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The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
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Feb 22, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: queer
Recommended for: feminists who don't feel like thinking too hard
Read in January, 2007

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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message 1: by Tortla (new)

Tortla This review is kind of hilarious.

Shannon Vagina monologues... like.. TALKING VAGINAS? Ew!

message 3: by Tortla (new)

Tortla lulz at joan.

Aaron Talking Vaginas? I now have a very, very surreal image in my head.

Astrid Yes, the vagina-vulva confusion has always bothered me, too.

message 6: by Michelle (new) - added it

Michelle I cringe at the hair part where she talks about hairy vaginas when the hair she's talking about is on the vulva...ugh.

message 7: by Georgina (new) - added it

Georgina true but what are your thoughts on the rest of the book?

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