It's an absolute tragedy how many mothers project their insecurities and self-hatred onto their daughters in one way or another !
Mary Daly used the term, 'pre-possession' to describe how under patriarchy, women are often not not very well nurtured , not mothered and so are more liable to get possessed by patriachal norms. Thus male dominance gets embedded deeper, from one generation to the next, with men inventing notions of female beauty that shift and fluctuate in rediculous ways, from season to season, and decade to decade. Dr Daly's views on American gynaecology are also so relevant to the ways science and medicine are in service to male dominance and the fashion industry ie capitalism. Dr Daly's, ideas, (she was a philosopher and theologian), should be in the school curriculum under social studies or philosophy.!
Imagine what a source of strength that could be for girls whose mothers are weakened and who cannot nurture their daughters and psychologically we are prey to al sorts of manipulations by individual males, seeking control.