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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

What is it to be a woman in a post-feminist, post-sexist world? Do you have in your mind an ideal picture or portrait of a/your woman?
In Veronika decides to die, I stress the fact that trying to find models to life is a step towards destruction. For example, there is a masturbation scene in Veronika that she opens herself to her fantasies, and then she thinks she is sick. Why? Because people are always trying to find the ideal portrait of a man or a woman. We are different, and this is the magic and mistery of life.

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