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The Vagina Monologues

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.

Women Protest At Republican National Convention: 'Hands Off My Vagina'

Jessica Wilt | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jessica Wilt

When I arrived in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday to report as a citizen journalist from the Republican National Convention, I don't think I could have imagin...

A Reluctant Activist Gets Tutored By Gloria Feldt and Lilith

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Lisa Levart

Faced with the overwhelming reality of our world in which women are so often oppressed and victimized, I wonder: shouldn't I stop pretending that certain political conversations fall within the boundaries of what's normal and sane?

Berkeley Rep's Emotional Creatures Spotlights Eve Ensler's New Crusade

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.26.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

With Emotional Creatures, which opened a few days ago at Berkeley Rep, Eve Ensler has taken a broader focus. Rather than limiting attention to issues of sexuality, she has attacked a huge gamut of abuses faced by young women.

Saying 'Vagina' In The Pulpit

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

In the aftermath of the silencing of Rep. Brown, I confess that I took some delight in the many tweeple who took to the twitterverse to speculate on what if any euphemistic term would have been acceptable in lieu of the medically appropriate anatomical term, vagina.

Ensler Premieres the Occupy Monologue

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts
Mariya Yefremova

Did I expect the two college guys behind me to simulate a woman's orgasm? Definitely not. But that is the beauty of the monologues, they are always evolving, taking new shape, acquiring a different life. They are always surprising you.

How I Learned To Say The 'V-Word'

Samara O'Shea | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Samara O'Shea

I recently encountered something I never thought I'd see: A 66-year-old woman who spends most of her days talking, tweeting, and blogging about vaginas.

Meeting Emotional Creatures in Brooklyn

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Once upon a Saturday in Brooklyn, three young women walked into the Brooklyn High School of the Arts auditorium, although very different paths led them there.

Eve Ensler: Melding Art and Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Ensler recently sat down for an evening with Pat Mitchell, President of the Paley Center for Media, to specifically discuss the genesis of the connectivity between her two passions.

Facing Rape Where Survivors Need The Most Help

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Wom...

Washington Insiders Break the Silence on Violence Against Women in V-Day DC A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer 2011

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Diana Mao

V-Day is a global, activist movement to stop violence against women and girls and the catalyst behind creative events that revitalize the spirit of anti-violence against women organizations.

It's My Fault; Or Is It?: A New Play Explores Rape As More Than a Four Letter Word

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jill Di Donato

A one-woman show about rape might seem like a downer. Not so with Rayner's Mendacity, where "an iron-lunged Ali Kresch" delivers a multi-faceted performance, making this harsh material digestible by the audience.

No More Rape

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

Why are we still arguing over the definition of genocide and femicide and spending fortunes counting the numbers of raped women rather than stopping the atrocities?

The Gift of Cancer

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

It happens like this. The doctor walks towards me. His face is ashen. He says we have found something. It does not look good.

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.

If My Average Vag Could Talk: The Top Five Things She Would Say

The DC Damsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
The DC Damsel

When Eve Ensler debuted her Vagina Monologues off-Broadway in 1996, America had seen nothing like it. Now after years of controversy and notoriety, the monologues have taken on a life of their own.

Eve Ensler Teaches Men To Find Their Inner Vagina

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Lindsay Maizel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Eve Ensler, iconic for both her Louise Brooks bob and the creation of "The Vagina Monologues" spread her message of feminine empowerment at the 92nd S...

Excerpting I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eve Ensler

I am an emotional creature. Things do not come to me as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas. They pulse through my organs and legs and burn up my ears.

Eve Ensler's 'I Am An Emotional Creature'

AlterNet | Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ensler describes the result as "a call to girls, about girls, for girls, around the world, to be their authentic selves," to overcome the "pressures t...

Tips For Making Peace With Valentine's Day

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

VDay isn't always a delight for everyone. Not everyone has drunk the koolaid of our couple society. More to the point, a lot of us are d-o-n-e with co...

Eve Ensler's New Book

The New York Times | DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Your new book, "I Am an Emotional Creature," is a collection of 30-plus fictional monologues in which you assume the confiding, often plaintive, voice...

The Vagina Monologues Comes to Beijing

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The Vagina Monologues' appearance here captures a crucial moment of change in the way young Chinese women are thinking about their sexuality and their status.

Shut That Vagina Down: The Nadya Suleman Misconception(s)

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

I mean its ridiculous. A baby momma 14 times over should not be living with her parents in a modest 3-bedroom house in Bellflower, California.

The "N" Word on Network Television

Samara O'Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samara O'Shea

Thanks to the First Amendment, there's not a single word in the English language that I should be afraid to say. But I am -- and the more afraid we are to use a word the more control that word has.

See You Next Tuesday

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Belisa Vranich

My patient dropped her voice to a whisper, though we were the only two in the office. "She's such a 'See you next Tuesday'." It took me a minute. Peop...