The Georgia Southern University chapter of the National Organization for Women will hold their annual reading performance of the “Vagina Monologues” in the Russell Union Ballroom on Thursday, Feb. 15.
The “Vagina Monologues” is a play written by Eve Ensler that discusses an array of sexual topics through the eyes of women from all walks of life. The personal monologues discuss topics including consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, relationships, and childbirth.
Lisa A. Costello, Ph.D., director of the University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and co-advisor for GS NOW, describes the play as, “a labor of love for students, faculty and especially for cast members, who volunteer their time to rehearse and perform the show. The most important message from the show is that we should not be silent about violence or harassment against women, women-identified, non-binary and non-conforming folks.”
The other 10 percent will be donated to V-Day, a nonprofit that stemmed from the mission of the “Vagina Monologues.” V-Day raises and distributes funds to groups that work to prevent violence against women and children all over the world.
The organization has raised over $100 million since the play began. Universities, communities, and organizations around the globe host the “Vagina Monologues” to raise awareness and funds for V-Day organizations.