The Vagina Monologues

V-Day Iowa State University 2017 presents a benefit production of Eve Ensler's

The Vagina Monologues

Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:00-8:30pm
Sun Room, Memorial Union

Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00-7:30pm
Sun Room, Memorial Union

Friday, February 17, 2017
9:00-10:30pm
​Sun Room, Memorial Union

Tickets:
$10 ISU Students ($12 day of show)
$13 Non-students ($15 day of show)

Tickets can be purchased at www.midwestix.com/organizations/iowa-state-memorial-union, at the M-Shop box office Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, or over the phone (515-294-8349). Tickets purchased online and over the phone will incur a service fee. 

The purpose of The Vagina Monologues is to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within our community. Proceeds will be donated to ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support). The collection of monologues expressing women’s stories raises awareness about violence against women and girls through stories of self-discovery, abuse, birth, and more. The Vagina Monologues 2017 is coordinated by the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, Student Union Board, and Society for the Advancement of Gender Equity.

Interested in purchasing merchandise for The Vagina Monologues?
T-Shirts, chocolate vulva pops, uterus cookies, buttons, vuvla keychains, and mirrors will also be sold to help with the cost of putting on the production and allow us to donate additional funds to ACCESS. Stop by the Sloss House any day between 8am-5pm.
Buttons......................................................$ 1
Mirrors.......................................................$ 2
Chocolate Vulva Pop.................................$ 2
Uterus Cookie ...........................................$ 3
Vulva Keychain..........................................$ 4

“I <3 (respect) Vaginas” t-shirts................$ 12

For more information, please contact Dominique Gant at ddgant@iastate.edu or 515-294-4154.


Interested in volunteering for The Vagina Monologues?

All TVM Volunteers must attend a training session. For more information, e-mail Dominique Gant at ddgant@iastate.edu


What is V-Day?

  • V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
  • V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.
  • V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sex slavery.

 

Why V-Day and The Vagina Monologues?

The MSWC, SUB and SAGE produce The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within Ames. Benefits from the production will benefit ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support). The 2016 performance of The Vagina Monologues donated $5,266.19 to ACCESS.


The MSWC's Response to the Critiques of The Vagina Monologues

We also encourage you to critically reflect and think about the issues raised in The Vagina Monologues production, the voices heard, and the voices not heard in Eve Ensler’s script, performed here at Iowa State University in the required version approved by The Vagina Monologues organization. One of the conditions of getting the rights to The Vagina Monologues is that you cannot alter it.

Eve Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues in 1996, in response to a growing understanding of the depth of problems of violence against women. Many women have found performing in or attending The Vagina Monologues production to be incredibly empowering and have greatly appreciated the voice that is given to the often silenced experiences of women. However, the audience should also be aware of critiques of The Vagina Monologues in recent years, particularly regarding race, Trans* identity and representation. Below, our some specific concerns:

  • The representation of prostitution in “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” as a pleasurable experience
  • The stereotyping of particular identity groups by their “moans”
  • The issue of inclusivity to those who identify as women but do not have vaginas.

 

To further the critical analysis of gender and for the opportunity to share your own story about gender,
The Margaret Sloss Women’s Center invites you to participate in The Gender Monologues! The Gender Monologues is an on-going, submission-based program that allows participants to share their stories regarding gender oppression, identity, and privilege. A series of workshops will be coordinated with the Writing and Media Center to allow for development of ideas and writing style of the participants. These workshops will be held on Thursday, February 26 from 6-9pm in the Sloss House.

For more information on both The Vagina Monologues and The Gender Monologues visit www.mswc.dso.iastate.edu

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