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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 graduated with a double First in English from Cambridge University and also spent time studying and teaching at Harvard University. She has worked and written for VOGUE, MIRABELLA and the TLS. She is currently Deputy Literary Editor at the INDEPENDENT.

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