Eve Ensler

"The Vagina Monologues" playwright imagines a letter from her father in her new book, "The Apology."
Why is the onus always on the women to share their stories?
The Vagina Monologues author discussed the need for resistance.
"In a rape culture, everything that’s done is backed up with state violence on one level or another [...] And I think we have to model the opposite of that."
In the next Thanksgiving Dinner, a daughter shows up at the table with a Muslim boyfriend... This year like every year I
Remembering that we are ephemeral beings, every moment comes alive with feeling and existence becomes vivid. Everyone who has suffered, struggled, and lost knows that surrender to insecurity, as opposed to resistance, reveals the way forward.
A group in Kathmandu shared experiences about intimacy, sex and relationships. They realized they had to take this journey further and talk about the fundamentally gender-insensitive and often misogynistic treatment so many of them had been subjected to.
In The Revenant, Hardy is a villain, more so because in the act of affecting a me-first ethos, he goes against DiCaprio's appealing sense of family and love. Even his Golden Globe acceptance speech exuded his values in the earth.
The audience found the play very funny at times. The cast included three formerly incarcerated women, as well as several
Turning today's ageist culture on its head, Dr. Christiane Northrup offers a new portal of understanding of what it means to move through time and space without declining in health or joy.
Students are seen as fragile flowers who must be protected from views that might offend them. This is an assault on learning, and those of us who are not professional victims need to fight it.
I don't know Eve Ensler. She has not asked me to defend her, nor clearly does she need my help. But I do respect what she has accomplished with her voice. It feels a big leap to me to decide that a show about people with vaginas is somehow discriminatory to those without them.
I'd like to follow up on my previous blog post on the Mount Holyoke College controversy surrounding The Vagina Monologues because of the responses I've received. They've run the gamut from praise to condemnation, from thanks for informing the community of an important event in trans history to constructive criticism as well as vicious name calling.
An incident recently occurred at Mt. Holyoke College where I wish there had been some wisdom imparted to the students, who acted impetuously and, unfortunately, embarrassed themselves and their cause.
The V-Day movement and Eve's play continue to evolve and respond to issues of the day, and our work with the movement was meant to be the start of a conversation about including sex and gender minorities. We encourage you to join us in working together to eliminate violence against all women and girls.
These actresses find depth and strength and power that surprise even themselves when they begin not so much delivering Eve Ensler's words, but channeling them.
Optimists are people who know what matters. Optimism does not mean believing that only good things will happen. It means that, regardless of what happens, you will make the most of it.
One in three women globally will be raped or violently attacked in her lifetime. "One Billion Rising" campaign works to unite men & women from around the world to unite through dance to end violence. The founders discuss their mission with us.