So we have our fandangos, our twinge growlers and our front bums instead. It was a rousing piece of work with an active social conscience and rallying cry. This play makes you sit up and take notice.
That is all that the commentary effectively conveys. I was honestly excited to read this commentary when I first saw the title, as The Vagina Monologueslike any text, begs to be problematized and discussed by its audience. This piece, however, does none of that and is a severely unfulfilling read.
It is, needless to say, a controversial work of art. Ensler had a violent upbringing and was consequently "obsessed with women being violated and rapedand with incest. Interestingly, the most well-known feature of the play is also one of its most minor points: its advocacy of making the word "vagina" mentionable in polite society.
As a self-proclaimed, loud-and-proud feminist, I expected to love the Vagina Monologues. Instead, I had mixed feelings. First of all, this must be said: I have a great amount of respect for every actor who participated.
Loralee Sepsey in "The Vagina Monologues. It is a play that explains what it means to identify as a female in a modern world. This is a world of inequalities.
W hen The Vagina Monologues opened in the Philippines inaudiences in this Catholic, conservative society were welcoming and receptive. Fifteen years later the play has inspired and even changed the lives of many women. Currently, because we are one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, reproductive health laws are still being fought for, and divorce is not allowed.
WMC Women Under Siege investigates how sexualized violence is used as a weapon in conflict and beyond. WMC Fbomb is an intersectional teen feminist media platform created by and for socially conscious youth. WMC SheSource is an online database of media-experienced women experts who we connect to journalists, bookers and producers. Each monologue deals with an issue relating to the vagina.
Every dramatic piece Eve Ensler writes has its program, and the one she presents in ''The Vagina Monologues'' is obvious: the ultimate self-definition of women. But this hour -- presented at Here, Avenue of the Americas, south of Spring Street -- is considerably more convincing than much of her work, in part because of the authentic voices she has collected, and in part because she performs it herself, and very well. The monologues, taken from her interviews with women, range from rape as a weapon in Bosnia the woman describes a gang rape as the destruction of a village, and the language has the intensity of poetryto a year-old's initiation in sex by a year-old woman, to the birth of Ms.