Publication Date

Fall 11-2003

Journal

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Volume

18

Issue

4

First Page

65

Last Page

86

Abstract

n this paper, I argue that one of the most intense ways women are encouraged to enjoy sublime experiences is via attempts to control their bodies through excessive dieting. If this is so, then the societal-cultural contributions to the problem of eating disorders exceed the perpetuation of a certain beauty ideal to include the almost universal encouragement women receive to diet, coupled with the relative shortage of opportunities women are afforded to experience the sublime.

DOI

doi/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2003.tb01413.x/abstract