Feb. 9-10: The Vagina Monologues (Benefit Performance for RAWA, etc.)

S Chatterjee schatterjee2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 8 17:40:53 MST 2002

--- Yoshie Furuhashi <furuhashi.1 at osu.edu> wrote:
> "The Vagina Monologues" -- benefit performance
>In "The Vagina Monologues," Eve Ensler has given voice
> to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave, highly original
> and thoroughly human stories.  Based on interviews with a diverse
> group of women -- from a Long Island antique dealer to a Bosnian
> refugee -- the play brazenly explores the humor, power, pain, wisdom,
> outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas.

What self-hatred, demeaning, and degrading reference to women, forwarded
by 'left, anti-sexist women liberators'. This on a Marxism list!

> Vagina Monologues," no one -- woman or man -- will ever look at the
> world the same way again.  "The Vagina Monologues" has been called "a
> bona fide phenomenon" (The New York Times), "alternately funny,
> poetic and provocative" (Entertainment Weekly), "marvelous, one of
> the best shows in town" (Daily News) and "a work of art and a piece
> of cultural history" (Variety).

The bourgeois civilization and its cheer-leaders have converted women into
a sexual commodity (which masquerades as sexual freedom) as evident by the
above loud approbations.

>V-Day is an organization inspired by
> this play and promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise
> money, and revitalize the spirit of anti-violence organizations.

Ah, the end justifies the means! To attain liberty, one must first become
slaves. Impececable logic!

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