BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
Woman's Hour - Weekdays 10-11am, Saturdays 4-5pm
Listen online to Radio 4

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

Natasha Walter 4 Feb 2010
Natasha Walter, copyright, Charlie Hopkinson
Living Dolls - Natasha Walter on the return of sexism

Society sells women an airbrushed, highly sexualised and narrow vision of femininity, according to the feminist Natasha Walter. In her new book, she interviews sex workers, lap dancers and glamour models, as well as young women with more conventional jobs. She reports on what she calls the dangerous situation that women are facing today, now that pornography and the sex industry have moved from the margins of culture to take up a central position. If so many girls’ dreams stop at fame, glamour and endorsement by men, how much can this be called sexual liberation? How did the watchwords of feminism - ‘choice’, ‘empowerment’ and ‘liberation’ - become so quickly distorted?  She joins Jenni to discuss the issues.
Living Dolls by Natasha Walter, published by Virago, ISBN 978 1 84408 484 5.

Natasha Walter
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Recent items about Books
19 Mar 2010: Patricia Duncker
More items in the Books Archive
Listen now to the latest Woman's Hour
Listen Now
Latest programme
Listen again to previous programmes
Listen Again
Previous programmes

Retired? Downsizing? Moving home to be nearer the kids?

We'd like to hear your stories about moving house

Image: Find out how more about the Woman's Hour podcast
More about Woman's Hour podcasts

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy