VAGINAS TAKE BACK THE CAPITOL!
MONDAY 5 pm - 8 pm
Michigan Capitol Building - 100 North Capitol Ave (btw.West Allegean & West Ottawa)5PM gathering / 6PM show!!
EVE ENSLER is flying to Michigan to take back the capitol with a special performance of The Vagina Monologues, starring Eve herself, along with your favorite legislators!
So far, the cast includes Eve Ensler, along with:
Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield)
Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor)
Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing)
Rep. Barb Byrum (D- Onondaga)
Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D-Saginaw)
Rep. Dian Slavens (D- Canton Township)
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D- Detroit)
Rep. Vicki Barnett (D-Farmington Hills)
Rep. Joan Bauer (D-Lansing)
Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods)
Rep. Maureen Stapleton (D-Detroit)
…with more to be announced soon!
I think…it’s cool that everyone’s being all sassy about this whole “vagina” issue, and I’m digging the fact they got a bunch of legislators in on it, but can someone explain to me the point of this event?
Rep. Lisa Brown got banned from speaking on the floor because she said the word ‘vagina’. So basically it’s a big “fuck you”.
I’m aware of the events surrounding it, and linked to a summary in my original reply. I like poking fun just as much as anyone, and it’s great that more and more people are speaking out against the anti-choice actions we’ve seen in state legislatures…
…but I feel like an event this big, with all of these representatives and people coming together, could send a better message, and even serve a greater purpose (fundraising for abortion funds/Planned Parenthood or independent clinics/children who’ve lost welfare benefits because of new, stricter limits passed by the same legislature, allowing people to tell their own stories after/between the monologues to decrease the stigma of abortion and our anatomy…I don’t know, even just signing a damn petition) than what they’ve chosen, which, like you said, is essentially, “fuck you.”
It’s disappointing that this will be seen as the response. It’s disappointing that what we mostly seem to be doing is responding. There’s a lot to work on in Michigan and in our country, and I wish we were using our time, energy, and resources to better address those issues.