This article is from the Feminism References FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Brownmiller, Susan. _Femininity_. Fawcett Columbine, New York. 1984.
ISBN: 0-449-90142-4 (trade paperback).
A mild (for Brownmiller) but earnest book that explores the effect
that demands of "femininity" have on women.
Freedman, Rita. _Beauty Bound_. Lexington Books, D.C. Heath and
Company. 1988. ISBN: 0-669-11141-4 (hardback).
Explores the effects that conventional notions of beauty and
womens' efforts to meet them have on women.
Wolf, Naomi. _The Beauty Myth_. Chatto & Windus, London, 1991. W.
Morrow, New York, 1991.
Examines the impact that conventional notions of feminine beauty
have on women from a feminist perspective.