hmmm, is it really? I thought the Vagina Monologues was only more or less popular in U.S.... ha, interesting, but people do seem to know it here... I kind of wanted to focus on something feminine, on something expressing a woman's power, or strenght, and I mean if Eve Ensler compared flowers to vagina's in her monologues, well, that was what she saw, wasn't it? And as you've mentioned already, it is imenesely popular, apparently, flowers and vaginas or no flowers and vaginas...
My own experience with the word vagina was, as I remember, almost traumatic. I just wanted to be in some kind of theater performance and really didn't expect to be chosen. When I learned that I'll have to say more than three pages of a monologue full of the word 'vagina', that was something I had to work through with a friend, him listening for me reading the whole monologue through the phone... And then talking to people. One of my best friends didn't come to the play because she felt the material too offensive... So you can imagine. Think about it, why was the play produced and written in the first place? What was the purpose of it? Is it wrong to promote something that would encourage a woman to be stronger, to trust herself more, etc? This really isn't about vagina's, even if it seems to say so. Here, I'll brake another 'taboo' (should I say it that way), of mine, by writing out the word, eh, god, this doesn't feel right at all to say, god, man, eh, ok, fine, I'll just say it, god, crap... mmm, penis. AHHHHHH!!!! Ok, god, man, crap, crap, I just said it, ok? Fine, anyways... That word seems to be said much easier than it's counterpoint, vagina. Vagina, the word, as the play/monologues suggest, is said with a kind of disease in mind. Now I don't see it this way anymore, but don't you?