Vagina Monologues Analysis

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This past Friday, I watched our Hunter College’s very own Vagina Monologues and Other Stories, and it was truly and unforgettable experience. The production consisted of pieces from the Vagina Monologues along with beautiful original pieces written by students here at HUnter College. Each performance was well constructed and touched a number of various topics. They covered topics such a human trafficking, transgender male’s obstacles, women in black history, how women dress, and many other thought invoking topics. It made me think about topics that I’ve never thought to consider before, even as a feminist. It commenced with a piece called, “I Bet You Were Worried” and all the negative connotations that come along with the word “vagina”. They made fun of how the word sounds like a medical instrument or how unflattering it would sound during sex. It was then followed by the “Love Your …show more content…
She displays that there are young girls out there who are taken advantage of by their pimp under the false pretense that he’s in love with them. Also the difficulty of escaping such a lifestyle and standing on their own two feet. Similar to the topic of human trafficking, “I Am Thinking” discussed the sex slavery under ISIS. Girls as young as a year old are sold off for sexual pleasure. The younger the female, the more costly. This information was haunting and heart wrenching. Another piece I was hoping they would talk about because of the Angela Davis book we’re currently reading was black women in history and how they 're undermined today. Three girls each had talked about how American society was built on the blood, sweat and bones of female slaves but in society they are at the bottom of the food because of their combination of race and gender. There was also a slideshow of the name of women killed by police and spoken word by Ammae discussing police

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