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Naked Reading 2023 XIX

I've updated my Naked Reading 2023 page with my latest read, Naked Feminism: Breaking the Cult of Female Modesty, by Victoria Bateman.

This excellent book examines the imposition of modesty upon women. Looking at contemporary and historical examples in many different cultures and contexts, it reveals how modesty keeps being used as a tool to control women, and lays out the dangers the myriad forms of oppression that results in. From the most harrowing abuses of women, through to social and economic inequalities, and slut shaming, it lays out in careful detail how the culture of modesty does nothing but disadvantage and harm women and society at large. A must read.

That's my mini-review, but I've also written more extensive thoughts on my book review blog.

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