If anyone is comfortable speaking openly and boldly about women's bodies, it's Eve Ensler. The playwright and activist behind "The Vagina Monologues" has been at it for years.
So when she watches American politics of late -- especially the conversations swirling around women's reproductive rights -- she feels both amused and vindicated.
"The vagina has become so real, so present, so powerful that people are going after it directly," she said. "It's evidence that we're winning."
Were a man to reduce a women to nothing more than her sexual bits, it would be considered the height of sexism. When Ensler does it, it may not be sexist, but it is gross and creepy (albeit unintentionally funny, as is the CNN headline: "Vagina enters stage left--or is it right?"; in CNN's kooky lefty world, vaginas not only talk, they can walk).
Update: From bworldonline:
THE NEW Voice Company (NVC) is staging a one-night benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. In this e-mail interview, NVC founder and stage actor Monique Wilson explains why pieces such as “Reclaiming Cunt” and “My Vagina Was My Village” are still relevant today.What, no "Twat's What?" or "How Green Was My Vagina"? These chicks really need to get a life (a whole one, and not just a body part).
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