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I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World [Eve Ensler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this daring book . In this New York Times best-selling book, Ensler offers fictional monologues and Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the. Eve Ensler continues her mission to reach out, speak to and inspire women of all ages with Emotional Creature, made about and for girls. Through discovery.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The final “I Am An Emotional Creature” poem encapsulates the whole enslr and purpose of this book, this project in perhaps my favorite form I am an emotional creature, and there’s nothin Wow.


I am connected to everything and everyone. Every young woman should read this, if not to know her own freedom to ask questions and be herself but to also learn more about the plight of women around the world, women who face the risk of FGM or being sold into slavery or being silenced.

Why give men this chance to get turned on? Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer pressure in a suburban high school; an anorexic blogging as she eats less and less; a Masai girl from Kenya unwilling to endure female genital mutilation; a Bulgarian sex slave, no more than fifteen, a Chinese factory worker making Barbies; an Iranian student who is tricked into a nose job; a pregnant girl trying to decide if she should keep her baby.

Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is a near-perfect success both as a grand statement of solidarity and as a gorgeously wrought, long-overdue story of black life and black love. The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.

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And when change does come, it’s ALWAYS a small few brave people who decide to rise I don’t know much about who Eve Ensler is except through the three books I’ve read from her, but I do know I love her books, her ideas, her heart and her spirit. It’s message is, You know, it’s okay to like boys — if that’s what you like– and nothing’s wrong with that, but you know, make sure you like and respect yourself too. Starving myself when I love food? You are commenting using your Facebook account.

There were many interviews and questions asked, like; What do you like about your body? They make me present.

So many people, especially the poor and the women of the world, are exploited to no means and have very little resources to escape their shitty fate. There are many other stories that are able to pull my heartstrings, like the one featuring an African girl refusing a genital mutilation, or that of a lesbian who refuses to be labeled.

I am an emotional creature. I know that lipstick means more than show. The book will no doubt offer solace and insight for those who are right in the middle of the fucked-up girl and boy and parent stuff that freaks out teenage girls. The book promotes, in the name of independence, three things that I think are dangerous.

Jan 25, Pages. The feminist subject in this book is just spreading awareness of basic human rights.

What do you have to cut off in yourself in order to please others? Though her scope has become increasingly global in recent years largely due to her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo with sexual assault victimsshe still sees a universality in the issues affecting women.

Overall, I was impressed by this book. Ensler’s book is more from the perspective of a white privileged woman who heard about genital mutilation on the six o’clock news. Also by Eve Ensler.


I think today’s young girls are growing up so quickly and there are less outlets for them to discuss important issues, like abusive relationships and safe sex, or at least, it isn’t coming from a source that is from “their generation. Its a great read!!!


LitFlash The eBooks you emogional at the lowest prices. The connection to feminism represented in the book unfolds with the stories told by girls and how the overcame their struggles. Due to this the book as a whole felt more like one female voice, with a specific leaning, rather than a group of distinct female voices.

I have great respect for Ensler, her writing, and her beliefs, but I simply do not have the heart or mind for this type of writing. The poems and stories are short and easy to read.

Looking for More Great Reads? While that does not bode well for me, I can understand that for her intent maybe it was not the best choice. I think with so much real suffering happening in other parts of the world, it’s difficult to remember that girls in first-world countries have their own voices and stories needing to be told, and just because it isn’t anything news-worthy, doesn’t mean it isn’t a problem or question or anxiety worth addressing I am your remaining memory.

Feb 09, Pages Buy. One horrifying girl fact: Even when I didn’t connect with the individual stories I still felt this rush of inspiration. That last bit really ruined it for me. Today we have something special for you Every story, no matter how it is written, often took me back to my own childhood.

I am connecting you to your source. All who have visited this place know what the status quo for women is. She was comfortable, even happy, with her distinctive nose, and is devastated by the change.