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Living Dolls - The Return of Sexism by Natasha Walter

Living Dolls - The Return of Sexism

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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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Living Dolls - The Return of Sexism by Natasha Walter

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. While the opportunities available to women may have expanded, the ambitions of many young girls are in reality limited by a culture that sees women's sexual allure as their only passport to success. At the same time we are encouraged to believe that the inequality we observe all around us is born of innate biological differences rather than social factors.


'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?'

About the Author

Natasha Walter

Natasha Walter has worked as a journalist, columnist and reviewer for Vogue, the Guardian, the Observer and the Independent, has judged the Booker Prize, and is the founder of the charity Women for Refugee Women.

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5th May 2011


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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


304 pages


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