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Interesting ideas that need expanding on
on 30 January 2011
Besides the author having an appropriate name for women's studies (Ms Power) she also has some very interesting ideas. For example, the chapters on what Sarah Palin means to feminism, the US Republican use of feminist rhetoric to support their military strategies and how capitalism drives objectification. The second half focuses on setting porn and sexuality in context.
However, I was often left unsure about what her view was and would have liked more elaboration on the validity of the ideas. I agree with other reviewers that the book lacks a satisfactory (and readable) conclusion.
I look forward to her next book (which I hope is longer) but would suggest the style is made more accessible in order to attract a wider audience. I struggled to understand the text in some places due to the academic language used and this is despite being a masters level graduate.