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I Am Mine: Reclaiming the Vagina in Nymphomaniac Vol. I

The vagina is an enigma. Throughout history, religion has tried to hide it, politics have punished it and patriarchy has held it hostage. The rise of feminist movements in the 19th century began reclaiming ownership of the vagina, but even in the 21st century the word creates controversy and many women continue to restrain their sexual desires at the request of patriarchal regulations. But, the work of several artists has allowed for conversation to spark and has empowered females around the world to acknowledge their carnal rights. Such is the case of the film Nymphomaniac Vol. I. This work explores female sexuality and its intricacies, from the term vagina to the nature of sex and patriarchal constructions of femininity. Nymphomaniac Vol. I acts as a space for debate and acceptance that serves to understand that sexuality is as much a biological right for women as it is for men. Religious constructions One of the biggest sources of female oppression in our society is religion, specifically the faith of Christianity. Its foundations lie upon the belief …