Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
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Vagina Monologues

Today was my first time to see the monologues. It was a good production by Cal Poly students plus a few others from the community. Some of the actors were really terrific, so completely able to let go. One thing about this production that bothered me is that it was all young women, although many of the monologues are supposedly by older women. I think it would have been better with older actresses.

There is a certain amount of preaching and so on inherent in these things, as one might expect, but there is also enough humor and originalilty to make it enjoyable. Now that the playwright has initiated "V-Day", an effort to stop violence against women, to be celebrated with productions of the Vagina Monologues, I feel the thing has taken a different appearance. I gathered from the large crowd and enthusiastic response that this may be a good thing for a few years, but I am betting that the excitement will wear down, fade away.

I do like the emphasis on women who are being violated horribly in other countries. I am bothered by the "take back the night" type stuff, though, as I feel it reeks of "victim feminism".

Still thinking about it.
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