Sunday, May 8, 2011

Catching Up with Inga Muscio

Origninally posted at Feministified on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photo by Ariana
Last Friday Inga Muscio, the author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independance and Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil was in Sacramento for a book signing. She is promoting her new book, rose. I was super jazzed to be able to attend. She read us a narrative from her book, did some Q & A, and then chatted with people, and autographed away.

It was awesome to be able to meet her and chat with her a bit. She is super friendly, funny, and she listens when people talk to her. I actually waited in line twice, because I wanted to ask for her autograph for a friend.

Her new book rose: love in violent times focuses on the effects of passive violence, sexual abuse and war on individuals and how it ultimately affects our society. Her voice is just as witty and poignant as we found in Cunt. Muscio draws you in with her humor and teaches you a valuable lesson on humanity before you've realized what is happening. You'll love the book.

From the end of the excerpt Muscio read to us:
We are indoctrinated to consider some people more important than others. We allow hierarchies into our lived realities and imaginations. We place fluctuating values on lives. We engage in passive violence even as we protest great violence. 
...This form of violence is very subtle, and we see it or partake in it pretty much everyday of our lives.
It is the American way.

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