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Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Cassandra Jardine
Telegraph (12 January 2010)

“It started with Girl Power and has sunk into mindless hedonism. Why has sexual equality backfired?... A few years ago feminism was dismissed as boring and earnest, something espoused by women in dungarees, that sartorial symbol of a movement that felt the need to hide women’s femininity, not celebrate it. These days, the very word feminism has become so besmirched that is is now referred to as the f-word. But, with the turn of the new decade, a slew of books is attempting to recast, or revive, the almost-deceased debate about women’s place in society, among them Ellie Levenson’s The Noughtie Girl’s Guide to Feminism and Kat Banyard’s The Equality Illusion. These books will be lucky to find any kind of readership, when even intelligent young women choose Katie Price as their role model.”


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