Posts Tagged ‘empowerment’

The word usually makes my skin crawl. But upon hearing this one “special” word just about 900 times on Sunday night, I think I may have become immune to it, possibly even used to it. To whom do I owe this change of heart, you ask? Well, that award goes to Eve Ensler and the 26 Syracuse women who staged The Vagina Monologues Sunday at Hendricks Chapel. And if you didn’t already guess it, yes — the word is  vagina.

Eve Ensler is a writer, political activist and a performer. In 1996 she wroteThe Vagina Monologues, which is a compilation of short stories that in some way or another is about the vagina. But beyond the surface of these stories is a play about female empowerment and violence against women and girls. (more…)