Sorry boys! No pictures of vaginas here. Maybe you can purchase the book and get some of that – or maybe not. The book is being hailed as important for all women as Naomi continues her feminist works with, what Amazon has called, “…astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina”.
VAGINA: A NEW BIOGRAPHY DETAILS
What some call TMI, controversy-courting feminist Naomi Wolf presents as matter-of-fact reporting. After undergoing surgery to free a compressed pelvic nerve, the author of The Beauty Myth experienced soul-stirring orgasms that not only rocked her world but inspired her newest conversation-ready thesis: A woman’s happy, well-loved vagina is integral to her creativity and self-fulfillment.
Vagina: A New Biography might more accurately be titled My Very Own Vagina, especially when Wolf exalts the ministrations of attentive lovers. Like the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, perhaps this book is best suited to e-readers. But Wolf’s survey of historical attitudes toward female genitalia is less titillating and more informative, especially the pages about jazz ladies who sang the blues about their vaginas. B-
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Sept. 5, 2012
- Why have vaginas become taboo? (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- A goddess-shaped hole in Naomi Wolf’s new work (newstatesman.com)
- Naomi Wolf’s “Vagina” is full of bad science about the brain (newstatesman.com)
- Feminist Dopamine, Conscious Vaginas, and the Goddess Array (neurocritic.blogspot.com)
- Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf (guardian.co.uk)
- Ariel Levy: Naomi Wolf exalts the vagina. (newyorker.com)