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?
Playwright Eve Ensler has responded to the Mount Holyoke College theater board's claim that her popular show is 'reductionist and exclusive.' read more
Approach anyone who matriculated at an American college in the last two decades or so, and they’ve probably attended, participated in, or critiqued a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The Monologues, along with the related V-Day...Show More Summary
An annual Valentine’s Day performance of feminist opus The Vagina Monologues has been discontinued at Mount Holyoke College because it lacks inclusiveness for transgender students. Mount Holyoke is an all-women’s liberal arts school in Massachusetts that recently announced that it will begin admitting male applicants who identify as women. Show More Summary
We are representatives of the first all-transgender benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues. In 2004, Eve Ensler supplemented The Vagina Monologues, writing a transgender piece after having intimate conversations with a diverse group of women in our community. Show More Summary
Feminist extremists at the all female Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts have forced the cancellation of the absurdist play “The Vagina Monologues” because it isn’t feminist enough. That’s right, the play once hailed as the height of feminist expression is now deemed not feminist enough. Show More Summary
Mount Holyoke College is not allowing a performance of The Vagina Monologues after complaints it’s transphobic. But when did artistic censorship become a good feminist look?
All-women’s college cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ because it’s not feminist enough
Most rational people who have a modicum of common sense and reading comprehension would not be upset to see Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” retired forever, but the reason that
...because Eve Ensler's 1996 play isn't inclusive of the experience of trans women who don't have vaginas and trans men who do. So it will no longer be performed at Mount Holyoke. Elizabeth Nolan Brown reacts: I just can't get on board with the logic of Mount Holyoke's dismissal, similar strains of which have been seen elsewhere recently. Show More Summary
"The Vagina Monologues" is — at long last — not a fertile text.Young people have moved on and need to write their own plays, express their own ideas. They should feel free to steal the secret of the structure of Eve Ensler's play: 1....Show More Summary
As you might know, many college theater groups perform Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” every year on Valentine’s Day to help raise funds for women’s rights groups and anti-violence organizations, and also to raise awareness about a variety of issues … More » The post College Cancels “Vagina Monologues” Because It Excludes Vagina-less Women appeared first on EveryJoe.
It’s apparently not a parody; Reason is writing about it: Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s college in Massachusetts, is retiring its annual production of the Vagina Monologues this year because the play is not inclusive of transgender students. The annual production of the play is part of a country-wide tradition to perform Eve Ensler’s Vagina […]
IT’S COME TO THIS: Women’s College Cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ Because It Excludes Women Without Vaginas. “At its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman … Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that cannot simply be reduced to biological or anatomical distinctions, and many of […]
Women's college Mount Holyoke has decided to stop performing Eve Ensler's classic play "The Vagina Monologues." The college has been annually performing theater classic for decades, but since Mount Holyoke redefined its definition of "woman" to include transgender students, many felt the play was neither inclusive nor representative of the student body. Read more...