Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva vs. the Patriarchy (Paperback)

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By Melissa Bowers (Translator), LIV Stromquist
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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 Str mquist 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683961109
ISBN-10: 1683961102
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English