Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

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Little, Brown, Sep 20, 2011 - Social Science - 288 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  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

Even though I hate these issues and am getting a little down on the current ways of the world as examined in this book, I have to give it five stars because it's full of common sense (which isn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - eclecticdodo - LibraryThing

A Book in two halves. The first part looking at how current trends of hypersexualisation and girlification, often described as choice or empowerment, are actually perpetuating the oppression of women ... 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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