"One out of ten suffer from the incurable disease."
"Aftonbladet's leader board is the independent social democrat."
"Now I have also read Johanna Peace's acclaimed first novel, ”Nora or brinn Oslo brinn”. It is just as good as most reviewers have said. The book manages to be both impressive well written and comical, in all his obsession and svartsynthet."
"the Novel, described as ”autofiktion”, that is to say, a literary genre in which fiction and facts mixed in, is about stockholmstjejen Johanna that gets assembled with the dane Emil. But so much more about the relationship may not really know. Rather than focus the story on ben's jealousy of Emil's ex, the Norwegian Nora. She is naturally beautiful and always receive many lajks on their selfies on Instagram."
"But, above all, is ”Nora or brinn Oslo brinn” a book about the queer female body. The book Johanna has since adolescence suffered from severe menstrual cramps. It is a pain that cuts into your stomach and gets her turn in the fetal position in spite of all the possible analgesic tablets."
"So the life, month after month, for nearly ten years. No one in her environment seems to have reacted to it which can hardly be completely normal menstrual cramps. Not even health care. They have just sent her home with yet another package Naproxen.nMen eventually the situation becomes untenable and Johanna are put into hospital and given a diagnosis: endometriosis.nif you have not heard about the disease? It had less than I also. Still experiencing about one in ten women of childbearing age of the disease that are chronic.nEndometrios caused by cells similar to the lining of the uterus ends up outside the uterus. The cells then begin to grow and cause inflammation that can lead to scar tissue, adhesions and cysts. And insane pain.n some women can endometriosis make it harder to have children. But if you do manage to become pregnant, the disease can be improved, otherwise it is not until one reaches menopause as the symptoms subside."
"the female body is a white stain"
"Why did you not learn about endometriosis biology already during secondary school? Now it was certainly a couple of decades since I was in school, but as I understood it is the ignorance about the disease is still big among young people. The entire female body is basically a white kunskapsfläck! It is just to ask anyone if the know what PMDD or prolapse is, or that a woman is only fertile during a mere day of each month."
"last autumn brought ”menscertifiering” a hot debate. It is a project within the Jämställdhetsmyndigheten to work to folkbilda at high schools and workplaces on mens. Criticism from the right was immediate, the argument was that it was a waste of taxpayers ' money.it is a strange argument when you are constantly reminded of how big the lack of knowledge about women's bodies.nVisst it's great when novels get one to come to new insights, but it feels almost shameful to have known so little about such a common female disease such as endometriosis in the past. Popular education was probably no Johanna Peace had for the eyes when she wrote her debut novel, but it is actually what it is."