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February 9, 2008 / missallaneous

The Vagina Monologues… and Dick’s.

Last night, Rachel, Christen, and I watched the ASUW Women’s Action Commission production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. I honestly can’t believe I’d never watched it before! Ticket sale profits went towards Seattle’s Home Alive in lieu of V-Day and their campaign towards ending violence against women.

It was… a little uncomfortable (especially at first). Then really moving at many a point, and then – this was totally unexpected for me – it was strangely empowering. It was great to watch these women embody complete confidence… they were unabashedly uninhibited about who they are, their bodies, and the beauty with which they’ve been created.

Walking home, we talked about a slew of things I would never have spoken about otherwise: periods, vaginas, orgasm, the tragedies of girls tortured by genital mutilation, and the pain of Japanese comfort women. We wondered why we’d never been able to talk about these “unspeakable” topics, and why they’re so associated with guilt and shame. Hélène Cixous would theorise that it’s due to the entirely phallocentric culture we live in that’s based on a “history of reason, of which it is at once the effect, the support, and one of the privileged alibies” (The Laugh of the Medusa) – and it’s probably true. But it’s more than that too, isn’t it?

I just know that I’m really glad I watched the Vagina Monologues with those girls last night. It was facscinating. It was fun :)

Then, we were hungry… So I decided that it would be wildly appropriate for us to eat at Dick’s.

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Heh heh… I love it. Midnight cravings for a cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate milkshake… satisfied for under $5.

I love Dick’s. And vaginas too, now :)

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  1. ivjusticeleague / Feb 10 2008 2:00 pm

    Haha. Classy line to close, Missa.

  2. jason / Feb 19 2008 5:22 pm

    i chance upon your blog for the first time in several months and i read a post like this.

    too good. hahaha..

  3. missallaneous / Feb 20 2008 10:05 am

    JV: Haha… well, I try ;)

  4. Christen / Sep 16 2010 6:27 am

    haha i just read this. that was such a fun nite!!!

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