Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)
Focus on Equality of the Sexes; Emily Maguire Discusses the Gender Stereotypes Amidst a Call to Arms
Byline: Miranda Cashin firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Skirt's Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice by Emily Maguire
AFTER many waves of feminism it would be easy to think that things are fairly equal between the sexes. Women can do anything - right?
But according to Emily Maguire, despite the rise in equality amongst the sexes women are still socially and domestically in the same boat as pre-feminism and sexist stereotypes and gender assumptions still run rife.
This was illustrated to me when just the other day I was told by a male colleague that of course I didn't like the war movie because I was a girl. It obviously didn't have anything to do with the fact the script was flawed or that I'm against war - no, it was apparently simply because of my gender.
In Maguire's reworking of her 2008 book Princess and Pornstars, Your Skirt's Too Short is aimed at a slightly younger audience, adolescent girls.
Maguire said the book was a call to arms. …