Ø The Vagina Monologues à Download by Æ Eve Ensler
Ø The Vagina Monologues à Download by Æ Eve Ensler I bet you re worried I was worried I was worried about vaginas I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and evenworried that we don t think about them To be honest, I was worried as well I didn t want to think about vaginas I still don t want to think about vaginas simply because I ve got the gay, you know But it is important that we do.
Thinking, reading, talking about vaginas in a feminist way, that s what I m here for We use the word penis in so many different situations and variations, without cringing, careless even.
But we never say vagina out loud We hardly ever think it And when we do, we cringe and lower our voices, or we shout it out loud as an insult Why is that Because the female sex organ, in comparison to the male opposite, is at least as oppressed, shunned and mistreated as the female sex in LOVE Wish this was longer.
It s disturbingly tempting to give this book a high rating just so everyone knows that I m a feminist which I am and that I m comfortable talking about sex you mean coitus And I think Ensler depends on that tendency Because here s the thing VM s politics may be admirable, but as theatre it s really quite bad Also, Ensler is a self serving egomaniac Think about it she could fund an endowment for female playwrights and premiere a new feminist play every year, but instead she s set up an organization to promote the performance of this same play every single year all over the country with strict rules so that no one takes too many liberties with her vision , and apparently the plan is to continue this for all time Don t get me wrong, I see why this play is so eye opening for so many people, and I think everyone should see it once, just to get the ideas out in the
Thank you, Secret Santa 5 It May Not Be Perfect, but it s a start StarsI may not have grown up in a down there age, but I most definitely grew up in a down there house I don t remember ever having open dialogue with my mother about vaginas growing up, not once Or maybe once, actually, when we discussed menstruation This sign of womanhood that brought about nightmares of waking up in puddles of blood that could be hidden with scraps of material bunched around your underwear making you waddle like a duck or awkward looking fingers of cotton wrapped in plastic to look like candy So yeah, not all that much sex ed at home And the watered down sterilization of sex at school was littleilluminating It would be an act of violence that initiated my self discovery as a card carrying member of the vagina brigade At sixteen I h .
Second, people are sick of V day Really You have a problem with women becoming comfortable with their sexuality and finding ways to overcome prevent violence Shouldn t we keep going until all violence against women ends And when the hell will that happen Third, and lastly, if this is bad theater, what constitutes good theater Let s see, genuine raw language relating sto I don t really see the need for the stances of overwhelming crassness many of the reviews take against this book here on the GR Is Ensler s collection of performance pieces the final word on feminist ideology No, not at all But is it a sincere work that approaches with humor and gravity the notion that especially men and especially women should view the female body outside of the bullshit male centric, patriarchal perception that many people seem utterly oblivious to their own culpability in helping perpetuate And by breaking out of this narrow longview of gender identity, help the reader the female and, by extension, the male reader learn to appreciate their own owness that is neither defined by societal expectations nor cultural pressures Emphatically yes and yes Besides, how can you not find joy in a work that has a section entitled My Vagina is Angry The Vagina Mon I Decided To Talk To Women About Their Vaginas, To Do Vagina Interviews, Which Became Vagina MonologuesAt First Women Were Reluctant To Talk They Were A Little Shy But Once They Got Going, You Couldn T Stop Them Women Secretly Love To Talk About Their Vaginas They Get Very Excited, Mainly Because No One S Ever Asked Them Before I did not see my vagina as my primary resource, a place of sustenance, humor and creativity.
You know, I don t see it that way, either I thought the source of all that was my brain.
I must not have been abused enough as a girl, because I always feel like vagina centric art projects like this reduce me to a piece of anatomy just as much as does the alleged male fantasy of big boobs and miles of leg.
Which is not to say that there weren t aren t some seriously screwed up ideas about female reproductive anatomy out there, just that I think it s possible to go too far in the other direction It s just another body part Two arms, two legs, one vagina.
And sorry, but isn t statutory rape still statutory rape, regardless of whether the rapist is male or female There s a lot to critique about this but I really don t feel like getting into it I will say this, though Eve Ensler doesn t know what a vagina is If you re unclear a vagina is the passage leading from the uterus to the vulva in certain female mammals Everyone in this play says vagina when they really usually mean vulva I m not being oddly specific, they are completely different parts of the anatomy COME ON Vulva is a prettier word than vagina anyway I liked the reclaiming cunt speech That was about it.