Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
"A West Coast feminist and poet draws from myth, legend, history, religion, sociology, science, and other sources to trace the evolution of attitudes toward and perceptions of women and nature."--Goodreads website.
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We touch ourselves . We place our hands over our vulvas . We search . To put the clitoris out of reach , the lips of the vagina are sewn together . We cannot swear that we are virgins . A hymen is sewn into place .
We said that to hold back this caring would have been a violence to ourselves . She said after their training in the hospitals they came to us with doctors ' faces . She said it took weeks for them to drop this impersonality .
And we never invented ourselves , we admit . And my grandmother's body is now part of the soil , she said . Only now , we name ourselves . Only now , as we think of ourselves as passing , do we utter the syllables .
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I realize this is considered a classic in feminist literature, but it is not anything like what I was expecting and I found Griffin's stream of consciousness style to be very distracting. This is not ... Read full review
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LAND Her Changing Face
TIMBER What Was There for Them
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