Who she is: According to her website, Naomi Wolf is an "author, social critic, and political activist [who] raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change."
Her book, The Beauty Myth, was a bestseller that "challenged the cosmetics industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s. The New York Times called it one of the most important books of the 20th century." This book ushered in what has been called the "third wave of the feminist movement."