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At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them. Adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that's rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign.

With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we've never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads The Vagina Monologues will ever look at a woman's body the same way again. Happy reading! Please keep this book for no more than 3 to 4 weeks before moving it along. It is a short, fast read. Thanks for the book! I got it a couple days ago and am going to start it tonight. Will update when I'm done :. Releasing to bethieb this afternoon on my way to school. Enjoy the book! Thanks for this bookray! It arrived in Kentucky today.

I'll read it as soon as I can then get it moving to katrinat. Thanks too to Shwooz for the stickers! I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I've heard about productions of The Vigina Monologues but have never attended one, wasn't even sure why I would want to attend one. In spite of being a liberal feminist I managed to reach my ripe old age without ever really having discussions about my vigina - or any vigina - with anyone, not even my closest friends or lovers.

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I think the nearest I've been was during a pap smear when the woman doing the test made a comment which embarrassed me. How did this happen? Is it a case of "out of sight, out of mind"? This book opened me up to the realization that I've gone through life ignoring what should be an essential part of me. Really, can I even imagine a man not thinking about his penis several times each day? I found some of the stories and letters to be quite emotional, parts to be funny or thought provoking, but mostly I found them to be empowering. And that's as it should be.

I knew already when I signed up for this book ray that there is a production of The Vigina Monologues at the regional theatre in the next town.

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It's their 11th year, for god's sake! I've looked it up and although they don't have a show on V-day, they do have one on my birthday. I think I have to go. I think I want to go.

Thanks to FeistyPom2Love for sharing this with me. I'll send this along to katrinat as soon as I hear back from her. A group of women are in the diner and one is reassuring the other that her vagina isn't weird, its awesome. Max complains that "Vagina's gone mainstream.

What's next, a clothing line at Target? Sending to katrinat. This went in the mail earlier than expected. It's on its way on September 28th! Thanks for sending this, it arrived with 4 other bookrings I think the postie has been storing them up! Thanks for sending. This was a really quick read, a few years back I taught sex ed so I got used to discussing vaginas - 12 year olds have a lot of questions and are surprisingly unembarrassed.

It did make me wonder what sex education was like in other schools as our school seems quite liberal. The book was a nice mix of silly what would your vagina wear , trus starting periods and upsetting the stories of abuse and certainly got me thinking. I'm definately interested in going to see the show now. Thanks for sharing, I'll get the next addres and get it sent out. I hope you enjoy this Thanks for taking the time to journal this book. Bookcrossing aims to keep books moving and meeting to readers, firstly to spread the love of reading but also so books don't just aquire dust for years on end.

I hope that you enjoy reading this book and when you have finished with it that you are able to pass it to a new reader or leave it somewhere for somebody new to discover. Thank you very much - it arrived today! I had a funny time with this book wondering what the people on my buses and tubes were thinking as they were reading over my shoulder!

I finished it in a more private place - in my cabin between Portsmouth and Santander. So at last I know what the long run of the play in Paris was all about - for a long time I was cycling past big banners hanging from the boulevard lampposts and didn't ever find out what it was about. Looks like I missed something sensational.

The book is really interesting, but for sure, the power of the piece has to be in its live performance and the strength and bravery of the performer s to talk openly about such intimate subjects.

The bookmark that is travelling with this book is very appropriate, if a little too like the uncomfortable part of a g-string, which would not meet with the approval of Eve Ensler and V-Day people! So bethieb have you been to see the play? We want to know!

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I will contact the next person and send it out when I get back to the UK. This is on its way to the next person on the list. Thank you for posting this on to me; it arrived yesterday with all my birthday post! I will read it at the weekend and pass it on next week I hope I only entered for this ray because I had heard about the book and I was curious - I didn't know anything about it, and I didn't know what to expect.

I was positively surprised by the contents. Some were funny, some were moving, most were thought-provoking. In short, I loved it and I hope I get the chance to see the show some day!

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Will post on when I find out the next address. I have the address and will be posting later today. Passing on to the next in line. Hope you enjoy it! I received this last week and I'm just about to start reading it. Can't wait!!!! Thank you x x. I've seen this book performed at the theatre a very long time ago with 3 girlfriends. It was a fabulous girl bonding production, that left us feeling, happy, bonded, sad in bits too but empowered too! I was really looking forward to reading the book and revisiting that night. It didn't let me down, I loved it.

It was a quick and easy read with interesting, funny, thought provoking, and emotional stories and comments. I would recommend all women read it ;0 I'll pass this on once I have the address. Thank you xxx. Sent off to its next reader in the book ring, okyrhoe in Greece. Arrived in Athens. Thanks kazmum2boys for posting the book to me, and FeistyPom2Love for including me in the ray!

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The edition I read totals pages, but only of those comprise the text proper of The Vagina Monologues. There is a prologue by Gloria Steinem as well as an introduction by Eve Ensler. The last pages about the V-Day campaign and the compilation of letters and stories are, quite frankly, overkill. They are two separate experiences, and not necessarily comparable.

As a reader of the text I did not get particularly moved in the way that either viewers or performers of the monologues seem to have been. But the pace of progress isn't fast enough — and the feminist playwright and activist now seems even more impatient than she was in the s.

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When I began no one said the word anywhere. Not on TV or radio or in schools or at home and even at the gynaecologist," Ensler told Refinery Related Stories. There was a time before it and there will be a time after, but we need to get at it on many levels, some that we cannot even see yet or touch. The Vagina Monologues touches on a whole gamut of themes that arguably make it even more germane in than it was in , given the pop-cultural cachet now afforded to feminism. Not to mention, there remains a political threat to women's reproductive rights in many countries: consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, reproduction and sex work, to name just a handful.

But Ensler's original intention wasn't necessarily to overthrow the global patriarchal order. What compelled me to write The Vagina Monologues was curiosity. I was talking to a friend one day about menopause and she got on the subject of her vagina. I was surprised to hear her, a feminist, talking with such contempt and disappointment about her vagina. I went home and starting thinking I have no idea what women think about their vulvas, labias or clitoris.

So I just began to ask friends. It was utterly fascinating, horrifying, hysterical what women began to tell me. Regardless of her original aim, what Ensler has achieved off the back of her play is seriously impressive. And with a self-confessed harasser of women in the White House, the movement remains vital.

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I could spend the day listing the terrible setbacks. But this administration has exposed in full transparency what has been happening in this country forever and has flamed a real resistance and women are the driving force of that resistance. Twenty years ago it was very hard to get anyone to talk about sexual violence, Ensler said. Women were generally not believed and blamed.

They "brought it on themselves". There are real laws that so many brilliant and tireless feminist lawyers have created. However, Ensler regrets the lack of men who are stepping up to the plate to help us, considering that "patriarchy has been equally destructive to men as it has been to women".