Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vagina.. Yes You Read That Correctly

Vagina. All about vagina. I'm actually happy that I chose this event to go to because it is something most people would not really think to go to. The event was on February 14; Valentines Day (AKA V-Day) which could be Vagina Day.
 The proud author of this monologue is Eve Ensler. She was born on March 25, 1953. She is an active feminist. This is her wikipedia page and her personal page.
Now Vagina's isn't something that people are screaming they want to talk about. Just like no one would wants to talk about gay and lesbians. "Safe Spaces" connects to this. One of the pieces of the script is "The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could" There is a girl that gives a detailed life story of her vagina. She talks about when she was 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, and 16. When she is 16 she goes to her neighbors house, a "gorgeous 24-year-old woman". They discuss kissing boys, and the girl says she does not enjoy kissing boys. They begin kissing and they have sex. The 24-year-old woman made a "safe space" for the 16 year old girl. Where she could actually talk about how she was feeling.  
This is a video of the The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could.
This is just one example of the deepest pieces of the monologue. Of course their are multiple funny parts throughout. Like the moaning scene. Where Brandy and I with the company of multiple other people were dying laughing at the types of moans that people had come up with.
Now you can watch this entire clipping or skipped ahead to 7:30 when the moaning begins. Now I have to warn you this is a little bit adult rated. But extremely funny. However now that I watch it a second time I realize that all of the authors we read in class would be horribly upset by the different moans that they let out. From the Jewish moan to the Irish Catholic moan.

If you EVER have the chance to see the Vagina Monologues live I highly suggest it. Even though it seems weird it is something we need to talk about. Women unity is not fair at all. As a women you are judged by multiple pieces of your body, making yourself nervous.
Currently I am reading the Vagina Monologues book. No, I was not looking for it. I simply was trying to find a book for another class and stumbled upon it so I highly suggest checking this out also.

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