Je suis une créature émotionnelle by Eve ENSLER Summary
Aujourd'hui, les filles bataillent pour choisir entre rester fortes et honnêtes envers elles-mêmes, et se conformer aux attentes de la société dans le désir de plaire. On leur apprend à ne pas être trop passionnées, trop intelligentes, trop bienveillantes... On les encourage à étouffer leur instinct, leur indignation, leurs désirs, à obéir aux règles. Je suis une créature émotionnelle célèbre la voix authentique qui se trouve en chaque fille, et les exhorte avec inspiration à s'exprimer, suivre leurs rêves, et devenir la femme qu'elles ont toujours voulu être. Sous forme de monologues, de poèmes incantatoires et de conversations, Eve Ensler se glisse, tour à tour, dans la peau de ces adolescentes, et dévoile la vie secrètes des filles autour du monde. Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Alexia Perimony
Lady Parts by Kathryn D. Blanchard,Jane S. Webster Summary
How might women in the Bible tell their stories if they were prompted to do so by Eve Ensler's controversial play, The Vagina Monologues? This collection imagines some answers to that question. The monologues herein are written by a variety of authors, including scholars, undergraduates, clergy, and laywomen; the content of the narratives reflects this variety, being at times faithful or irreverent, tragic or even funny. All seek to give twenty-first-century voices to women in canonical texts--including the Hebrew Bible, Deuterocanonical books, and New Testament--who are often speechless, nameless, or otherwise marginalized. Not for the faint of heart, these monologues not only end the silences but also add flesh and bone to characters whose experiences have too easily been justified, metaphorized, or altogether ignored. By naming the torn places in these women's stories, this volume invites readers to encounter both the biblical characters and their contemporary interpreters with an attitude of compassionate listening. Our hope is that such compassionate listening may contribute not only to more just readings of sacred texts, but also to the mission of Eve Ensler and V-Day to end global violence against women and girls.
Eating Pussy by William Mark Vaughn Summary
The Title Eating Pussy is not meant to be derogatory, at least not completely. A joke while I was working for a metal fabrication plant was that men's facial hair grew because they ate pussy. It was meant as a sign of maleness, and manhood, in its way. It was also a play on words. Eating pussy of course is the term used by men mostly to describe oral sex. As I read the book, I was ingesting it...its title the Vagina Monologues. It is a humorous look mostly at this well-written book about a woman's self-discovery. Being one who has sought counseling, and had conversations with my walls, This book was part of my work in dealing with myself. Being a bit broken from the divorce and loss, the exercise in reading and writing helped me if no one else, to find humor and love once again
A Penis Manologue by Joe DiBuduo Summary
Content in this book was banned from a college classroom-the same college classroom that required the reading of The Vagina Monologues. Ironically, it was in that class that this book was inspired. After reading Eve Ensler' book, The Vagina Monologues, Joe DiBuduo wanted to show a male's point of view to the subjects mentioned in Ensler's book. He planned to write a screenplay and call it, The Penis Chronicles. After handing out a questionnaire to a multitude of people who said they would participate, Joe received only one response. The Penis Chronicles couldn't be written with only his and another man's responses. He then realized how reticent most men, and even a college instructor, were to talk about penises. At that point he felt obligated to write his own attitude about the male appendage. So, he ended up with one monologue-his own-one man-a manologue. Free sample chapters at http://www.apenismanologue.com
Les femmes de Brewster Place by Gloria NAYLOR Summary
Mattie, Etta Mae, Kiswana et les autres, sept Afro-Américaines au parcours sinueux, échouées à Brewster Place. Des peines, des joies, des drames et un espoir farouche qui unit ces femmes : faire tomber le mur qui les emprisonne et libérer leurs rêves... Publié chez Belfond en 1987, un roman plein de fougue, de colère et d'amour, récompensé par le prestigieux National Book Award 1983. " Vibrant d'émotions brutes, le roman de Gloria Naylor s'enracine dans la plus pure tradition du blues. Comme lui, Les Femmes de Brewster Place chantent la tristesse et les déboires des femmes noires aux États-Unis, mais aussi leur immense fierté. " The Washington Post Récompensé par le très prestigieux National Book Award du meilleur premier roman en 1983, un des classiques de la littérature noire américaine contemporaine, qui a valu à Gloria Naylor d'être comparée à Toni Morrison et Alice Walker. Une œuvre polyphonique, tendre et pleine d'humour, hommage poignant à ces femmes du ghetto pour qui vivre c'est résister à la misère, à la violence et à l'intolérance. Les Femmes de Brewster Place ont été adaptées pour la télévision en 1989, dans une production signée par Oprah Winfrey. La série a marqué des générations de spectateurs et demeure l'un des programmes récurrents de la chaîne ABC. National Book Award du meilleur premier roman 1983
Vagina Warriors by Eve Ensler,Joyce Tenneson Summary
Alongside an essay by the creator of The Vagina Monologues, portraits of V-Day activists that are committed to ending violence against women and girls throughout the world are featured, as well as powerful statements and quotations from the subjects. Simultaneous.
Women's Rights: People and Perspectives by Crista DeLuzio Summary
A lively, accessible collection of essays exploring the history of the struggle for women's rights in the United States from the colonial period to the present. • Primary sources, including the 1692 witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop; an excerpt from a 1917 National American Woman Suffrage Organization document, "Why Women Should Vote; " and excerpts from "School Days of an Indian Girl by Zitkala-Sa" • Each chapter contains sidebars for more in-depth coverage and an annotated bibliograpy offers information on scholarly works for further research
Comment peut-on (encore) être une femme ? by Caitlin Moran Summary
VO : How to be a woman Éditeur original : Ebury Press, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, a Random House Group company. © Caitlin Moran, 2011 Pour la traduction française : © Flammarion, 2014 En couverture : Photo: © Levon Biss / Contour by Getty Images
Facs - Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies by Ilaria Serra,Marcella Munson Summary
The editors of the Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies literary journal invite submissions on any topic for upcoming issues. FACS is an interdisciplinary journal providing a forum for comparative study in the arts, humanities, language, culture and social sciences. Past topics have included:* exploring representations of catastrophe * performing culture
Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler Summary
Performed by an ensemble of young women, EMOTIONAL CREATURE is made up of original monologues—and irresistible songs—about and for girls. Placing their stories squarely center stage, it gives full expression to their secret voices and innermost thoughts, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues they face. EMOTIONAL CREATURE is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all. Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature is a vehicle to empower girls and inspire their activism. V-Girls is a global network of girl activists and advocates. In the same way The Vagina Monologues built a movement on college campuses and in communities, young girls will be able to participate in V-Day’s empowerment philanthropy model, igniting their activism through V-Girls. V-Girls is rooted in youth-driven activism. A V-Girls Action Guide provides service-learning curriculum for middle and high school youth based on issues covered in Emotional Creature, with an emphasis on activism. Organizers can start a V-Girls club or incorporate V-Girls resources into an existing youth program.