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Celebrate the V-Day mission

| Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Last year we went to the show just like everyone else. We laughed, we cried and then we decided that next year we definitely wanted to be a part of it. But the “it” we wanted was to be a part of the production – to get up on stage and talk about how our vaginas would wear jewels or to get a chance to wear that super short skirt that we bought from Meijer for an unsightly price.

So, we tried out and found out that the Vagina Monologues is so much more than a show about vaginas. It’s a show about women – all sorts of women – old, young, Catholic, Jewish, liberal, conservative, blond or brunette. So if you’ve got a vagina or know someone that does, you can relate to and love the show.

The Vagina Monologues is not a sex show or a degradation of the female population. Actually, it is the exact opposite. Eve Ensler’s play celebrates the unique beauty and intelligence that every woman possesses. The mission of V-Day is straightforward – Until the Violence Stops.

By becoming a part of this fervor, we learned about the V-Day dreams – that one day, the women in Africa will be free from the horrors of female genital mutilation, that the women of Pakistan can show their acid-burned faces to the world, that the women of South Bend will be cherished instead of brutally beaten and that the women of Notre Dame will use the blessings that God gave us and speak out with and for the women of the world.

So come and see what it’s all about.

Karla Bell

Molly Savage



Jan. 26