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. Drawing on a wealth of research and personal interviews, Natasha Walter, author of the groundbreaking THE NEW FEMINISM and one of Britain's most incisive cultural commentators, gives us 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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Natasha Walter is author of THE NEW FEMINISM. She is a regular contributor to the national papers and BBC Radio.Review:
'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?
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Book Description Virago Press (UK), 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111844084841
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Book Description Virago Press (UK), 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1844084841