British feminist Natasha Walter says it was more acceptable to complain about sexism in the 80s than it is today. Have women really sacrificed feminism for "fake nails, fake tan and, finally, fake breasts?"
According to a profile by Kira Cochrane of the Guardian, Walter once believed feminists could ignore women's "private lives: how women made love, how they dressed, whom they desired . . . I believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of the old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away." But it didn't wither — Walter now thinks it may have flourished. She's written a book called Living Dolls (we wrote about one excerpt from the Times of London), and she tells Cochrane,