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The Vagina Monologues

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'Vagina Monologues' Production Reminds Female Inmates They Aren't Forgotten | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Elisia Dones, 59, gazed out the window of the bus as it passed Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York’s only maximum-s...

This Might Make You Feel Uncomfortable

Lindsey McCumber | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Lindsey McCumber

I just cannot be satisfied until we are all treated as humans regardless of sex, and I credit The Vagina Monologues for causing this unrest.

UNHEARD Stories: An Upcoming Theater Festival About Sexual Violence

Winnie M Li | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Winnie M Li

"There's something bizarrely liberating about being able to stand up on stage, as a character, and say 'I was raped.'"

The Dialogue About Vagina Monologues

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

I don't know Eve Ensler. She has not asked me to defend her, nor clearly does she need my help. But I do respect what she has accomplished with her voice. It feels a big leap to me to decide that a show about people with vaginas is somehow discriminatory to those without them.

Community Civility and a Response to the Controversy Over The Vagina Monologues at Mount Holyoke

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I'd like to follow up on my previous blog post on the Mount Holyoke College controversy surrounding The Vagina Monologues because of the responses I've received. They've run the gamut from praise to condemnation, from thanks for informing the community of an important event in trans history to constructive criticism as well as vicious name calling.

Why 'The Vagina Monologues' Isn't Exclusive To Women

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.23.2015 | College

Mount Holyoke College probably didn't know it was going to spark a national debate about "The Vagina Monologues" and womanhood when a theatre group at...

Kids Do the Darndest Things! The Vagina Monologues in the Context of Historical Ignorance

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

An incident recently occurred at Mt. Holyoke College where I wish there had been some wisdom imparted to the students, who acted impetuously and, unfortunately, embarrassed themselves and their cause.

This V-Day, Let's Work Together to Prevent Violence Against All Women and Girls

Calpernia Addams | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

The V-Day movement and Eve's play continue to evolve and respond to issues of the day, and our work with the movement was meant to be the start of a conversation about including sex and gender minorities. We encourage you to join us in working together to eliminate violence against all women and girls.

Women and Their Bodies: What Nobody Tells Us

Nicola Jane | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Nicola Jane

When I was 27, a guy I'd been seeing told me he'd noticed a lump inside me. The word lump has an instant and visceral connection -- you might as well just say "cancer." I figured he had far more knowledge of vaginas than I did. Terrified, I went to the doctor. It turned out to be my cervix.

The Optimist's Manifesto

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Optimists are people who know what matters. Optimism does not mean believing that only good things will happen. It means that, regardless of what happens, you will make the most of it.

'Los Monólogos De La Vagina' Goes Off-Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.02.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Eve Ensler's groundbreaking play "The Vagina Monologues" is going back to an old home but with a new accent. The Westside Theater s...

Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising for Justice: Transforming Pain into Power

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

This Valentine's Day, women and men around the world will dance, march, gather, and use their voices to speak out against injustices that affect women and girls.

Notes on a Kidney Stone: Hug Your Mothers

Jason Kitchen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jason Kitchen

I'm not cut out for pain, suffering, nuisance -- really anything that might damper glee or merriment. This is why, when I recently discovered I had a kidney stone by virtue of excruciating pain. Nay, it hurt like f**king hell.

Anorgasmia, Love and Something Wrong with Her: A Discussion with Cris Mazza

Rae Bryant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Rae Bryant

I should look at that book again now and see how it handles the issue of female orgasm, considering it was released in 1969, and it wasn't until the 1990s that clitoral anatomy was accurately depictured in medical textbooks.

Zillah Eisenstein: Imagine a World With Justice

V-Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Last year ONE BILLION RISING was a "catalyst and a wind." This year, come dance again. Come sing. Come imagine. And, come to reconfigure and begin to restructure the world with stronger winds. We are doing it for ourselves, and everyone.

Gotham Salon: Eve Ensler's New Book

Catherine Ingram | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
Catherine Ingram

We think her new book, In the Body of the World, is her best work yet. It chronicles her journey through metastatic stage IV cancer and her recognition of "illness as metaphor" for the cancers of greed, ignorance and violence that are consuming the world.

Eve Ensler on Cancer, Her Body and 'The Body of the World'

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"When I woke up from surgery and had tubes and ports coming out of me, I was just a body. When you come into your body, you become porous. There is no separation between you and the world."

Covering in Katmandu, and the Uncovering of an American Trans Icon

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While I was operating in western Nepal I could bury myself in my work, pushing aside the desire to just finally come out and transition. One experience in Nepal exemplified my inner conflict and that was the Passover seder we created in Katmandu that year.

God Loves Vaginas

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

I can't help but think that part of the Good News I'm called to share is this: the Church does not hate vaginas. Even better, God certainly doesn't. Of that I'm certain.

Our Biography Is Our Biology

V-Day | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

All war metaphors must go. You cannot fight for peace. Peace is the path. You cannot win a war on cancer or violence against women or anything else you don't want. Fighting something always makes it bigger.

Violent Economic "Reforms" and the Growing Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

Could there be a connection between the growth of violent, undemocratically imposed, unjust and unfair, economic policies and the growth of crimes against women?

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature Speaks the Language of Girls

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.

More Vagina Travelogues

Naomi Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Naomi Wolf

I keep learning more eye-opening information about my fellow human beings as I travel around the country talking about Vagina: A New Biography. The adventures continue.

Meanwhile, Back at the Cult of the Clitoris

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Few people would deny Eve Ensler credit for the impact she has had on women's lives around the world. It's easy to understand why Newsweek named Ensler as one of its "150 Women Who Changed Our World."

Sex and Birth Control

Phil Harvey | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Phil Harvey

Should not we family planners celebrate the fact that the contraceptives we provide make it possible for people to have more sex? Isn't more sex good? This idea makes people antsy.