I couldn't believe how many hours a day I was obsessing on it. And I thought, this can't be true, because I'm a radical feminist. But it was. So I thought I'd better look at what was going on beneath this obsession.
After I had done 'The Vagina Monologues' I was feeling pretty good about my vagina. I thought I was kind of home free, and then I looked down one day and discovered my not-so-flat post-40 year old stomach and I realized the self-hatred had moved up,
I was drawn to vaginas because of my own personal history, because of sexuality, because women's empowerment is deeply connected to their sexuality. And, I'm obsessed with women being violated and raped, and with incest. All of these things are deeply connected to our vaginas.
At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy, but once they got going, you couldn't stop them.
We are focusing on bringing the stories of these women to the world. These stories must be told if we are going to stop this from happening again.
There is just so much excess in terms of the market for self-remodeling. I think most women are perfectly gorgeous and beautiful the way they are,
Everything about this show just feels like a vagina miracle to me. This may be one of the only times that a theater production has really been able to serve a social movement to this degree, particularly economically.
Good is towing the line, being behaved, being quiet, being passive, fitting in, being liked, and great is being messy, having a belly, speaking your mind, standing up for what you believe in, fighting for another paradigm, not letting people talk you out of what you know to be true,
closest to the core contaminated. They live near the reactor their contamination is the most potent and consuming. As you get further away from the reactor, women are contaminated but not to the degree.
I urge you to spend the time to listen to the voice inside of you. I see teenage girls as being the primary fuel of this planet.
Doing this show is really painful each time I perform it. The degree to which women hate their bodies is profoundly sad. Let's just put off our self-hatred for 10 years, take over the world, and then we can obsess again.
I have been a depressed person most of m life. I was always in the throes of self-hatred.
I think it's, hopefully, liberating. The idea is that they'll walk out loving their body and wanting to eat ice cream,
When you bring consciousness to anything, things begin to shift,
We focus on fixing our bodies. We spend 40 billion a year on beauty products. What if we actually took that money, took that time, took that energy and started fixing the world. Women would actually be in power,
It seems to me there's this tyranny that's not accidental or incidental, to make women feel compelled to look like somebody they're not. I think the effort is being made to get us to turn our time and attention to this instead of important political issues.
It seems to me that we spend an inordinate amount of time and attention on fixing ourselves when we could really be directing that out to serving others,