"Fat is not about food. Fat is about protection, sex, mothering, strength, assertion, and love. Fat is a response to the way you are seen by your husband, your mother, your boss -- and yourself. You can change that response by learning the difference between "mouth hunger" and "stomach hunger", by seeing weight loss as a good thing rather than a punishment, and by realizing that food is not your enemy. ..."
A great read, even for those who aren't "feminists". It really opened my eyes as to how much our culture affects (and ruins) our self image. We don't realize the massive pressure put on us to look a certain way, this book focusing on body shape. Society has created unrealistic and often unhealthy goals, and we're so entrenched in it, we believe it ourselves. This is a must read for everyone (not just women) and anyone with any insecurities about their appearance (not just body fat). Until we admit these shackles exist, we cannot throw them off and really love our bodies and ourselves.