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Important and touching book
am 27. April 2017
First of all I have to admit that I was 'afraid' of reading the play/book because of its title. And maybe that's reason enough just to do so, because it's a fact that talking about vaginas or at least the use of the word still makes the majority of women worldwide feel embarrassed.
Nevertheless the book hold a special fascination for me and I liked that it's somehow a different kind of book.
Another confession: I didn't get the message of the book right away. And there are still parts I just don't understand. Not because I'm not a native English speaker but because they didn't appeal to me. Sometimes the 'creativity' of the text confused a lot (e.g. putting different facts and opinions together without further differentiation).
And I don't know if it's just me but I never quite thought that much about vaginas in the first place and actually I still don't see a reason to do it. Might be I'm not 'there' yet and it needs another couple of days or weeks of processing. Anyways, I think I do understand why this book is so important for women worldwide. The following movement and the commitment are impressive as is the community.
My favorite part is the one about the Bosnian women/rape and genital mutilation. Those parts were so vividly written I couldn't help but flinch.
Moreover there was this paragraph about appropriateness that really made me think a lot about cliches and so called standards. What is appropriate? What does appropriate actually mean? Who decides?
Something else I liked about the book are the instructive facts about history etc. that again proved me right that mankind is cruel. How can one species call itself superior and simultaneously be that self-destructive, irrational and harmful to one another?