Humiliated and Suffering Body. Experience of Bodiliness and the Project od Non-malecentric Femininity in the Prose and Essays by Slavenka Drakulić, Dubravka Ugrešić and Vedrana Rudan
Human body is the subject of pression exerted by the authority and the social order. Both, male and female bodies experience the violence in their everyday life, however female bodies are always related and subjected to the male bodies. They act as mothers, lovers or wifes devoted to their men and family life. For the so-called “Yogoman” role of woman was always associated with the sex organs (frequently used smoked from the cunt meant “nothing”). However, we can find attempts to negate the described relation in the new Croatian prose, in novels and essays written by female authors. It is possible to change traditional cliché through parody of male protagonists and depriving them of typical attributes. Project of non-male-centric femininity is realized from early eighties in the prose and essays written by Slavenka Drakulić and Dubravka Ugrešić and Vedrana Rudan who started her literary career in the uineties.