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Unformatted text preview: But by the end of the book, after interviewing women from New York City to Kabul, Afghanistan, she discovers that it is more important to love a body the way it is, and not attempt to be anything other. Ensler uses her novella as a forum to criticize the wacky cultural phenomenon that has grabbed hold of the female American population. She employs this by interviewing people first who are consumed by the phenomenon, and then contrasting them to those from other countries – like in Africa and Afghanistan – who have much more important things to worry about (i.e. poverty and hunger) than the size of their waistline. Overall, I found the novella to be an excellent assessment of everything that is wrong with this particular cultural phenomenon in America. Hopefully, Ensler’s work can be the first step on the way to reversing this scary trend....
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- Fall '07
- Philosophical terminology, Eve Ensler, Good Body