You know, the v-day movement?
I bet you have no idea what I'm talking about, and if you do, even better ;)
The v-day movement is a little thing that is in part with The Vagina Monologues.
I know, crazy title. But it's definitely attention getting. The first time I ever read this title, I couldn't believe that such a word was on Facebook and it had something to do with my school. But I was definitely interested. After much debate, I contacted one of my friends who was also in charge of it. She told me I should audition and I'd be perfect for it!
Wait, what in the world is it? Well she gave me a link www.vday.org. From there I scoured Google and read the testimonies of these women.
Through these testimonies, there was one reoccurring theme: women empowerment and and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.
Some of the testimonies include:
- I Was Twelve, My Mother Slapped Me: a chorus describing many young women's and girls' first menstrual period.
- My Angry Vagina, in which a woman humorously rants about injustices wrought against the vagina, such as tampons, douches, and the tools used by OB/GYNs.
- My Vagina Was My Village, a monologue compiled from the testimonies of Bosnian women subjected to rape camps.
- The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could, in which a woman recalls memories of traumatic sexual experiences in her childhood and a self-described "positive healing" sexual experience in her adolescent years with an older woman. In the original version, she is 13, but later versions would change her age to 16. This particular skit has sparked numerous controversies and criticisms due to its content.
- I Was There In The Room, a monologue in which Eve Ensler describes the birth of her granddaughter.