The "vagina" monologue to end them all. Contributor: Charlotte Dingle read more
When I read a recent New York Times article by Elinor Burkett titled, "What Makes a Woman?" I found that I agreed with her on one point. I too thought that small minority of transgender people objecting to the "Vagina Monologues" was needless and reactionary. Show More Summary
On last night’s Little Women: NY, we pick up smack in the middle of the fight between Misty Irwin and Jordanna James, courtesy of Miss Jason Perez‘ pot-stirring. Jordanna has been invited to model in the Paris Little Person Fashion Show, which Misty is seeing red over. Show More Summary
The new Mad Max movie re-make, Mad Max: Fury Road was apparently planned as a platform to push feminist ideals. At least, that is according to one of the film’s
How the writer informed the backstory of MAD MAX's female characters. Read more...
You remember how that one Mad Max: Fury Road trailer made me really nervous? It let us know there'd be a group of women in the film who were enslaved by the villain and one, if not more of them, wore a chastity belt. Yeah. Nervous. But some newly-revealed info gives me hope. Specifically, director George Miller asking feminist Even Ensler to consult on set.
There’s no doubt that it’s a completely noble thing to foster a working environment that can be considered a safe space, that’s… Read More
ORWELLIAN DOUBLETHINK, RAPE EDITION: “Inspired by the recent performance of The Vagina Monologues” on the Claremont-McKenna College campus, student Jordan Bosiljevac has penned an exegesis of the progressive view of sexual relationships, titled, “Why Yes Can Mean No.” Ms. Show More Summary
How does one prepare for the post-apocalypse? Well, if you are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who plays one of the five captured women in Mad Max: Fury Road, you speak to the esteemed feminist playwright Eve Ensler. Director George Miller flew Ensler in for about a week, during which she told Huntington-Whiteley... More »
We already know that director George Miller is keen to make more Mad Max movies, and that he made sure star Tom Hardy was locked in for those future films-to-be. What we didn’t know was just how far his commitment to non-CGI practical effects extended. Show More Summary
In an Esquire interview, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gave a few fairly amazing details about the band of escaped women traveling with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Mad Max himself (Tom Hardy). The first: the girls made their own costumes out of bandages. The second: Eve Ensler flew out to spend a week letting the girls pick her brain for research. Read more...
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Elisia Dones, 59, gazed out the window of the bus as it passed Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York’s only maximum-security prison for women, and made a left turn. The scene in front of her was familiar. Show More Summary
In his latest video for HuffPost Gay Voices, writer-performer Justin Sayre offers a humorous take on Eve Ensler's classic play, "The Vagina Monologues." Together with Brian Moylan and Chris Tyler, Sayre recites "The Mangina Monologues," which features a number of hilarious double entendres. Show More Summary
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If you have a vagina, and it could break into a monologue (thank you, Eve Ensler), it would probably ask you to keep it away from vagina steam baths.And that's despite what actress Gwyneth Paltrow tells you to do.Ms. Paltrow loves to...Show More Summary
I'd like to follow up on my previous blog post on the Mount Holyoke College controversy surrounding The Vagina Monologues because of the responses I've received. They've run the gamut from praise to condemnation, from thanks for informing the community of an important event in trans history to constructive criticism as well as vicious name calling. Show More Summary
Perhaps the same thing can take place with abortion rights as has happened with the Vagina Monologues: that, at the least, Out of Silence can act as a jumping-off point for activism that may push even further than abortion storytelling...Show More Summary
Mount Holyoke College’s decision to cancel its “Vagina Monologues” performance surprised its activist playwright, Eve Ensler.
A new play illustrates the power of the theater for social change. The post A ‘Vagina Monologues’ About Abortion Could Be Coming To A College Near You appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last week women's college Mount Holyoke was the subject of intense scrutiny over a campus theater group's decision to effectively "retire" the Vagina Monologues in favor of creating an original and more inclusive play in a similar style. So what does Eve Ensler think?