The Vagina MonologuesBook - 2008 | Villard Books Trade paperback edition 10th anniversary edition
From Library Staff
Not for the faint of heart! If there's a taboo on talking about women's bodies, this book (a play based on the author's interviews with women) breaks it on every page.
From the critics
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jraxlly thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Sexual Content: Discussion of the vagina and images realating to sexual intercourse, and consent.
Sexual Content: An adult woman gives a minor girl alcohol in order to sexually seduce her.
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"[...] it dawned on me that nothing was more important than stopping violence toward women--that the desecration of women indicated the failure of human beings to honor and protect life and that this failing would, if we did not correct it, be the end of us all. [...] When you rape, beat, maim, mutilate, burn, bury, and terrorize women, you destroy the essential life energy on the planet. You force what is meant to be open, trusting, nurturing, creative, and alive to be bent, infertile, and broken."
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The beginning of this book is the actual Vagina Monologues. With the introduction peices in italic and then the monologues in normal print. The stories are quite short and are on a variety of topics, from rape, to abuse, to consent etc. Following the monologues there is a section on V-day which is a movement to preform the monologues on Valentines day in order to raise funds and awareness for voilence against women. There is an information section and a letters section.