Kate Beckinsale is giving us major #ParentingGoals yet again. Her reaction to daughter Lily鈥檚 college acceptance melted our hearts last winter, and now the proud mama has revealed one of the ways she tries to instill body positivity and self-love in her 18-year-old doppelganger.

Kate Beckinsale's body-image advice to her daughter

The 44-year-old actress sat down for a chat with Chelsea Handler on Netflix鈥檚 Chelsea and told the comedian that she strives to empower her daughter, who is looking to become an actress in her own right, with help from one specific book: Susan Faludi鈥檚 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women ($12).

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Recalling how she herself discovered the book at a young age, the British beauty highlighted a specific life-changing moment in which the author 鈥渢alks about how when, politically, women make big strides, it seems to always happen that the fashion becomes [a] very completely unattainable body type. And it鈥檚 this sort of unconscious way of controlling women to distract them into a kind of self-loathing.鈥

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ah the classic upper right hand corner gaze

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鈥淵ou know, because you get the vote, but it means either you can鈥檛 have any boobs because you have to be a flapper, that kind of thing,鈥 the #BossBabe continued. 鈥淣ow you鈥檙e supposed to have kind of a ridiculous a** and ridiculous boobs and a tiny waist and everything else. Meanwhile, a lot of political s**t is happening that maybe we can鈥檛 have abortions anymore or that sort of thing.鈥 She went on to conclude that 鈥渢he more we get sucked in and concentrate on our own a**, the more stuff can happen to us.鈥

Beckinsale鈥檚 go-to read may have become a bestseller over two decades ago in 1991, but it sure sounds like its message is as relevant as ever. *adds to reading list*

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(h/t InStyle; photo via Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for IFP)