Everything you need to understand or teach The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.
This book is an expansion of a play originally written and performed in 1998, with both book and play anchored by the author's intent to break down the barriers of secrecy and shame surrounding both the use of the word "vagina" (both in public and in private) and the violence perpetrated against those who have one. Drawing upon both personal experiences and those of women whom she interviewed as source material, the author creates a wide-reaching, multi-faceted portrait of both the positive and negative aspects of being a woman in contemporary society.
The book opens with a series of introductions. The first is by the author, introducing the book as a central component of the Tenth Anniversary celebration of the creation, publication, and performance of her original play. She describes how her original intention (to simultaneously celebrate womanhood and awaken awareness of violence against women) has expanded into a...
The Vagina Monologues Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: