Thursday, February 22, 2007

Vagina Monologues

The DH and I went to see the Vagina Monologues tonight at Indiana University. Not to use these analogies lightly, but I feel like my soul has been pierced and my body is vibrating with a need to make a difference. It's that powerful. If you ever have the chance, go see the Vagina Monologues. Take every woman and man you know. I believe this evening is changing my life.

The Monologues bring forth topics that are often taboo. Far beyond sex, tho that topic is there. The Monologues are about the suppression of women, rape, violence, shame. They're also about orgasms, wonder, joy, discovery and love. Ultimately, the Monologues are about making a difference.

The Vagina Monologues are shown across the US each year near Valentine's Day to call attention to a cause affecting women around the globe. This year's focus is on Women in Conflict Zones. "...war exponentially increases the crimes of violence against women and girls. In equal strength and measure the strength and resilience of women in rebuilding their communities and leading governments to peaceful solutions needs to be celebrated." Read more.

What I took away is that a society that wages war on others implicitly condones violence against women (humanity) on its own soil. This is not acceptable.


Allison said...

Wow- this sounds like an extremely powerful experience. I'll look into seeing the VMs here!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Monologues are very powerful. I cry each time I see them - with anger and joy. They're funny, too!