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Fruit of Knowledge : The Vulva Vs. the Patriarchy - by Liv Stru00f6mquist (Hardcover)
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From Adam and Eve to pussy hats, people have punished, praised, pathologized, and politicized vulvas, vaginas, clitorises, and menstruation. In this graphic nonfiction book, drawn in chunky, punky pen, Swedish cartoonist Liv Strömquist traces how different cultures and traditions have shaped women’s health and beyond. Her biting, informed commentary and ponytailed avatar guides the reader from the darkest chapters of history (a clitoridectomy performed on a five-year-old American child as late as 1948) to the lightest (vulvas used as architectural details as a symbol of protection). Like humorists Julie Doucet (Dirty Plotte), Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For), and Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), she uses the comics medium to reveal uncomfortable truths about how far we haven’t come.
Number of Pages: 139
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels, Social Science, Humor
Sub-Genre: Nonfiction, Women's Studies, Form
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Book theme: General, Comic Strips & Cartoons
Author: Liv Stru00f6mquist
Street Date: September 4, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-5739
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