Fruit of Knowledge

Fruit of Knowledge

The Vulva Vs. the Patriarchy

Graphic Novel - 2018
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"Activist Liv Strömquist riffs on outrageous obsessions with menstruation and genitalia."--Back cover.
Publisher: [Seattle, WA] :, Fantagraphics Books,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781683961109
1683961102
Branch Call Number: GN STRO
Characteristics: 139 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Melissa - Translator

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SJPL_JessL Sep 09, 2019

Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva vs. the Patriarchy by Liv Stronmquist is an English translation of the same book from the Swedish publication in 2014.
Stronmquist explores the history of the vulva, female clitoral stimulation, and menstrual cycles and when they became taboo topics, thanks to the patriarchy. The medium helps keep the topics fairly light-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny, without holding back any of the fairly in-depth history lesson. A highly recommended read.

multcolib_karene Feb 14, 2019

Clever, snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and very informative. This should be read by teens, men, women, and non-binary folks. I thought I knew a lot about vulvas (though like most folks, I totally used the wrong term to refer to it when I was younger) but Liz Stromquist provides a ton of eye-opening information (with references!).

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