Popular Feminism

There has been a flurry of popular feminist press in the last year and Catherine Hakim’s most recent addition is stirring up the debate. How do you feel about the books that are reaching and selling on public bookshelves? Do they stimulate debate or merely reinforce opinions already held? How do you feel about what the authors are actually saying?

Here are three of the most popular, including Hakim’s for controversy:

Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The return of sexism, Virago press 2010

Caitlin Moran, How to be a woman, Ebury Press, 2011

Catherine Hakim, Honey Money, Penguin, 2011

and some articles to get you thinking:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/31/living-dolls-natasha-walter

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_reviews/article7007007.ece

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/aug/28/honey-money-catherine-hakim-review

http://www.slate.com/id/2302762/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8734868/Honey-Money-The-Power-of-Erotic-Capital-by-Catherine-Hakim-review.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jun/26/caitlin-moran-how-be-woman?INTCMP=SRCH

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/how-to-be-a-woman-by-caitlin-moran-2305805.html

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