Speak up for the Vulva
I love Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues and I’m an enthusiastic fan of her brilliant and radical work. But I have to admit that I’m disheartened that she didn’t name her book and play The Vulva Monologues. I know that the word “vulva” doesn’t roll off our tongues the way the word “vagina” does. But it matters that we misuse the word “vagina” to refer to everything “down there” (“Vagina Monologue,” LILITH, Fall 1998).

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