This February, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only V-Day we celebrated. UCLA V-DAY: ONE BILLION RISING is “a movement celebrating and empowering women, while taking a stand against gendered-violence and discussing sexuality.” As part of this movement, a cast of UCLA students performed free showings of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” Thursday and Friday in De Neve Auditorium and will again Saturday at Schoenberg Hall. Each monologue in the play addresses different issues including body image, masturbation, rape, love and sex. Here is a sample of a hilarious vagina monologue you’ll see at the show.
Mojo Asks Students what they thought about “The Vagina Monologues”:
“Okay. It is hilarious, provocative, amazing and full of beautiful vaginas. Expect to laugh, to learn a lot and I don’t wanna sound cheesy, but to love yourself and especially your vagina.” – Stephanie Wong, first-year business economics student and cast member of “The Vagina Monologues”
“It was great. My vagina is like a flower.” – Carol Muñoz, third-year linguistics student
“I’ve heard about ‘The Vagina Monologues’ since eighth grade but I never went. I thought it was a girly thing. Now I’m in college and I have a better understanding. The cast did a great job portraying strong, confident women. It was a great experience to watch. A great show.” – Nolan Rea, first-year physiological science student
“I learned not to be afraid of my vagina. Embrace it. Appreciate it.” – Joycelyn Hewitt, third-year anthropology student
“I think it was amazing. I really fell in love with the show. It was about loving your body, which is a new experience because a lot of people are taught not to love their body. That’s bad and this show gives a new perspective on positive body image.” – Rosie Reyes, third-year anthropology student
Have you seen the show yet? If so, which was your favorite monologue? Comment below or tweet us @dbmojo.