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  - Lauren Alexander - Goodreads

"The little girl cuddles her doll and dresses her up as she dreams of being cuddled and dressed up herself; inversely, she thinks of herself as a marvelous doll." -Living Dolls Walter addresses ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pernille - 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

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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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