From Collegium, a special issue on The Trouble with Ribs: Women, Men and Gender in Early Modern Europe. A review of Sad, Mad and Bad: Women and the Mind-Doctors from 1800 by Lisa Appignanesi. A review of Growing Up Female in Nazi Germany by Dagmar Reese. A new plague facing women: Three graphic new books about depression by women writers will cast new light on Britain's hidden epidemic. It takes a family (to break a glass ceiling): Hillary Clinton’s rise to power, unsettling as it is, follows a time-tested pattern for the breaking of gender barriers. Think Botox is a beauty step too far? How about a skull-lift? Or a fat-harvested bust augmentation? On the what the future holds for women and the beauty industry.

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