The main takeaways I had from this book, was a thorough critique of our current sexual culture, the direct impact the rise of porn in the mainstream has had on this and an examination of our perception of gender and the increase in society and in the media of neurosexism.
A smooth read, very accessible.
Some shocking information about the exploitation of women ( did you know that there is an online platform for men to leave (disgusting and degrading) feedback on prostitutes they have used?) with a clear suggestion that the poorer classes are more vulnerable and lack a legitimate choice. The rhetoric of choice being a key debate which forms the main thread of the book and is tackled very well.
Topics still so relevant today, especially with the rise of social media and the trend for sexual and revealing ('living doll') poses.
Some powerful statements which should be read.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1046 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1844084841
- Publisher: Virago; Reprint edition (26 May 2011)
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052RMNNI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 63 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #605,136 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)