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    My vagina is a shell, a round pink tender shell, opening and closing, closing and opening My vagina is a flower, an eccentric tulip, the center acute and deep, the scent delicate, the petals gentle but sturdy. No it isn t It isn t a flower, it isn t a tulip, it isn t a shell or a piece of coral or an exotic orchid It s a tract of epithelial tissue, just like everyone else s.Don t get me wrong, vaginas are lovely I m a massive fan but these monologues represent the sort of facile, pseudo feminist waffle that is actually anti feminist First of all, it s questionable that reducing women to their vaginas can really be helpful in the first place but since that s the premise of the whole thing, I won t go on about it More to the point though, this is simply the other side of the coin from standard, run of the mill patriarchy the idea that women are other wild, mysterious, lunar creatures, with baffling anatomies and magical hidden depths that can be reawakened if they would only discover themselves and get comfortable with their own menstrual blood It s just utter bullshit from start to finish Or it s not what I believe, anyway I think women are just normal people, same as men are Why can t someone write a play about that revolutionary idea.I do feel bad slagging this off, because the stories in here are clearly meaningful for the people that experienced them, and maybe if you have had a certain kind of upbringing then this might be useful or liberating I don t want to devalue the positive experiences some people have obviously found here Particularly when I don t have a vagina myself But Christ, it s all so po faced and earnest and humourless My wife has never seen it staged but she started the book and threw it across the room on page 46 The passage that finally finished her My vagina amazed me I couldn t speak when it came my turn in the workshop I was speechless I had awakened to what the woman who ran the workshop called vaginal wonder I just wanted to lie there on my mat, my legs spread, examining my vagina forever.It was better than the Grand Canyon, ancient and full of grace It had the innocence and freshness of a proper English garden It was funny, very funny It made me laugh It could hide and seek, open and close It was a mouth It was the morning Why do Americans have to turn every part of my body into some psycho sexual epiphany Hannah OK, this book isn t aimed at me And it s probably not cool to borrow Hannah s reactions to try and make my own review seem valid But with all of that said and understood, my own humble opinion for what little it s worth is that this goes for lazy, feel good community spirit at the expense of genuine insight, and I suspect that ultimately it s pointing gender relations in the wrong direction Maybe it s a generational thing.

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    I bet you re worried I was worried I was worried about vaginas I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even worried 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 comparison to the male one This tiny book holds the power to not only normalise but to praise and strengthen the way we treat and talk about vaginas, which praises and empowers females as individuals in our society.My only criticism is the overwhelming and tiring amount of letters and listing of stars who support this movement which only appear in this special V Day edition It sounded like a praise of personal fame, than giving evidence of the movement s influence Sometimes, less is .Thanks for Emma Watson and Our shared shelf for bringing this book to my attention In a nutshell an empowering and revolutionary read.Find of my books on Instagram

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    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 open After several years of V Days, though, I m through.

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    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 little illuminating It would be an act of violence that initiated my self discovery as a card carrying member of the vagina brigade At sixteen I hated my vagina It was a cause of great suffrage for me, it had never done a damn thing in my life that didn t cause pain From it I got humiliating blood and cramps that would knock me flat with their sharp spiking fissures of agony And then to add insult to injury, rape A space in my body that someone could force themselves into against my will simply because it was there A whole new pain, not just physical but spiritual Years later, when I was in my mid twenties I remember sitting in the living room with my best friend and her daughter, who was five I remember hearing her whisper something to her daughter about going to her room if she wanted to do that and not really paying attention Until her daughter said, Is it because my vagina is gross That got my attention I turned my head from the book I was reading and froze, staring onto a scene that perplexed me And her mother, my friend, said without a bit of discomfort, No Your vagina is not now and will never be gross And I started to silently cry as their conversation continued, and her mother explained that it was perfectly acceptable to explore her body and her vagina but that she shouldn t do it in the living room That if she wanted to do that she should go to her room and close the door I looked over at this five year old and she was smiling at her mommy with wide blue eyes and rosy pink cheeks I left the room to go wipe away the tears and came back and hugged my friend, startling her She laughed it off when I told her how amazing of a mother she was But you see, I thought my vagina was gross My whole life Because it was a secret I couldn t talk about It was a cunt It was a pussy It was words used to describe someone who was weak and inferior The heart is capable of sacrifice.So is the vagina The heart is capable to forgive and repair It can change its shape to let us in.It can expand to let us out So can the vagina It can ache for us and stretch for us, die for usand bleed and bleed us into this difficult,wondrous world So can the vagina I don t know that I think vaginas are flowers or our centres, or anything like that BUT I do think they are something we need to talk about, openly, because living in terror, disgust or simple ignorance of our own bodies is no way to live No way at all.

  5. says:

    LOVE Wish this was longer.

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    I don t understand a lot of the reviews on here Especially the one star ones First of all, over the vagina vulva debate, Ensler addresses that almost first thing She purposefully chose the hideous word to make people uncomfortable and eventually hopefully comfortable with the subject matter The low goodreads reviews make me think those people didn t actually read the play Maybe they just saw a sub par production that didn t have all the pieces Fine Forgivable.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 stories that are transformative, not only for the speaker but for the listener as well Are people on here aware of the purpose of monologues Now, I can understand if some women are so comfortable with their sex that they just don t get these, but they should appreciate that there are other women in the world who were not raised with the same amount of honesty and information I m a Utah guy It s rampant over here.I ll insert a letter that I wrote to the person who gave this to me later Until then, I think everyone should read this and think about what they re saying before they review.

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    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 Monologues is another welcome bit of social upheaval in the never ending, variegated discussion of gender identity.

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    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

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    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.

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