The Vagina MonologuesBook - 2001
Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement--V-Day--to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.
Included in this special edition are testimonials--both joyous and heartbreaking--from young women who have performed The Vagina Monologues at their colleges for V-Day, February 14, to raise money for organizations fighting to protect women.
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Sexual Content: Discussion of the vagina and images realating to sexual intercourse, and consent.
Sexual Content: An adult woman gives a minor girl alcohol in order to sexually seduce her.
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"[...] it dawned on me that nothing was more important than stopping violence toward women--that the desecration of women indicated the failure of human beings to honor and protect life and that this failing would, if we did not correct it, be the end of us all. [...] When you rape, beat, maim, mutilate, burn, bury, and terrorize women, you destroy the essential life energy on the planet. You force what is meant to be open, trusting, nurturing, creative, and alive to be bent, infertile, and broken."
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The beginning of this book is the actual Vagina Monologues. With the introduction peices in italic and then the monologues in normal print. The stories are quite short and are on a variety of topics, from rape, to abuse, to consent etc. Following the monologues there is a section on V-day which is a movement to preform the monologues on Valentines day in order to raise funds and awareness for voilence against women. There is an information section and a letters section.