I want to thank XESENTA (http://xesenta.wordpress.com) for posting this piece on author, Natasha Walter’s newest book (“Living Dolls: The return of sexism”) that scrutinizes our “oversexed” modern-society. Walter asserts that, while gender politics have been reformed in terms of “gender-equality”, CULTURE HAS NOT. That, in fact, sexism has “slid in through the back door,” and is alive and well, as can be witnessed in our erotically-obsessed existence. Walter sites the integration of pole-dancing, breast implants, and porn-stars into our mainstream culture as evidence for her argument. Additionally, she provides evidence against biologically determined gender-identity, from a mother’s perspective.
While, I certainly agree with her latter premise, the former leaves me wondering…scratching my chin for some serious self-reflection!
The book seems a bit difficult to get a hold of in the States, but you can bet that if I do get my lil hands on it…there will be a book review on my “other” site (http://conchitasopenbook.tumblr.com) sooner than you can say…the F word, not not that one the OTHER one…FEMINISM!
Stay Tuned…xxx c