Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the '90s

Catharine Lumby


Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the '90s

Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the '90s

  • Title: Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the '90s
  • Author: Catharine Lumby
  • ISBN: 9781864480764
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover



Younger women reject the victim tag and engage with the media in a self assured way that does not concur with traditional feminist thinking The author believes that politically correct attitudes to sex can be just as restrictive as traditional ones.


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I have read chapters of this over the years for various assignments in various classes. Catharine Lumby is important to Australian Feminism. Her critique of Australian media remains as relevant now as it was when she wrote this book 12 years ago. She asks us to question everything - Feminist Critique, Patriarchy, advertising, what people tell us advertising is trying to tell us, censorship - all of it.This is the first time I have ever read the book cover to cover - I am sure i have read chapter [...]

One of the more interesting books I’ve read this year. Lumby is an Australian academic and feminist. She’s particularly interesting on the subject of moral panics in and involving the media, especially in relation to sex and violence, and also on the subject of sexism in advertising. She points out the disturbing way in which many feminists have lined themselves up alongside hardline conservatives and Christian fundamentalists on these issues. She makes an even more interesting point – tha [...]


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