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6th May '12 4:59:31 PM movie007
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6th May '12 4:59:10 PM movie007
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Controversial play written by Eve Ensler. It debuted in 1996 on Broadway, at Westside Theater. It's pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, being a bunch of monologues that connect the vagina to different themes, such as love, rape, sex, menstruation, genital mutilation, birth, masturbation, orgasm, and slang terms for the part. Typically, one new piece gets added every year, but here are some of the more famous monologues:

* I Was 12; My Mother Slapped Me: A piece all about periods.
* My Angry Vagina: Rant against tampons, douches, and OB/GYN's.
* My Vagina Was My Village: A collection of interviews from women in Bosnia that were in rape camps.
* The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could: The most controversial out of the set. A 13-year-old girl who was violently raped by a man as a child is seduced a much-older woman and she sees the latter experience as positive, saying "if it was rape, it was a good rape." The age was changed to 16 after the most severe criticisms were made.
* Reclaiming "Cunt": ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy: A story about a lesbian dominatrix. Performers of this piece often save it for last in the performance and pretend to orgasm near the end; they claim to be having a triple orgasm.
* Because He Liked to Look At It: Story about a woman who hated her pubic area until she met a man who loved it.
* I Was There in the Room: Eve Ensler's personal account of her granddaughter's birth.
* Under the Burqa: Added to the original performance in 2003. It's about women in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban.

It has since become the cornerstone of the "V-Day" movement, which aims to raise awareness of rape and violence against women. As such, the play is frequently performed by colleges every year around Valentines Day.
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!!Clean the sand out of your vagina and tell us the tropes this play uses!
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: "Coochie Snorcher"
* AuthorAvatar, SelfInsertFic, AuthorTract: In the early days, Eve Ensler would perform the play mostly by herself.
* BeautifulAllAlong: The main character of "Because He Liked to Look at It".
* ChewingTheScenery: "My Angry Vagina" tends to be played this way.
* CountryMatters
* DoesNotLikeMen, TheUnfairSex, LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: Those critical of this play blast it as StrawFeminist, [[InvokedTrope invoking these tropes]] in the process.
* DoubleStandard: "Coochie Snorcher" really stands out.
* * DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Guess which one?[[hottip:*: It's "Coochie Snorcher."]]
* TheImmodestOrgasm: One monologue (currently not listed above) is full of this trope. The performer ratted off a bunch of different moans and showed a bunch of different orgasm styles.
* NWordPrivileges: All the monologues use this trope to some degree, but "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Reclaiming Cunt]]" is the big standout.
* RapeIsLove: "Coochie Snorcher", again.

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Controversial play written by Eve Ensler. It debuted in 1996 on Broadway, at Westside Theater. It's pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, being a bunch of monologues that connect the vagina to different themes, such as love, rape, sex, menstruation, genital mutilation, birth, masturbation, orgasm, and slang terms for the part. Typically, one new piece gets added every year, but here are some of the more famous monologues:

* I Was 12; My Mother Slapped Me: A piece all about periods.
* My Angry Vagina: Rant against tampons, douches, and OB/GYN's.
* My Vagina Was My Village: A collection of interviews from women in Bosnia that were in rape camps.
* The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could: The most controversial out of the set. A 13-year-old girl who was violently raped by a man as a child is seduced a much-older woman and she sees the latter experience as positive, saying "if it was rape, it was a good rape." The age was changed to 16 after the most severe criticisms were made.
* Reclaiming "Cunt": ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy: A story about a lesbian dominatrix. Performers of this piece often save it for last in the performance and pretend to orgasm near the end; they claim to be having a triple orgasm.
* Because He Liked to Look At It: Story about a woman who hated her pubic area until she met a man who loved it.
* I Was There in the Room: Eve Ensler's personal account of her granddaughter's birth.
* Under the Burqa: Added to the original performance in 2003. It's about women in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban.

It has since become the cornerstone of the "V-Day" movement, which aims to raise awareness of rape and violence against women. As such, the play is frequently performed by colleges every year around Valentines Day.
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!!Clean the sand out of your vagina and tell us the tropes this play uses!
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: "Coochie Snorcher"
* AuthorAvatar, SelfInsertFic, AuthorTract: In the early days, Eve Ensler would perform the play mostly by herself.
* BeautifulAllAlong: The main character of "Because He Liked to Look at It".
* ChewingTheScenery: "My Angry Vagina" tends to be played this way.
* CountryMatters
* DoesNotLikeMen, TheUnfairSex, LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: Those critical of this play blast it as StrawFeminist, [[InvokedTrope invoking these tropes]] in the process.
* DoubleStandard: "Coochie Snorcher" really stands out.
* * DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Guess which one?[[hottip:*: It's "Coochie Snorcher."]]
* TheImmodestOrgasm: One monologue (currently not listed above) is full of this trope. The performer ratted off a bunch of different moans and showed a bunch of different orgasm styles.
* NWordPrivileges: All the monologues use this trope to some degree, but "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Reclaiming Cunt]]" is the big standout.
* RapeIsLove: "Coochie Snorcher", again.
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3rd May '12 12:01:11 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* BeautifulAllAlong: "Because He Liked to Look at It"'s main character.

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* BeautifulAllAlong: The main character of "Because He Liked to Look at It"'s main character.It".
6th Apr '12 8:44:38 PM animeg3282
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* DoubleStandard: [[StrawFeminist Of course, this trope is an occupational hazard that just comes with the territory]], but "Coochie Snorcher" REALLY stands out.

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* DoubleStandard: [[StrawFeminist Of course, this trope is an occupational hazard that just comes with the territory]], but DoubleStandard: "Coochie Snorcher" REALLY really stands out.out.
* * DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Guess which one?[[hottip:*: It's "Coochie Snorcher."]]



* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnFemale: Guess which one?[[hottip:*: It's "Coochie Snorcher."]]
2nd Apr '12 9:06:04 AM FearOfTheUnknown
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* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnFemale

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* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnFemaleRapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnFemale: Guess which one?[[hottip:*: It's "Coochie Snorcher."]]
10th Aug '11 10:08:59 AM DeeDee
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: The play is often derided as straw-feminist and misandrous, but the only monologue that goes into that territory is the aforementioned "Coochie Snorcher," which is heavily criticized for that very reason.
8th Aug '11 5:44:22 PM chaoticnipple
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* The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could: The most controversial out of the set. A 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a man as a child decides to hook up with a much-older woman who pretty much does the exact same thing, only she somehow sees the latter experience as positive. The age was changed to 16 after the most severe criticisms were made.

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* The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could: The most controversial out of the set. A 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused violently raped by a man as a child decides to hook up with is seduced a much-older woman who pretty much does the exact same thing, only and she somehow sees the latter experience as positive. positive, saying "if it was rape, it was a good rape." The age was changed to 16 after the most severe criticisms were made.
5th Jun '11 2:04:44 AM Erda
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* ChewingTheScenery: "My Angry Vagina" tends to be played this way.
29th May '11 6:45:46 AM DesertDragon
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: The play is often derided as straw-feminist and misandrous, but the only one that goes into that territory is the aforementioned "Coochie Snorcher," which is heavily criticized for that very reason.

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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: The play is often derided as straw-feminist and misandrous, but the only one monologue that goes into that territory is the aforementioned "Coochie Snorcher," which is heavily criticized for that very reason.
29th Apr '11 4:49:08 AM DesertDragon
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: The play is often derided as straw-feminist and misandrous, but the only one that really goes into that territory is the aforementioned "Coochie Snorcher," which is criticized for that very reason.

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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: The play is often derided as straw-feminist and misandrous, but the only one that really goes into that territory is the aforementioned "Coochie Snorcher," which is heavily criticized for that very reason.
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