Living Dolls

Living Dolls : The Return of Sexism

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 133 x 201 x 20mm | 211g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
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  • 1844087093
  • 9781844087099
  • 32,494

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This book marked a real feminist awakening for me . . . it might make you rage, but in a good, important way Laura Bates Elle
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** 'Required reading for everyone who cares about our humanity, and that means all of us * Katherine Sheridan, Irish Times * ** 'Walter does a brilliant job of demolishing their (scientists') arguments * Mail on Sunday, Susie Orbach * ** 'In LIVING DOLLS, Walter makes a compelling case that we need feminism more than ever...this book makes a disturbing, passionate and compelling case for revisiting our notions of equality...Everyone who cares anything about the kind of society we are curre * Sunday Business Post * This book marked a real feminist awakening for me . . . it might make you rage, but in a good, important way -- Laura Bates * Elle * If anyone doubts the need to protect girls from the toxic, hyper-sexualised, disempowering environment they're now growing up in, they should read LIVING DOLLS * Maggie Hamilton, author of WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR GIRLS? *
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About Natasha Walter

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