My wife will be hosting The Vagina Monologues soon at her studio in downtown Gainesville. If you’re unfamiliar with the title, you’re living underneath a rock somewhere in a dark cave. The monologue started in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York. Today, it has been put on by celebrities and colleges alike. Together, all of those involved in the monologues are part of a nation-wide campaign to stop violence against women – coined ‘VDay.’ The Vagina Monologues won the Obie Award in 1997. Having been translated now into more than 24 languages, it’s a phenomenon the world over.
An odd thing, though. Ever since my wife put the banner up in her window for the event, she’s gotten flack from pockets of the community. I guess it’s to be expected when you put the word, “VAGINA,” up in bold letters in a public place. Of course, I’d have thought that people would quickly realize what it was that they thought they were repulsed by, and then realize it was actually for an internationally acclaimed performance supporting respect for women. It’s funny how people get so upset about something they don’t actually understand. I’m sure that if these people knew what it was that they were fighting, they’d shut their traps and crawl back into the knot hole from whence they came. I’d love to show my wife that some part of the community is not moronic. Leave your opinion as a comment to this post so I can tally the ignorant and the enlightened.