Naomi Wolf Whiffs Badly With New Vagina Book

Her 'Vagina' tome makes it an even stranger time to be female: Meghan Daum
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2012 1:06 PM CDT
This book cover image released by Ecco shows "Vagina," by Naomi Wolf.   (AP Photo/Ecco)
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(Newser) – With women's issues and rape definitions in the national conversation, this would be the perfect time for a prominent feminist voice to come forward, writes Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times. Too bad Naomi Wolf chose to write Vagina: A New Biography instead. Let's see, she wrote it because her sexual climaxes were getting less climactic, and the result is an "overbearing, oversharing" mess.

Yes, Wolf tries to make this into a deeply meaningful book about the "scope of female sexuality," but all she really does is reduce women to their vaginas. "We could all benefit from some smart, substantive thinking from one of America's foremost feminist thinkers," writes Daum. "If Naomi Wolf ever really qualified—and that is debatable—she appears to have excused herself from the table." Read the full column here. (Read more Naomi Wolf stories.)

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