Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


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

Praise For…


"The coolly devastating precision of Living Dolls is all the more potent for its patient description of a viciously misogynistic culture."  New Statesman

"Excellent."  Allison Pearson, author, I Don't Know How She Does It

"An important book . . . Walter has started a discussion that needs to take place not just between women, but between all of us."  Times

"Share with your teenage niece, daughter, sister, or friend." —Bitch Magazine

"Required reading for everyone who cares about our humanity."  —Irish Times

"A compelling and convincing analysis, and an essential read for any feminist." —Bust Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781844087099
ISBN-10: 1844087093
Publisher: Virago Press (UK)
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Pages: 273
Language: English