Short Essay Questions Key
1. How are the original stage presentations of the Vagina Monologue described, after it was first written?
The original stage presentations of the Vagina Monologues are described as being in downtown New York City; they brought a lot of attention for speaking out on a controversial subject.
2. How does the author describe V-Day activities in the introduction?
In the Introduction, the author describes V-Day activities as happening around the world to try and raise awareness of and bring an end to violence against women and girls.
3. Describe Gloria Steinem's discussion about female genitalia in the beginning of the Foreword.
In the beginning of the Foreword, Gloria Steinem discusses the female genitalia using various euphemisms of the female genitalia and how her mother and grandmothers often discussed the vagina with her in childhood.
4. How does Gloria Steinem describe the religious ties female genitalia has in India?
Gloria Steinem describes the ties female genitalia have to religion in India, saying that their sexual organs were often used in religious art and even in church structures and were seen as very powerful.
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