Living Dolls The Return of Sexism go inside Book I have been watching this hypersexual culture getting fiercer and stronger and co opting the language of choice and liberati
Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism go inside Book I have been watching this hypersexual culture getting fiercer and stronger, and co-opting the language of choice and liberation.” - Natasha Walter, Living DollsAfter the Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke VMA performance some time ago I read a comment by a friend that asked the question: “Why is it that the man is always fully clothed while the woman is always half-naked?” Great question and an example of the double standards that are so rife in our society. This book does a terrific job in addressing sexism in society; feminism was supposed to empower women but unfortunately a lot of women have a false sense of empowerment. Women still feel the need to conform to the image that society has prescribed for them, an image which is more and more defined by the sex industry. The book challenges how we think, especially about the sex industry becoming so mainstream. Walter dissects arguments and shows us how problematic the sex industry is. Very problematic, even for women not involved in it :“The highly sexualized culture around us is tolerated and even celebrated because it rests on the illusion of equality.” Walter's tone is not judgmental at all. Her candid interviews with various women working in the sex industry, as well as the very disturbing opinions several British teenagers have shared with her about sexuality help cement her argument that there is really a problem here. Women are not empowered at all, violence, rape and the pressure to be perfect are things women still have to deal with.Women still experience sexual bullying, even women in positions of power and women don't have income equality with men. The book also addresses myths about women such as the opinion held by many that women aren't good at math. Is it biologically determined or is it a result of socialization?My feelings after reading this book: disgust at the fact that we have let this hypersexualized culture become so prevalent, yet relative optimism due to the fact that there is a lot of dialogue and more awareness these days.This is a must-read for everyone.. 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 aEmpowerment, 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.. Popular Kindle Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism One of the depressing things about living in a smug post-feminist age is just how sexist the world around us is, and how blatant that has become with little or no observable resistance. Walter was, in her earlier form, part of that problem with her late 1990s work arguing that things were pretty good for women, and a bunch of the fundamentals had come right. And now she admits just how wrong that analysis was. The first half of this book doesn't tell us all that much that the half-aware observer of the modern world shouldn't be able to see down the high street: the myth of the ldeal woman as porn 'star' (or glamour model as the Brits say), all justified by 'choice'. That is, the Walter is exposing the argument we hear so often that sexism and misogynistic industries are OK if women 'choose' to work in them or pink dolls are OK if girls choose them (even if that is all they 'choose') – this is, of course, all part of neo-liberalism's fetishisation of 'choice', in the same way as education policy is not about having the best school, but having the choice of schools. Not of course that for many women work in those 'industries' is much of a choice. More disturbing is the way Walter reminds us that these doll-like women (glamour models or WAGS) become the celebrity world's image of ideal woman-hood. However, even the most casual observer should be able to see this.More useful is Walter's relentless attack in the second half of the book on biological determinism – the pseudo- and selective science of biological differences between men and women including taste, social relations, caring, leadership, brain size, maths abilities, and so many other things that are held to be the product genetic development and psychological evolution (apparently, according to some psychologists, men prefer blue because in prehistoric times we hunted under wide open skies – a published piece in a peer reviewed journal.....). This section is great, all the more so because Walter adopts a naive observer voice meaning that she does not attack the determinist's science (for the most part) but she simply points out equally or more rigorous studies that they seem to ignore. So, the first half is good but didn't tell me much I didn't know, the second half is great, and a must read (alongside Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column in the Guardian) – I've not read the book yet.Lucid, accessible, and a pretty good piece of work at the scathing end of liberal feminism, but it is more than a little depressing to see the old arguments and issues coming back to haunt us. My major gripe is that the use of 'return' in the sub-title implies that at some stage sexism went away.
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