Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by News Analysis This book changed lives for decades. How will we know our bodies are normal now? ByJessica Valenti April 12, 2018 When For generations of girls, “Our Bodies, Ourselves” was the starter pack to adulthood: It let you know whether your vulva was weird looking (it wasn’t), what kind of birth control you might want to use and whether you were the only one who had a special relationship with your pillow. (You weren’t, Page 162 assured.) But after nearly 50 years, Our Bodies Ourselves, the Boston nonprofit home of the book, will stop publishing the pubescent tome amid a period of “transition.” The book, last updated in 2011, will no longer have new editions. “This is a really sad moment for our readers,” said Julie Childers, the executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves. “But we still have a strong, scrappy board of directors and 300 experts in the field to continue being a voice in the public sphere.” That the foundational feminist text will cease to publish at this particular time seems strange. Trump’s inauguration was dwarfed by millions… Read full this story
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