With a greater focus on transgender inclusivity this year, Washington University’s chapter of the national organization V-Day raised money through The Vagina Monologues this weekend for the St. Louis Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG), in addition to raising awareness for general women’s issues.
The Vagina Monologues will feature an increased focus on trans-inclusivity thanks to the St. Louis Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG), the beneficiary of this year’s production.
Wash. U.’s presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” this past weekend reveled in our discomfort with the word, shining the spotlight on a subject that most of us wouldn’t verbally address and successfully shedding that negative connotation.
The women of Washington University speak out and give back this year by performing “The Vagina Monologues,” an award-winning play written by Eve Ensler that focuses on the female experience. “The Vagina Monologues” is a series of monologues that address everything from sex and love to rape and masturbation. This year, Wash. U.
If you’ve never seen “The Vagina Monologues,” go see them when they’re performed in Graham Chapel this weekend. If you’re planning on going: good. Keep reading if you want, but this column is mainly for those of you who haven’t yet made plans to go. Why don’t you want to go?
I am a feminist. If you’re still reading, that’s something. You’ve gotten past a pretty vocal, villainous set of caricatures—and, trust me, I know they can be an intimidating bunch. But I’ve invited them into my column on purpose, because it is Feminism Awareness Week, and I need them here—loud, angry, whining, stigmatized and exaggerated.
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