Until the violence stops…
Did you celebrate V-Day this year? V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women.
Saturday Princess and I went to see The Vagina Monologues. That’s right. I said it: Va-Gi-Na.
If you haven’t seen it, you should. (Guys, I’m talking to you, too.) Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues combine humor, startling statistics, and touching true stories. Best of all, 100% of the money from the play goes to different organizations to help victims of violence.
And plays that give out chocolate vaginas count as something artsy, so I’m crossing #23 off my 30 Before 30 List.
My favorite monologue was “My Angry Vagina.” Here’s an excerpt:
Then there’s those exams. Who thought up those exams? I know there has to be a better way….Why the funky rubber gloves? Why the flashlight all up there like Nancy Drew working against gravity?
Here are just a few things I learned:
- The clitoris has twice as many nerve-thingys as the penis. Twice as many!
- Every 15 seconds a woman is abused in the United States. How long will it take you to read this post? How many women were abused while you read?
- 130 million women a year suffer genital mutilation.