The Vagina Monologues

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  • Topic: The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, Vagina
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Raise your hand when I say a word that would make you uncomfortable too here or say on a regular basis, ready? Love. Hate. Rape. Abuse. Molestation. Homosexuality. Clitoris. Penis. Vagina. All of these words play a major role in the Vagina Monologues. Although you may think that simply the title itself may be far too vulgar for your liking, the Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery. "You don't just hook up with Eve," Glenn Close has said, "You become part of her crusade. There's a core of us who are Eve's army." "Eve Ensler can soar to astounding heights or move us with quiet compassion," writes Time. "She may not save the world, but what other playwrights even think of trying." What started as a play has become a national phenomenon, and is now celebrated as a ‘bible’ for a new generation of women. Eve Ensler is a force of nature, a woman alive with passion and conviction. The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses including Nicholls. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement--V-Day--to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears of sex. "At first women were reluctant to talk," Ensler writes in the introduction to the monologues. "They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them." "I am not sure why I was chosen," Eve Ensler writes in her introduction to The Vagina...
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