Saturday, February 18, 2006

I come from the "down there" generation

I am going to see Mystery in The Vagina Monologues at the University tonight. I am very excited. If you've never seen or read them I really encourage you [especially the women] to go out and find someone who had the book or is showing the monologues nearby. Its a beautiful, life changing experience.

I know its rare to see me go into my [as Beloved calls it] "psychotic woman worship activism" but this is one of those rare occasions where I feel like I can't hold it back. A woman's vagina is beautiful. Absolutely amazing. And far too many women don't appreciate their own. It makes me sad, especially when I think about all the women who have been violated or allow men and people who have no understanding of their bodies make decisions or touch or use them without ever properly appreciating all the amazing things about it.

Ladies, if you haven't taken time to appreciate your own sex, please do. I'm not talking about masturbation [although, if that is how you want to go about it, I can't object] but please, sometime today, go be quiet somewhere and take a moment to marvel at your own beauty, you ability to create life, your unique capacity for pleasure. There is no one else like you. No one. No animal, no other sex, no other thing as unique and amazing as your sex. Appreciate it.

A MeMe for the ladies, and you don't have to answer it on your blog or in comments, jsut think about it. I've never answered these questions in print before, and it took me forever to think of the answers to these questions. Some women might find it silly, but to me, it is the essence of who I am, and what I feel about myself, and my own sex.

1. If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?

2. if your vagina could talk, what would it say, in two words?

3. what does a vagina smell like?

4. What is Special About your vagina?

As for me?

1. Black leather pants and a red silk scarf
2. Ask Nicely
3. Earl Grey Tea and rain in the spring
4. It belongs to me, and no one else.

Okay. I am off to buy a vagina shaped something [I am hopeing for a lollypop] as a gift for Mystery tonight at the play. flowers are overdone, dont you think?


HistoryGeek said...

The Vagina Monologues are also on DVD with Eve Ensler performing them. I have the is really powerful. There's also a book out called Cunt, which I'm trying to read, but it's more theory, less story.

Have a great time, sweetie!

Alecya G said...

I've read "Cunt" and I think it is an amazing book. The author has a lot of really interesting ideas, a lot of really empowering ones as well.

I've seen the DVD with Eve Ensler preforming them, and I love it. I loaned the book out, to a guy no less, and he never returned it, although I know he read it because he was always quoting it. Not a bad investment at all really.

I'll say it again, you're a fantatic lady, Spins. I knew of all of my lady readers you would know what I was on about.


Anonymous said...

I don't have one but i most certainly have no shortage of words to describe how much I like Vaginas.

I agree with you. Vaginas are unique and beautiful. As for knowing how to touch them. I have asked every woman I have ever been with to show me how she likes to be touched. None ever let me down.

Aravis said...

I've never seen the show, but now that I know it's on dvd I'll order it. One of the disadvantages of living way out in the country is that access to good theater is limited. And I think the 100 yr. old librarian would keel over if The Vagina Monologues crossed her desk, though it's a fun image to contemplate. Yes, I'll definitely rent the dvd. :0)