The Vagina Monologues Topics for Discussion

Eve Ensler
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Throughout the book, the author and her work advocate the transformation of connotation (what a word evokes rather than what it means) - specifically, the transformation of a negative connotation into a positive. Research and discuss the ways in which other so-called minorities (African-Americans, homosexuals, lesbians, etc) have transformed the connotations of words associated with them. How have the words "nigger", "faggot", "dyke" etc. been transformed by those to whom the word has been negatively applied in the past?

For women - what are your feelings about your vagina and / or about being a woman?

For women - answer for yourselves the questions posed in interviews by the author. "If your vagina could talk, what would it say?" "If your vagina were clothed, what would it wear?" "What does a vagina smell like?"

For men - what do you know about the anatomy and/or functions of...

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