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Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

Natasha Walter

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Prose: non-fiction, Feminism & feminist theory, Gender studies, gender groups

The highly acclaimed, controversial and much needed look at our highly sexualised culture, reissued with a new introduction. 'A must-read' Viv Groskop, Guardian

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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Praise for Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

  • 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?

  • ** '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

  • ** '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

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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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