"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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Greatly Empowering Book!!!!
- Yuefang "Mom of 3 and a book lover."
Narrator does nothing for the image of feminism
Yes as it is a very important perspective in the fight for equality
That towards the end there was a particukar focus on the negative impact of gender stereotypes on men as well as women.
Narrator sounds haughty and puts on 'silly, girly' voices for the women in the book who are glamour girls, strippers, or just not helping themselves in the case for true freedom. A bit disrepectful I felt although possibly accurate.
A male narrator would have been brilliant. Brilliant evidence presented but part of me wonders if it isn't twisted a bit just like those she is criticising - 'we find what we expect'.