Saturday, April 26, 2008
the vagina monologues
Last night a bunch of my friends and I went to see the "Vagina Monologues" - a series of monologues written by Eve Ensler, about... well... vaginas. I had heard they were really well done, but I was truly amazed. By the end of the show, the audience, which through the first couple of monologues had been laughing nervously, was literally jumping out of their seats and cheering. It was especially poignant as it took part of a week long campus focus on rape awareness, and in general a cry for the end of gender-based violence in South Africa. With some of the highest rape statistics in the world, this is a problem very on the minds of most South Africans.
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend going to Youtube and watch a version of it. Its crass and crude and honest and angry, and powerful.