The Vagina Monologues Themes

Eve Ensler
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Two main themes are developed throughout the book, and are essentially two sides of the same coin - or two edges of one sword, depending on the reader's perspective. Both are explored in greater detail below, and both are focused on the vagina as a focal point of female experiences of pleasure and empowerment, as well as of suffering and victimhood.

Throughout the book, the vagina is considered both literally and metaphorically, as an element of the female anatomy and as a representation of what it means to be a woman, as a source of both physical and spiritual pleasure and/or suffering. There are several instances in which the vagina is described as having never been named properly, as something to be ashamed of and/or ignored and/or hated, or as a secret whose pleasurable properties are...

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