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Empowerted words from the Vagina Monolgues


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It is not an invitation

a provocation

an indication

that I want it

or give it

or that I hook.

My short skirt

is not begging for it

it does not want you

to rip it off me

or pull it down.

My short skirt

is not a legal reason

for raping me

although it has been before

it will not hold up

in the new court.

My short skirt, believe it or not

has nothing to do with you.

My short skirt

is about discovering

the power of my lower calves

about cool autumn air traveling

up my inner thighs

about allowing everything I see

or pass or feel to live inside.

My short skirt is not proof

that I am stupid

or undecided

or a malleable little girl.

My short skirt is my defiance

I will not let you make me afraid

My short skirt is not showing off

this is who I am

before you made me cover it

or tone it down.

Get used to it.

My short skirt is happiness

I can feel myself on the ground.

I am here. I am hot.

My short skirt is a liberation

flag in the women's army

I declare these streets, any streets

my vagina's country.

My short skirt

is turquoise water

with swimming colored fish

a summer festival

in the starry dark

a bird calling

a train arriving in a foreign town

my short skirt is a wild spin

a full breath

a tango dip

my short skirt is




But mainly my short skirt

and everything under it

is Mine.


Mine. -Eve Ensler, Vagina Monologues

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I thought that this was phenominal and I hadn't seen it posted anywhere here. I hope it is not already posted on this forum. I thought that the whole idea rocked. This is my body, I own it, no one else can.


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i saw the vaginia monolouges this year and feel in love with it. its very empowering. seeing it reminded me that its ok to celebrate being a women and everything about it.

thanks for sharing.


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I saw the Vagina Monologues this year for the first time too. I had only seen a little clip of it on HBO or somewhere before, and finally got to catch the whole thing.

I thought it was a great show. Kind of made me feel empowered too.

Thanks for posting that

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I have read the book and watched the video, I am dying to see it performed live sometime though. Thanks for posting that.

Nicole :daisy:

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Awesome! :banana: I have never seen the Vagina Monologues, but clearly I need to! Thank you SO much for posting this!

Take gentle care,


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That was awesome to read. :yay: I've never read this book nor have I seen it, I really actually know not much about it. But I can see from reading that, all that will change. :)

Thankyou for posting such an inspiring quote from it.


Donna =)

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Thank you all for your fabulous comments. I found this quote online. The Vagina Monolgues is a play. It is fantastic but possibly the hardest thing I have ever saw. At one point I ran into the bathroom crying because I could hardly breath it was so moving but very triggering. So just be warned if you go and see it and our particularly sensitive to that sort of thing. It is profound. I am glad they are doing it to spread the word about rape and other acts of violence that can harm and oppress women.

Anyway hugs to all of you. I am glad it was enjoyed. If I find more powerful stuff like this then I will share.

Thanks also for moving this to wonderful threads!

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  • 3 weeks later...

we just did a production of it at school here. SO awesome. the proceeds went to raise money for a women's shelter here and fistula hospital. i have never felt as empowered as when i was on that stage. i had "hair" which was one of the better monologues, the easier ones to do. i felt SO awesome. the cast were really sexy amazing women, all of who i love so deeply now and will do for ages to come.

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  • 1 month later...

OMG.....I love that peice...I was in the Monoglues at my School....and that piece (My Short Skirt) was done by friend. Our proceeds went to various centers around the city etc.



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  • 2 weeks later...


Thanks for sharing that - it is powerful & inspiring... and made me smile :P

Gentlest of care


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  • 4 months later...

If anyone lives around the Ann Arbor area for Michigan, we do it every year through SAPAC (I'm a volunteer there) and we show the video sold by the vigina monologues website...it's quite a powerful video...when we were training for SAPAC, we watched it and not one person remained uneffected by it...some were crying quietly, others sobbing, and others were just stunned and silent. (and keep in mind that half or more of the volunteers aren't survivors).

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  • 2 weeks later...

I just did that piece yesterday as an audition for my school's VMs. It was so empowering to do it!


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  • 3 weeks later...

That play is phenomenal! Thanks for posting that,



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