I first met Eve Ensler in a bombed-out theater in Sarajevo in 1998. She was already known by many as the playwright of the groundbreaking play, The Vagina Monologues, which she had performed off-Broadway as a one-woman show.
Tag: Eve Ensler
Fighting Violence with Joy: An Interview with Eve Ensler
For decades, feminist revolutionary Eve Ensler has combined art, activism and her unrelenting passion to oppose the violence against women and girls that pervades our world. Widely known for her […]
Beyoncé Rocks the Cover of Ms.
“When women like Beyoncé proudly proclaim feminism, they tend to invite more debates than affirmation.” That’s one of the provocative statements that kicks off Janell Hobson’s cover essay on popular culture […]
Sing, Dance, RISE: One Billion Rising on Valentine’s Day
One in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Half of the seven billion global population are women—which means that one billion women alive now will be, […]
Politicians Say the Darndest Things
In the past several months, a myriad of public figures have made ridiculous (ignorant, offensive) comments about women and their bodies. We’ve put together a slideshow highlighting the most absurd […]
Did Someone Say Vagina?
As a theater director, the first person I thought of when I heard the news from Michigan was Eve Ensler. I’ve directed The Vagina Monologues twice and, despite unsettling doubts […]
What Occupy Wall Street Owes to Feminist Consciousness-Raising
On the November 17th national day of action for the Occupy Wall Street movement, I was interviewed by a man from a Swedish newspaper who wanted to know why I […]
Are Feminists Occupying Wall Street?
Since Occupy Wall Street began a month ago, there have been questions about how the movement should address women and minorities’ social and economic needs. Just last week on the […]
Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Countdown: 20-11
Nearing the top 10, we’ve got some heavy hitters. Famous feminists Simone De Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Naomi Wolf, Eve Ensler and Jessica Valenti appear along with revolutionary self-help manual, […]
Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Countdown: 70-61
Books 70 to 61 take a darker turn, looking at some of the harsh realities of sexism, homophobia and racism. Here, writers take on rape, colonialism, wage disparities, racist reproductive […]