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Solons Perform ‘Vagina Monologues’

This June 18 file photo shows, from left, Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, playwright Eve Ensler and Sen. Rebecca Warren, D-Ann Arbor, posing for a group picture during an event including a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” by Brown and 10 other lawmakers on the Michigan Statehouse steps, in Lansing, Mich. Brown, who says she was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying “vagina” during debate over anti-abortion legislation, performed “The Vagina Monologues” with a hand from the author Eve Ensler. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young)

Question: Have you seen “The Vagina Monologues”?

Noon: No Longer Banned At Gonzaga

Fourteen Gonzaga University students let out orgasmic moans — literally, moans cataloging the varying female reactions to sexual pleasure. Each is followed by laughter. “I’m so moved by you,” student director Diana Mallon says, grinning at her cast. “I’m so excited that together we’re going to make Gonzaga history in eight days.” The students are running one of the final rehearsals for their upcoming performance of The Vagina Monologues. For the past 10 years, this play has been banned on Gonzaga’s campus/Daniel Walters, Inlander. More here. (SR file photo for illustrative purposes)

Question: Have you seen the “Vagina Monologues”?

AMR: ‘Vagina Monologues’ A Must See

Some organizations, such as the Independent Women’s Forum, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and plenty of religious organizations, go out of their way to send out don’t-support-it messages claiming “The Vagina Monologues” are demeaning to men and destructive for women because they glorify promiscuity, objectify women and promote bad sexual behaviors. Betty Dodson allegedly went as far as to say “The Vagina Monologues” are “a blast of hatred at men and heterosexuality.” I strongly disagree and think every man and woman ought to see a production. The award-winning play is the cornerstone of the global V-Day movement dedicated to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and generate broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sexual slavery/Anne Marije-Rook, UI Argonaut. More here.

Question: Have you seen the “Vagina Monologues”? Do you consider it a must-see as the Argonaut columnist does?

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