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The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition By Eve Ensler Gloria Steinem The Vagina Monologues The V Day Edition I was worried about vaginas I was worried about what we think about vaginas and even worried that we don t think about them So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas to do vagina interviews
  • Title: The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition
  • Author: Eve Ensler Gloria Steinem
  • ISBN: 9780375756986
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition By Eve Ensler Gloria Steinem I was worried about vaginas I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even worried that we don t think about them So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues I talked with over two hundred women I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college profess I was worried about vaginas I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even worried that we don t think about them So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues I talked with over two hundred women I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women At first women were reluctant to talk They were a little shy But once they got going, you couldn t stop them So begins Eve Ensler s hilarious, eye opening tour into the last frontier, the forbidden zone at the heart of every woman Adapted from the award winning one woman show that s rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we ve never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads The Vagina Monologues will ever look at a woman s body the same way again.
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    1. Eve Ensler Gloria Steinem

      Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an award winning playwright whose works include The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, and I Am an Emotional Creature, since adapted for the stage as Emotional Creature She is the founder of V Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised than 90 million for local groups and activists, and inspired the global action One Billion Rising Ensler lives in Paris and New York City.

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    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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 variatio [...]


    3. 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 organizati [...]


    4. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

      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 [...]



    5. 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 hel [...]


    6. 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 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 h [...]


    7. 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 a [...]


    8. While I don t necessarily disagree with Ensler s thesis, or the help the project has provided to various women s charities, the whole thing, as a literary or dramatic work, is very problematic Anything honest than a fawning critique reveals how shallow the whole thing is there s hypocrisy, repetitive symbolism and metaphors, a heaping of that empty sort of communal feminism that makes everyone feel good but doesn t actually change anything, and, upon close inspection, evidence of the kind of cr [...]


    9. 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 reproducti [...]


    10. 3.5 starsThis is my Book Of the Month January February 2017, with GR group Our Shared Shelf.I really did not know what to expect when starting this book and just thought, What kind of title is that The Vagina Monologues But after reading this book it make s sense I don t think any other title would have been as fitting as this one for the content of the book.This book basically deals with topics that women shy away from talking about to even their close one s to their close girlfriends or even t [...]


    11. When I was in eighth grade health class, the teacher handed out diagrams of male and female genitalia with lines pointing to the different parts and told us to memorize the names of the parts for a test at the end of the week After our tests had been graded, the teacher admitted that she d analyzed the results for boys vs girls and found some interesting discrepancies Not terribly surprising, most boys and girls scored the highest when identifying the parts of their own respective genitals But t [...]


    12. I ve been meaning to read or see The Vagina Monologues for a long time Someone was talking about it, as people often do, and I realised it was available on the Kindle store, so I got it.It s a very quick read It s not an easy read There s discussion of self loathing, of embarrassment and shame, of sexual assault and violence against women, of statutory rape It might also not be easy for you if you can t read the word vagina without getting uncomfortable, or if you don t like the word cunt , or i [...]


    13. POPSugar Reading Challenge 12 A bestseller from a genre you don t normally read, the genre being non fiction.We did parts of The Vagina Monologues as, well, for lack of a better word, plays for various events in college this was my introduction to thisay Of course, because performing the whole thing would be too time consuming, we only performed bits of it I vividly remember In Memory of her Face I wasn t in it, but I watched it, and what a passionate, heart rending performance it was What makes [...]


    14. The book itself is very short and because of that several introductions and a afterwords have been included to pad it out First there is the extremely long introduction by the author which was partly about how the book was written and partly history and what has happened since the Vagina Monologues was created Then there is a another extremely long but much better written and interesting introduction by the fabulous Gloria Steinem telling us something of her eccentric, interesting and relevant [...]


    15. I have such conflicting feelings about this book On the one hand, I appreciate it for saying out loud some things that haven t been really accepted by society.On the other hand, Eve Ensler is a self promoting, self satisfied twit.


    16. Me gusta c mo trata la idea de que hombres y mujeres deber an ver el cuerpo femenino fuera de la percepci n machista No lo considero el mejor manifiesto feminista, pero s que muestra c mo hacer que las mujeres se sientan c modas con su sexualidad y encuentren formas de superar y prevenir la violencia de g nero.


    17. I have big issues with this play It essentializes what it means to be a woman, equating femininity with a having a vagina Not to mention endorsing racial and cultural stereotypes.


    18. the vagina monologues began ambitiously, as the author, eve ensler, interviewed hundreds of women from all around the globe about their vaginas something most of us don t spend much time talking about but i don t think even ensler could ever have predicted the impact it would have on the world the vagina monologues turned into v day, one of the most important worldwide events, consistently raising awareness and money to work to end violence against women through all of this, it can be easy to lo [...]


    19. I m coming late to this party, I have to admit And for my, the defining feminist changes my outlook and gripped book is Atwood s Handmaid s Tale Still, you have to be a complete idiot to not see the power in this play or performance piece Considering that women s sexuality is in many ways still owned controlled by men, this book is still timely Don t believe that first part What is the term for an older man who dates a younger woman No, I m not thinking Sugar Daddy But what would you call Michae [...]


    20. There is something very powerful and liberating in this book, something that will make you cry But also something that will worry you When did we lose our feminine half How did it happen In the primitive societies, women had immense power In a society where a bolt of lightning was considered magic, the ability to give birth still magic today was regarded with astonishment, and subsequently, women had something unique and magical that gave them power We know that the most ancient religions were a [...]


    21. 3.5 stars Originally I was going to count this for my 52 books challenge as a book you re embarrassed to read in public As this book taught me, though, I shouldn t be embarrassed of my own vagina.This one was a super fast read, I finished it in one sitting, but if you don t want to read the full book at least please check out these two monologues They Beat the Girl out of my Boy Or so They Tried Say It written for the Confort Women , I can t find the link for this one but I m sure it s on YouTub [...]


    22. I have read this before, but I listened to it on audio today and the live version is definitely the best At times hilarious, brutal, disconcerting, and poignant The Vagina Monologues is the result of interviews with over 200 women If the idea of a woman s sexuality makes you uncomfortable, then you definitely need to challenge yourself and come to terms with the vagina It s not going to disappear just because we are afraid to talk about it Here in the United States, a woman is raped every two mi [...]


    23. i think for her target audience middle america s sorority girls they re revolutionary for me personally, i felt like they essentialized women to their genitalia and were problematic in that sense i ve also had to sit through the play 5 times, so perhaps i m just burnt out on cunt love



    24. Hmm tricky.The Vagina Monologues is the February book for the Banging Book Club, run by Hannah Witton, Lucy Moon, and Leena Norms It s also the first book I ve read for the book club, because I ordered January s pick, Asking For It, on January 1 and it only arrived from the UK yesterday.Anyway, this is a tough one to review, for a few reasons not all of them having to do with vaginas For one thing, it s one of those books that defies library categorization It was in the non fiction section of my [...]


    25. I did not read the book, but a sample that was available online.While I found the concept revolutionary and exciting women talking about what happens down there after two or three monologues I sort of lost interest Maybe it s different to see it performed But I do think it should be performed all around the world, with dialogues in local languages added on as required, based on regional experiences It would be very intriguing.But with the current puritanical mood in India, I think any attempt to [...]


    26. Upon reading this book I gave it the I liked it three star rating Having now listened to Eve Ensler breathe so much energy and character into these monologues, I am increasing my rating to four stars The audiobook version of The Vagina Monologues is wonderfully textural My emotional responses to these pieces as they floated into my mind this afternoon were in abundance whereas when I was reading the monologues I gradually became aware of an emotional disconnect which felt, for me, extremely conc [...]


    27. Hilarious, riveting, mind shattering, thought provoking, unsettling, and raw What else can I even say Loved it


    28. Bir belge al mas ndan yola k larak, vajinan n neli i zerine fark ndal k yaratan e itli sanat ve medya dallar na yay l p ok kollu bir projeye d n en bu Vajina Monologlar n n lkemizde de sahnelenen tiyatro oyunundan haberdar olmu ancak izleme f rsat n yakalayamam t m Miron Yay nlar n n, 2002 de zden ke evirisiyle yay mlam oldu u bu T rk e bask s na denk gelince hemen okumak istedim Olduk a ilgi ekici bir metin bu Asl nda vajinayla ilgili yaz lm bir ey ne kadar ilgin olmayabilir diyebilirsiniz anca [...]


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