Read this for a gender class wanting to know more about how women are coerced into beauty practices everyday that hurt us... but this author is transphobic. For a lesbian, she has no empathy for the oppression of anyone different from her. As Audre Lorde said, "There is no hierarchy of oppressions" When trans women are hurt, all women are hurt. When anyone in the LGBT community is oppressed, we are all oppressed. Wildly offensive. Don't read.