The Vagina Monologues- Eve Ensler (1998)
❤️❤️❤️💔 The Vagina Monologues started as a dramatic presentation of the stories and representations of women and our relationships to ourselves, specifically sexually. Raising awareness of violence against women, and the sexual repression of women, from a generation when women were taught that discussion of vaginas was vulgar and why would one want to talk about "down there". Covering topics from self study, self pleasure, sex, and birth, The Vagina Monologues is a wonderful, poetic, meaningful book. The pain and the pleasure, the misery and release are written clearly, reclaiming words that have been turned against women, and reminding the reader that the sisterhood of women is global. In an age where we freely speak the word Vagina with impunity, the words in this book are not as edgy as they were in 1998, but it is because of this book, and its contemporaries that it is no longer edgy. While only 185 pages, and very engrossing, it is not an easy read by any means, but it is iconic and must be read.
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