Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

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Virago, 2011 - Psychology - 273 pages
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I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.'

Empowerment, liberation, choice. Once the watchwords of feminism, these terms have now been co-opted by a society that sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised and increasingly narrow vision of femininity. Drawing on a wealth of research and personal interviews, LIVING DOLLS is a straight-talking, passionate and important book that makes us look afresh at women and girls, at sexism and femininity - today.

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User Review  - Laura Ellison - Goodreads

This book is about challenging perceptions, addressing gender differences and earmarking ways in which feminism can continue to grow in modern British society. The book is split into two chapters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pernille Frisvoll - Goodreads

I can't say I enjoyed this book, because it is a dire read. It is thought-provoking and so important, and highlights the fact that sexism remains a pressing issue in modern society. I think the world would be a better place if everyone read this. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Natasha Walter is author of THE NEW FEMINISM. She is a regular contributor to the national papers and BBC Radio.

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