While I felt a book that heralded “the return of sexism” should have made broader points and connections, I really did enjoy Living Dolls and think Walter is a fantastic writer. Let me know what you think of the review; here’s a snippet to get you thinking:
In her 1998 book, The New Feminism, Natasha Walter argued that the feminist adage the “personal is political” needed to ditch the “personal” and focus on broader political goals. Feminists shouldn’t worry so much about sexual objectification, Walter said; young women didn’t want to be told what to wear and who to sleep with. Walter now says that she was “entirely wrong”.