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YMMV: The Vagina Monologues
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: The play is often derided as straw-feminist and misandrous, but the few monologues that go into that territory tend to be heavily criticized for that very reason, such as "Coochie Snorcher" and a few of the lesser-known ones.
  • Double Standard: Many college campuses have created V-Day, centering around a production of this play and including a ton of in-your-face graphic depictions of vaginas on posters, lollipops and even a giant inflatable. Students at the Roger Williams University tried to create a Spear Counterpart called "Penis Day", creating their own good-natured parody play called "The Penis Monologues". Campus officials reacted with horror, put two of the students on probation, and confiscated their anthropomorphic penis mascot, despite the fact that there was absolutely nothing they were doing with penises that the V-Day people weren't doing with vaginas.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Transposed from the general Theater page's NF entry:
    The Vagina Monologues. One of the monologues, called "Say It," was inspired by the stories of the "comfort women," who were abducted by the Japanese government during World War II to serve as sex slaves for the soldiers. The person delivering the monologue describes the things she experienced, including the suicides of some of the other girls, one of whom is described as having deliberately run headfirst into a wall.
    • Several of the monologues describe abuse in excruciating, first person detail ("Memory of Her Face" is in particular hard to listen to), and the fact that this really happened, and will continue to happen is pure Nightmare Fuel.
  • Squick: The monologues tend to describe things in pretty excruciating detail.
  • Unfortunate Implications: "Coochie Snorcher" is about a woman who was raped by multiple men as a child and then seduced by an older woman as a teenager. She becomes a lesbian because she enjoyed the latter encounter. In some versions, she's 13 when it happens and she calls the experience "a good rape", while others age her three years and remove that reference.

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