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 2019 is coordinated by the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, Student Union Board, and Society for the Advancement of Gender Equity. Visit the Student Union Board's website for more information. 


Interested in auditioning for The Vagina Monologues?

The Vagina Monologues auditions will be held in October 2018. Check back here for updates. For more information, e-mail Janae at


Interested in purchasing merchandise for The Vagina Monologues?
T-Shirts, chocolate vulva pops, buttons, 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. Merchandise will be available for sale beginning January 15, 2019. 

Image of I Respect Vagina T-Shirt with The Vagina Monologues buttons and 2 chocolate vulva pops

Buttons......................................................$ 1 
Mirrors.......................................................$ 2
Chocolate Vulva Pop (Gluten Free).................................$ 2 
“I <3 (respect) Vaginas” t-shirts................$ 12


$20 Student Bundle


1 student ticket to The Vagina Monologues

1 "Rise for..." tote

2 Chocolate vulvas

1 TVM button of choice

$20 Public Bundle



1 public ticket to The Vagina Monologues

1 "Rise for..." tote

White tote bag with words "Rise For" in red with The Vagina Monologues buttons and 2 chocolate vulva popsWhite tote with "Rise For" text in red

For more information, please contact Som at or 515-294-4154.

Interested in volunteering for The Vagina Monologues?

All TVM Volunteers must attend a training session. For more information, e-mail Janae at

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 2017 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.


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