Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

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Little, Brown Book Group, May 26, 2011 - Social Science - 288 pages

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  - BrittanyLyn - LibraryThing

I felt this was a bit dense, covering much information that I was already familiar with, but perhaps to someone not aware of the women's plight in society, or looking for an introduction to feminism ... Read full review

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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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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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