The Vagina Monologues

Author: Eve Ensler,Dramatists Play Service (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217725

Category: Drama

Page: 37

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THE STORY: An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman
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Lady Parts

Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues

Author: Kathryn D. Blanchard,Jane S. Webster

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895998

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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How might women in the Bible tell their stories if they were prompted to do so by Eve Ensler's controversial play, The Vagina Monologues? This collection imagines some answers to that question. The monologues herein are written by a variety of authors, including scholars, undergraduates, clergy, and laywomen; the content of the narratives reflects this variety, being at times faithful or irreverent, tragic or even funny. All seek to give twenty-first-century voices to women in canonical texts--including the Hebrew Bible, Deuterocanonical books, and New Testament--who are often speechless, nameless, or otherwise marginalized. Not for the faint of heart, these monologues not only end the silences but also add flesh and bone to characters whose experiences have too easily been justified, metaphorized, or altogether ignored. By naming the torn places in these women's stories, this volume invites readers to encounter both the biblical characters and their contemporary interpreters with an attitude of compassionate listening. Our hope is that such compassionate listening may contribute not only to more just readings of sacred texts, but also to the mission of Eve Ensler and V-Day to end global violence against women and girls.
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Women's Rights: People and Perspectives

People and Perspectives

Author: Crista DeLuzio

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598841157

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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A lively, accessible collection of essays exploring the history of the struggle for women's rights in the United States from the colonial period to the present. • Primary sources, including the 1692 witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop; an excerpt from a 1917 National American Woman Suffrage Organization document, "Why Women Should Vote; " and excerpts from "School Days of an Indian Girl by Zitkala-Sa" • Each chapter contains sidebars for more in-depth coverage and an annotated bibliograpy offers information on scholarly works for further research
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St Mary's Catholic School Presents The Vagina Monologues

Author: Flynn Meaney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241407206

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Hilarious, bold, sparky and surprising, this is the funniest feminist book you'll read all year. Alex is a rebel from the tip of her purple fauxhawk to the toes of her biker boots. She's tried everything she can think of to get expelled from her strict Catholic boarding school. Nothing has worked so far - but now, Alex has a new plan. Tired of the sexism she sees in every corner of St Mary's, Alex decides to stage the school's first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which is going to be a challenge, as no one else at St Mary's can even bear to say the word 'vagina' out loud . . .
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Facs - Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies

Author: Ilaria Serra,Marcella Munson

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129610

Category: Film noir

Page: 108

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The editors of the Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies literary journal invite submissions on any topic for upcoming issues. FACS is an interdisciplinary journal providing a forum for comparative study in the arts, humanities, language, culture and social sciences. Past topics have included:* exploring representations of catastrophe * performing culture
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Cunt

From Gropecunt Lane to the Vagina Monologues

Author: Keith Pepperell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542322898

Category:

Page: 64

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An examination of perhaps the most taboo word in the English language.
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The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History

Author: Emma L. E. Rees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623567890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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From South Park to Kathy Acker, and from Lars Von Trier to Sex and the City, women's sexual organs are demonized. Rees traces the fascinating evolution of this demonization, considering how calling the 'c-word' obscene both legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of women globally. Rees demonstrates how writers, artists, and filmmakers contend with the dilemma of the vagina's puzzlingly 'covert visibility'. In our postmodern, porn-obsessed culture, vaginas appear to be everywhere, literally or symbolically but, crucially, they are as silenced as they are objectified. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History examines the paradox of female genitalia through five fields of artistic expression: literature, film, TV, visual, and performance art. There is a peculiar paradox – unlike any other – regarding female genitalia. Rees focuses on this paradox of what is termed the 'covert visibility' of the vagina and on its monstrous manifestations. That is, what happens when the female body refuses to be pathologized, eroticized, or rendered subordinate to the will or intention of another? Common, and often offensive, slang terms for the vagina can be seen as an attempt to divert attention away from the reality of women's lived sexual experiences such that we don't 'look' at the vagina itself – slang offers a convenient distraction to something so taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History is an important contribution to the ongoing debate in understanding the feminine identity
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