Our Bodies, Ourselves
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
- Simon & Schuster
Our Bodies, Ourselves is a feminist classic. This updated edition of the book, first published in 1973 in the United States is a multidimensional object: it includes anatomical charts, first-person stories, sociological considerations and militant assertions of the right to dispose of one’s body.
This new edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves includes the latest vital information on the health care system, safer sex, environmental health risks, body image, local and global activism. As well as crucial information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, and sexuality and sexual health as we age.
I was amazed by the intimate and political nature of the book. It is a kind of feminist encyclopedia so rich in reflections, personal experiences, figures that I was really impressed by their collective work. It seems that they have thought about all the situations and questions that we ask ourselves in a woman’s life and that they have brought succinct and accurate answers. Personally, I read it like a novel, thanks to the clever mix of testimonies and information. But it can also be consulted when needed.It’s a feminist manual that I want to offer to my friends, my buddies and my sisters (if I had any), because it’s a tool both for self-knowledge and for the fight to be more respected on many levels (work, couple, sexuality, health, etc.). Iris