Happy Wednesday to all. The Vagina Monologues are coming up and I think you should probably go.
Demia, Butler’s feminist organization which I am a part of, puts on their own production of The Vagina Monologues every year, and this year’s production is tomorrow night (April 3) and Saturday April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edison-Duckwell Recital Hall in Robertson. The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler that consists of different monologues about female sexuality. Inspired by Ensler’s profuction, students are performing some of their own monologues. I believe some of Ensler’s original monologues are being performed as well, but I’m not entirely positive.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go last year because I had some sort of conflict, so I am stoked for this year. Human sexuality is something that is totally natural and literally essential for our survival, yet I feel as if people feel weird talking about openly and freely. It also seems as if women’s sexuality gets skewed in the media and whatnot, so The Vagina Monologues serves as an open space for men and women to talk about their experience with female sexuality in any and all aspects.
Perhaps you’re a dude and think you don’t care about vaginas or women’s sexuality. Well, you were most likely birthed through a vagina, and conceived through a vagina, and if you are a heterosexual male, you probably have or will encounter a few vaginas. If you’re a female and feel weird about it, you should go. You have a vagina and perhaps you have or will encounter a few vaginas as well. There is a lot of stigma surrounding talking about sexuality in a public setting and I think that’s bonkers. We literally could not exist without sex or vaginas for that matter, so I think it is an empowering, significant thing to talk about. Plus, this year’s production counts as a cultural requirement. Holla.
For more information, stop by the Starbucks table for the next few hours and pick up a flyer.
Have a great day and thanks for reading