Anonymous asked: I've heard there are problematic things about Ensler/The Vagina Monologues, but do you mind telling me your criticisms of her? I'm a feminist and I'm trying to hear different perspectives on it.
I’ve answered this before, it’s the only other post with “the vagina monologues” tag in my archive. Here. Aside from the describing the statutory rape of a young girl by an older women with the use of alcohol as a “good rape” and dropping the word “T****y”….
Below are some resources that I’m linking for future references.
Gender Across Borders: Eve Ensler and The Inauthentic Monologue
The Knoll: Evil Ensler and the Vag Monsters - Taking Reformist Politics from Monologue to Dialogue & Feminism, Vaginas, and the ‘Other’ in the Vagina Monologues
And this makes me laugh because .GIFs and truth.
There’s more out there if you utilize google, or if you attend university or have a friend that does who can access more critiques of the production as well. I understand google can be hard to navigate in this topic because she has criticism that is conservative and it’s hard to find the problems under the praise, but it is not impossible either. I hope this was helpful to you, anon! :)