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by Naomi Wolf


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I read books such as evolutionary biologists Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá’s Sex at Dawn;1 I reread sociologist Shere Hite’s The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality;2 I studied histories of the vagina such as The Story of V: A Natural History of Female Sexuality by cultural historian Catherine Blackledge;3 and I looked at the latest.

In the book, Wolf looks at times and places in history where citizens were faced with the closing of an open society and .

In the book, Wolf looks at times and places in history where citizens were faced with the closing of an open society and successfully fought back. Vagina: A New Biography (2012). Published in 2012 on the topic of the vagina, Vagina: A New Biography was much criticized, especially by feminist authors.

For the feminist writer Naomi Wolf, the spring of 2009 was beautiful. She was "emotionally and sexually happy, intellectually excited, and newly in love". Her boyfriend of two years was more than able to provide for her physical and emotional needs and they had, it seems, a fabulous sex life. But then – uh, oh – trouble in paradise. This experience transformed Wolf's life in more ways than one, for out of it came Vagina: A New Biography (a title, I admit, that has made me think a Kindle might, after all, have its uses).

Naomi Wolf says new science about the connection between sex and the brain can lead to improvement in women’s lives. Vagina: A New Biography should have been an important book. A very important book. The 5,000-year-old continuing epidemic of unhappy, disrespected female sexuality, as Wolf rightly maintains, not only influences our world, our wars, our cultures, our economies and even our love affairs, but also produces, literally, the lifeblood of humankind: talk about biting the vulva that births you.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Vagina: A New Biography. In sizing up the alleged boons of vaginal liberation, Wolf refuses to acknowledge the actual levers of oppression that subjugate bona fide vagina owners in this country today. This might be more forgivable if Vagina was more of an autobiography. but Vagina is instead dressed up like a serious political tract with all sorts of utopian notions of healing the world, and the psychic wounds of all the world's women. Natasha Vargas-Cooper.

Vagina: A New Biography. by. Naomi Wolf (Goodreads Author).

Xii, 381 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. "When an unexpected medical crisis sends on a deeply personal journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-365) and index.

Introduction In the weeks since Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography was released, feminists have enjoyed a rare moment of widespread agreement: This book, without a doubt, is awful. In the New Statesman, Laurie Penny explained how and why this sort of excuse for feminism hurts women.

Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence

Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female. For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.

One of our bestselling and most respected cultural critics, Naomi Wolf, acclaimed author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America, brings us an astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina—and, consequently, how we understand women.

A “New Biography,” Vagina is at once serious, provocative, and immensely entertaining—a radical and endlessly fascinating exploration of the gateway to female consciousness from a remarkable writer and thinker at the forefront of the new feminism.


Comments: (7)

Yannara
This is the first - and only - book I have read to date that seems to get it right about female sexuality. The powerful mind-body connection between female genitals, sexual expression, and our lives, thinking and emotions doesn't get the attention it deserves in our educations, our lives, or in medicine. Reading this book is not just one long 'aha!' moment, for me as a female person with a vagina, but in some parts moves me to tears, feeling finally at long last understood - and understandable. Finally - it's not that women are crazy; our complex sexuality interacts on multiple levels with our emotional experience, our cognition, and even our very physical health. This changes so much for me - from how I view my relationships, to how I select a physician in the future, how I treat myself as a human sexual being, even to understanding why masturbation never ever carries the same powerful delight and satisfaction that partnered sexual activity can. I am moved, educated, reassured - and changed.

The holiday gift giving season just got easier for me - anyone who doesn't own this book, and does know women, will be getting a copy of this for their next birthday, or gifting holiday.
VAZGINO
Every woman and man should read this to understand the challenges we have faced in explaining why sex does or doesn't feel like we hoped it would. Women, get your feelings validated. Men, learn what your partner actually needs to feel physically fulfilled and reap the benefits. We ARE different, and there are great benefits to be gained from understanding this. Read it and reap.
Doktilar
I usually enjoy what Naomi Wolf writes--her writing seems effortlessly narrative and informed, and I like her modernist feminist viewpoint (compared to my viewpoint, which, given my age practically dates from the E.C. Stanton era).

Despite this book's title, it's a lot more than a compendium of dry biological information on a physical organ. It's also a look at the sort of treatment vaginas, and thereby women, are subject to. She hits up history, psychology, the porn industry, women's views of themselves. You name it, she takes you there through a lens you've probably never used before.

I'd recommend this book to pretty much any woman, seeing as every woman is equipped with a vagina, but even more to men, for whom the concept and the physical reality is alien.
Adaly
This is a MUST READ for everyone. I am somewhat expert in the field, and I learned a lot.
Shaktit
I found the book very informative, although her anatomy is often weak, e.g. there is no’s such named nerve as the pelvic nerve, and there is no such vertebra as L6, but otherwise is a very thought provoking book.
invasion
This book is so powerful and filled with useful information. Even if couples only read the second half, it may save many marriages. But in its entirety it is history, anthropology, anatomy, biology, psychology all rolled into one book. I'm grateful Naomi Klein researched and wrote this book and that me and my book club took the time to read it.
I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
I am a guy Allie to feminism and this book don’t just opened my eyes but also made me realice that my true job is to keep the women in my life as happy as I can
Did not quite understand the direction of the book. It started as a Physiological book about the woman’s body and how injuries can effect a woman’s ability to have an orgasm, then for the next 200 or so pages it went over the historical oppression of women and how the sexual revolution possibly made things worse (or something like that). I failed to see the connection between the two or the book did not make it clear.
Vagina: A New Biography download epub
Sexual Health
Author: Naomi Wolf
ISBN: 0061989169
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Sexual Health
Language: English
Publisher: Ecco; 1st edition (September 11, 2012)
Pages: 400 pages