According sight of cultural/political protest, also to discuss

According to the study of the
Vagina monologue were a public platform for channeling the liberated and
shameless attitudes of women in the name of education, exploration and
empowerment. He gave his analysis that the monologues made a profound
connections with well-known and activist cultures and this theatrical act can
be associated with identity politics along with the elements of the second and
third wave of Feminism. He pointed out that the vagina monologues are
the wrong type of performance and feminism for it promotes raunch culture.
 In addition, monologues is not a mass liberation but rather an
incremental liberation of masses, individual-by-individual. Such
individualization is the prerequisite condition for those mainstay of Third
Wave of Feminism, empowerment through confession/testimonial, possession (of
bodies, of organs, of desires) possession (material gains and freedom)) and
most importantly, self-centeredness. Sexuality according to him becomes not so
much individual matter as the individual matter. Sexual fulfillment was
entirely contested as an objective in the phase of Second Wave but the raunch
cultures of the “less uptight” third wave seem unwilling to fully reintroduced
it. The presentation aims to establish if the body is a sight of
cultural/political protest, also to discuss the possibility of women’s bodies
becoming the site of feminist cultural studies, to deconstruct the classical
category of “woman.” The interconnectedness of how vaginas are regarded, how
women feel, and the state of women in our society is deeplyconnected Halligan
(2014). ( Braun and Ensler, E. 1999 as cited in Bell S.E. , and Reverby , S.M.,
2005).

According to Young (2004) as
cited in Bell and Reverby (2005) the play being a decade old has already been
labeled as a feminist classic. Feminism started off in the 19th
century and early 20th century. The different waves of feminism
focused on social issues such as right to suffrage. Women during the waves of
feminism gave birth to women empowerment and rise of gender equality. Different
platform escalated in the 21st century specifically in the field of
humanities. Vagina Monlogues gave birth to a new standard of women’s
expression.  The 21st century view builds
upon what came before, and attempts to create new politics. Often women are
botheredon stage with feminist performance artist and playwrights. But in
contrast, Ensler (2001) explained how interviews from women in her  play are thearaticalized. Moreover, exact
verbatims are used in the play itself. 
The play has an undeniable power the somehow gives of a transgressive
and carnevalisque public stance. It is the start of what is kept inside is now
to be seen literally and figuratively to be set out in public. (Case, 1990, as
cited in Bell S.E., and Reverby, S.M., 2005).

            There is a distinct significance and difference
between sexual attitudes and sexual behaviors. According to a study of the
National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS), A vast majority of marries
American couples reported having sexual relations either a few times per month
or two or three times a week, with an average of seven times a month. Both, of
course, gradually decreased through time as men and women age. Both men and
women expressed fairly high levels of satisfaction with marital sex, observing
that women are actually less satisfied. This emphasizes its relation to the
Vagina Monologues of women empowerment through feminine sexuality and its
behaviors. About how women are liberated enough with the help of feminism and
self-identity as a person with a vagina fighting against the confinements of
the patriarchal society.

            Tragically, violence against not only women but
also little children are evident nowadays. This section focuses more on abuses
caused to little girls: child sexual abuse, pedophilia, infanticide and even
neglect. While definitions may vary, child sexual abuse may be defined as
having sexual experiences wherein the victim is not of age, hence, a minor, and
the abuser having an age which is significantly higher than of the victim’s.
Whether in the form of contact or noncontact sex, it I still a form of despised
sexual activity among children and pedophiles. The most common form nowadays is
through the Internet. Sad to say, even incest is a form because it still
depicts the idealism of sexual contact between a child and a close blood
relative or other family member.

            Few children tell anyone about their caged
misconceptions of the happenings but in the transcripts of the Vagina
Monologues, we can start to unravel the freed speech of such wrong acts. It can
result in sad, devastating consequences for the children.  Such traumatic
events may lead to depression, anxiousness, anger or behavioral problems for
the kid. According to Kahn and Bollag (2004) as cited at Bell S.E. , and
Reverby , S.M., (2005) there is a sense of fear whereas the empowerment coming
from the playwright using women experience will be translate and taken in as a
larger political assault on the structure of oppression in the society.
Moreover, said out truth here is a threat of having the transgressive truth
said out loud make everything political.

According
to the point of  Janet Wolff, there are existing problems with using the
female body, also she defined that the bodies preexisted meanings as sex
objects. She established the statement that there are problems with using the
female body for feminist ends. Wolf says, the body can be a site of political
intervention, because it is the site of repression and possession meaning when
someone likes you or attracted especially to your body, he/she can possess you.
These rituals concerning bodily behavior are understood as the functioning of
social rules and boundaries. These boundaries of the body come to represent
threats and powers, in turn, symbolizing social boundaries. Wolf points out,
there can be no direct experience of the body, and we cannot talk about it, or
even conceive of the body as some pre-given entity. What constitutes the body,
and what constitutes the female body and its experience, is already implicated
in language and discourse. There are two risks of Body as Politics, one is
these images can be reworked and read differently than their intended meaning
and second is that it may go along with sexist thinking which identifies the
woman with the body.

Eve
Ensler regarded vaginas as the crux of woman’s lives, their purpose or
motivation, their now as well as their future.  Woman’s Vagina is her
life, this is what she is made of this is herself. Also, Ensler opened the
concept of Ranking oppressions. She described when men look at women’s eyes,
they are looking directly to their vaginas.            The discussion of feminine
sexuality revolves around the female genitalia and its functions as a women’s
sexual anatomy. With this, one can look at the results of females when it comes
to their sexual attitudes, problems and behaviors. About what it means to have
a vagina as a person being feminine. It begins with the comfort ability of a
woman in her own sexual response cycle and her security as a sexual being.

            This has a common meaning of sexual penetration
obtained by physical force, the threat of force, or while the victim is
incapable of giving consent because of several factors like mental illness,
disability or even intoxication.

            Sexual Scripts contend that the social
construction of male and female roles may providea social context in which a
form of rape can occur. Some sexual script can lead to rape for a number of
reasons. First, some men take initiator role to the extreme and engage in
sexual aggression. Second, men frequently infer sexual interest when it is not
intended. Although it is not an excuse, psychological supports like these don’t
satisfy the whole background meaning and understanding of why men lead to
social sexual aggressiveness and may portray rape to the victim

            This may lead to the victim experiencing
trauma, depression, anger, anxiety and many more that can visibly ruin one’s
life. And so it was intentional for the topic research to deal with the
awareness for the people of the 21st century about the role of
feminists and the social inequality between men and women. This, addressing,
several interviewed women in the Vagina Monologues provides us insights of what
it means to include and finally portray the feminist idealism in the society.

            Women are disadvantaged due not only to the
gender inequality of power but alsoto differences within genders that add extra
burdens to the lives of many women. Here, it states that women of different
races have various benefits and distinctions to one another. Women of different
genders and sexual identity have differences in comparison with the straight.
Also that goes the same for women in all ages. Whether what group one belongs
in, gender equality must be visible between the men and the women of the
society. Thus, a goal is to ensure that increases in female power benefit all
women, regardless of ethnicity, class, disability/ability, sexual orientation,
or age.

            This must be the main point of feminism as a
global phenomenon. Women, although having disadvantages as same as men, should
not be degraded and looked down upon just because of their sexuality. There is
this main feminist mentality we should capture and tell unto the world. The
Vagina Monologues endorses the capacity of women to be liberated away from the
basic conservatism painted upon the norms and is able to express themselves
sexually and willingly share their consensual and nonconsensual sexual
experiences to women all over the world to address violence, justice and the
true nature of the power of having a vagina as a woman in the society.

 

 

 

 

 

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