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The author of the book: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0788155814
ISBN 13: 9780788155819
Language: English
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Edition: Diane Books Publishing Company
Date of issue: September 1st 1998

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I read this after I completed Possessing the Secret of Joy, also by Alice Walker--and I recommend that the two books be read consecutively. Walker and Parmar are on a treasure hunt, to find the roots of the practices of clitoridectomy and infibulation, and tell the stories of victims of the practice, as well as profiles of health and social workers who are trying to put an end to this dangerous, unnecessary practice, which contrary to belief is unsanctioned by any major religion.

Yes, it's a difficult read for a privileged Westerner, although similar operations were performed on girls and young women in the United States as treatment for "hysteria" and "self abuse", documented up until at least 1946 and perhaps beyond that. Autonomy of the body is still a relatively modern concept, and women continue to willingly mutilate themselves to fit some sort of ideal aesthetic--breast implants and other surgeries, complete body hair removal, so many painful procedures that are packaged as giving boosts to self-esteem, when really, it's to fit an unattainable standard of beauty.

It's chilling, when one thinks about the latest craze...vaginoplasties and labial restructuring. Western women are lining up to submit themselves to an operation that, if performed in Africa or the Middle East, they would label as barbaric.


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Ebook Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women read Online! Alice Walker, one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.



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