||God's Debris-a thought experiment
This book is about a conversation between two people, one of whom knows EVERYTHING. Since the author, Scott Adams, is not omnipotent, he writes from the point of view that that the simplest explanation is usually right. In the introduction Adams explains that the opinions and philosophies in the book are not necessarily his own. Using the simplest explanations for life's BIG questions ends up creating connections between things that normally aren't connected. Although all of the theories in the book are not necessarily true, they raise doubts and questions about our current views of reality and are definitely worth pondering and discussing.
This book, by Inga Muscio, is broken into three parts. The first explains the history behind the word *cunt* and how it came to be a negative word although it originates from ancient titles of respect for women, priestesses and godesses. Muscio believes that the word cunt has developed negative connotations that do not serve women and that the word should be taken back from a male-centered language and be used as an "all new woman-centered, cuntlovin' noun, adjective or verb", part of a new female-friendly language.
Part two of the book, The Anatomical Jewel, "examines why having a cunt in this society might just be worse than being called one". There are chapters about getting to know your female reproductive parts and cycle better, better forms of birth control, the acrimony between women in our society and how to overcome it and rape.
Part three focuses on re-establishing a close relationship with your cunt by confronting learned misogyny and re-educating ourselves to create a new consciousness that supports and respects all women.
Reading this book made me aware of SO many things I had never thought about before. For the first time in my life it made me feel proud to be a women, EMPOWERED. I realized that *I* wasn't the only female who had problems getting along with other girls...but that girls in our society are socialized to be jealous, catty and competitive with each other, instead of bonding together and supporting each other.
I would recommend that all women read this, but i realize that a lot of the book may be harsher than what some women can handle.