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…

** '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

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?

** 'Walter does a brilliant job of demolishing their (scientists') arguments—Mail on Sunday, Susie Orbach

** 'Required reading for everyone who cares about our humanity, and that means all of us—Katherine Sheridan, Irish Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781844087099
ISBN-10: 1844087093
Publisher: Little, Brown UK
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English