The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler
- The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews with hundreds of real women.
- Is there a particular monologue, or part of a monologue, which you can relate to? Which is relevant to your own experience?
- What experiences were you unable to relate to?
- What experiences from your life are missing from this collection?
- In 2003, Ensler wrote a new monologue called Uner the Burqa about the plight of women under Taliban rule. In 2004, Ensler wrote a new monologue called They Beat the Girl Out of My Boy… Or So They Tried about women whose gender identity differed from their assigned gender at birth. What other stories/experiences would you like to see added to this collection?
- Which is your favorite monologue and why?
- Which is your least favorite monologue and why?
- If you ran into Eve Ensler interviewing on the street…
- Would you have a vagina story to share?
- What would your answer be to “What would your vagina wear?”
- What would your answer be to “If it could speak, what would it say, in two words or less?”
- Do you feel like this book reads like fiction or non-fiction? Why?
- What are your feelings about the word “vagina”? Are there other words/concepts we need to take back? What are they? Why?
- Have you ever seen The Vagina Monologues performed? If so, how did reading this change your perspective? Which was more powerful?
- If you haven’t seen The Vagina Monologues performed, are you interested in seeing them now?
- Who would you recommend to read this book? Why?