One of feminism’s paradoxes — one that challenges many of its optimistic histories— is how women's embarrassment of their own bodies has remained persistent over time.
This book is a major milestone; a long overdue treatment on the subject of the most secretive and intimate parts of a woman's body, the vulva and vagina, and is to be applauded.
For the first time, the women interviewed and photographed by the author spoke openly and freely about the hidden parts of their bodies and demonstrated that, "we're all different, yet fundamentally all the same."
Women's bodies are perfect in form and function. There is no reason for shame or embarrassment. This wonderful book she be stocked in all school libraries and read by all adolescents.
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This is an important book. Womanhood: The Bare Reality starts a much needed conversation about a woman's body in a very direct way.--Athena Lamnisos, CEO, The Eve Appeal
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Laura Dodsworth is a photographer who specialises in projects that explore people: our loves, our lives and our place in the world. Bare Reality was funded on Kickstarter, the online platform for creative projects, in just one day. An exclusive extract from Manhood: The Bare Reality was one of the top ten most-read articles on the Guardian website in 2017, with over 2 million readers.
- Publisher : PINTER AND MARTIN (21 February 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1780664656
- ISBN-13 : 978-1780664651
- Dimensions : 17.22 x 2.82 x 21.18 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 134,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mrs C Gardener
A groundbreaking bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 April 2019
7 people found this helpful
A must read book, for women and partners.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 June 2020
My wife and I both enjoyed reading and learning from this amazing book
2 people found this helpful
We are all beautifulReviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 March 2019
With women around me I think this is a an excellent vehicle to reassure women that they are not abnormal and negative body image thoughts are common and to be cast away with the rest of life’s baggage.
4 people found this helpful
Miss R M Thompson
A timely and inspirational bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 November 2019
Beautiful, educational, thought-provoking and totally relevant. For mothers, daughters, partners, friends. We need more of this type of inspiring work on our shelves. Recommend highly.
3 people found this helpful
Ein "so sollte die Vulva aussehen"gibt es nicht!! Top BuchReviewed in Germany on 10 October 2020
Super, wenn es das Buch Mal in deutsch geben würde. Trotzdem top zum ansehen. Wann bekommt Frau, Mädchen Mal die Chance Vulvas (Vulvien?) zu sehen? In Aufklärungsbücher, nur gemalt oder von aussen zu sehen. Es sollte viel mehr Anschauungsmaterial geben damit junge Mädchen und Frauen wissen, dass sie vollkommen "normal" aussehen!!! Es gibt keine Standard Vulva, die SO aussehen sollte. Lasst euch nicht so was sagen!!!
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