The Vagina Monologues - Feb 14th, 17th & 18th - Tickets on Sale Now!
Gainesville’s Benefit Production of The Vagina Monologues has opened ticket sales for the 2017 shows on February 14th, 17th, & 18th. Eve Ensler shook foundations and language when she created The Vagina Monologues, a legacy of over 200 voices and stories that over the years have helped so many women claim or reclaim their own skin.
The Gainesville producers have enhanced the experience by cultivating a space for the voices of transwomen, women of color and additional performances focused on topics such as abortion and rape. We hope you can join us at the Hippodrome for solidarity and celebration.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the production start time. We encourage patrons to show up early to enjoy a drink and peruse this year's art installation, "The Art of Women's Diversity." The production has an approximatley 2-hour run time, including a brief 15-minute intermission.
Keeping with the spirit of V-Day and the cause of protecting all women from violence, proceeds from the show benefit local organizations contributing to intersectional feminist issues. Peaceful Paths and Wild Iris Books will receive a portion of the proceeds to continue our feminist work in the community.
-I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred women.
Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery's city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexualitysometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities.
When women decide what to wear, where to go, how to get there, what time of day to be outdoors, and what affects their sense of security and safety, are they aware that they re afraid of being sexually assaulted? Violence against women is, on a global scale, so common that some experts consider it a normal aspect of women's experiencesand yet research on the issue is subjective and inconsistent.
More than half of women and girls lie about rape . . . Feminists exaggerate rape prevalence to demonize men and raise money for their cause . . . Girls cry rape when it's nothing more than regret over bad sex . . . Such emotionally charged false accusations have convinced much of the general public and the media that acquaintance rape is a figment of the imagination.
In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism and He's A Stud, She's A Slut author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure.