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

Xxxx Xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxx.xxx
Mon Feb 11 16:01:41 MST 2002

the whole problem with vagina monologues is its essentialist/difference
feminism-- as if there is something common to all women and that
thing--vagina(s)-- is the symbol of shared feminine identity to be
celebrated/enjoyed/appreciated etc.

such an essentialist approach obscures power relations among women and
suffers from a similar class blindness as bourgeois feminism.

in the overall, i think, vagina monologues is a nonsense movie, if not a
harmful one. i can't see the benefit of posting it here even if it is a
benefit performance for a bourgeois feminist establishment like RAWA.

Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx
Ph.D Student
Department of Political Science
SUNY at Albany
Nelson A. Rockefeller College
135 Western Ave.; Milne 102
Albany, NY 12222

"Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.".
            ---Bertolt Brecht---

> From: S Chatterjee <schatterjee2001 at yahoo.com>
> To: marxism at lists.panix.com
> Subject: Re: Feb. 9-10: The Vagina Monologues (Benefit Performance for
> Date: Monday, February 11, 2002 2:26 PM

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