A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and girls

A Memory a Monologue a Rant and a Prayer Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and girls Selections from the Until the Violence Stops FestivalFeaturing writings by Abiola Abrams Edward Albee Tariq Ali Maya Angelou Periel Aschenbrand Patricia Bosworth Nicole Burdette Kate Clinton Kimberle

  • Title: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and girls
  • Author: Eve Ensler Mollie Boyle
  • ISBN: 9780345497918
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Selections from the Until the Violence Stops FestivalFeaturing writings by Abiola Abrams Edward Albee Tariq Ali Maya Angelou Periel Aschenbrand Patricia Bosworth Nicole Burdette Kate Clinton Kimberle Crenshaw Michael Cunningham Edwidge Danticat Ariel Dorfman Mollie Doyle Slavenka Drakulic Michael Eric Dyson Dave Eggers Kathy Engel Eve EnSelections from the Until the Violence Stops FestivalFeaturing writings by Abiola Abrams Edward Albee Tariq Ali Maya Angelou Periel Aschenbrand Patricia Bosworth Nicole Burdette Kate Clinton Kimberle Crenshaw Michael Cunningham Edwidge Danticat Ariel Dorfman Mollie Doyle Slavenka Drakulic Michael Eric Dyson Dave Eggers Kathy Engel Eve Ensler Jane Fonda Carol Gilligan Jyllian Gunther Suheir Hammad Christine House Marie Howe Carol Mich le Kaplan Mois s Kaufman Michael Klein Nicholas Kristof James Lecesne Elizabeth Lesser Mark Matousek Deena Metzger Susan Miller Winter Miller Susan Minot Robin Morgan Kathy Najimy Lynn Nottage Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Sharon Olds Hanan al Shaykh Anna Deavere Smith Diana Son Monica Szlekovics Robert Thurman Betty Gale Tyson Alice Walker Jody Williams Erin Cressida Wilson Howard ZinnThis groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from Until the Violence Stops, the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put down Here is Edward Albee on SM Maya Angelou on women s work Michael Cunningham on self mutilation Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother and Sharon Olds on a bra.These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue s effect on every one of us With information on how to organize an Until the Violence Stops event in your community, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler She s a countercultural consciousness raiser, an empowering figure, a truth teller Chicago Tribune

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    1. A collection of essays, skits, poems and short stories about violence against women and girls. I liked that this book is not an argument for feminism. It doesn't have to be. Very powerful and disturbing.

    2. There were a few pieces in here that just ripped your heart out. And then there were the rest. I appreciate the point of the book and her project. And I appreciate the diversity of works in it. But honestly, oftentimes the pieces seemed very flat and offered nothing more complex to think about than a moral that could be summed as "violence against women: bad."

    3. I love the IDEA of this book, which is to raise awareness about sexual violence against women. And I love the concept that the book is comprised of real-life narratives that Ensler gathered together after hosting a 2006 New York City festival called "Until the Violence Stops" (hurrah to Ensler!). Certainly, this book feels relevant today given the breadth of the sexual violence problem, as well as excitement surrounding the #metoo movement. I suspect a general audience of young feminists would l [...]

    4. This is a powerful group of essays, stories, plays, and poems about, among other things, the importance of awareness, especially of the value of marginalized voices. The subject matter of inclusiveness in this case also helped me overcome the tendency to judge one piece as better or worse than its neighbors. The result was accepting and even embracing all entries in a way that's unique for a collection like this. For me it also opened up a greater appreciation of the innocence in Ensler's I Am a [...]

    5. I don't know what to say about this book. I would have thought I would really embrace it. Tentatively, I say it might be a good book for younger women, or, say, college undergraduates who are just beginning to explore the world and are learning for the first time it's a violent place, or who think "that will never happen to me" because odds, literally, are that it will. It might be a comforting book to someone who's been a victim of violence to know they are not alone. For me, thoughe book was j [...]

    6. I picked up this book in the Women's Studies section at the bookstore with no idea what it would be about, but after the first few monologues, I couldn't set down the book. This book talks about all the torture and pain that women in other countries must go through. One woman that I read about was forced to have intercourse with a soldier and then was murdered after he got his pleasure from her. Another women, an African woman, was a Female Genital Mutilation victim and would never be able to ha [...]

    7. This book is not for the faint of heart, or maybe it should be. If you care about women and girls and how the world at large treats them, then you need to read this book. Even though this book was published in 2007, the stories between the covers are so relevant yet today (unfortunately). Violence against women and girls occurs worldwide still which is why this book is so important. Eve Ensler gathers many voices from around the world and compiled them into this book and each story needs to be r [...]

    8. An in-your-face collection of writings by talented people regarding the topic of violence against women. Some pieces I felt were a little over the top but that IS Eve Ensler at times so it didn’t distract from the overall message. One essay that really got my attention was “My house is wallpapered with lies” about abuse from the mouths of public school kids and to me it really shows how kids feel about their often-chaotic living situations. Kudos to Eve for doing it again…I would love to [...]

    9. Siamo bombardati ogni giorno di notizie relative a donne che vengono violentate, stuprate, usate, uccise e abusate, e ogni volta ci sentiamo, ci chiediamo come sia possibile che avvengono tragedie di tale portata e cosa possiamo fare per evitare tutto ciò. Eve Ensler è passata dalle parole ai fatti, dalla teoria alla pratica e, grazie ad altre penne, come quelle di Michael Cunnigham, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, Dave Eggers, ha dato vita a questo saggio denunciando la brutalità, la tragedia che [...]

    10. This collection is one that needs to be taught in schools. We need to start dialogues about abuse so survivors know they are not alone, so everyone becomes aware of the suffering millions are experiencing, so we can all work to put an end to violence, so our daughters know they don't deserve to be treated as less than and so our sons do not continue the cycle. My favorite pieces in this collection were "the next fantastic leap", "part owner" and the afterword by Jane Fonda.

    11. This was so amazing and heartbreaking at the same time; everyone should be required to read this. The amount of times I almost cried and all these a true stories and oh my god I literally cannot imagine the abuse faced by some of the women in this novel. I recommend this to everyone, please, please read this.

    12. Typical Eve Ensler, in a good way. This is a compilation of different writers talking about violence against women. Some of the are personal stories, poetry, rants, performance pieces. It was great to hear from fairly famous people! A good, quick read. Not as much as a tear jerker as some of Ensler's other work, not as funny either.

    13. What an emotional rollercoaster! This was probably the most difficult book I've ever read. It's not that the material was too complicated to understand; it was so overwhelmingly emotional it was hard to imagine what some of these women had been through. These stories are truly inspirational and make me grateful for the life I've had.

    14. Performs wella good addition to a V-day lineup.I enjoyed having a variety of writers to hear from. I enjoyed that a man's perspective was included, helps remove the "man-hater" stereotype from V-day.I think that it's worth a read at the very least, but is more powerful performed.

    15. Not Eve Ensler's best writing herself, but the writing displayed by the multitude of writers that contributed to this collection is fine enough. It is much darker than I'd hoped. This book includes writings from Sharon Olds, Michael Cunningham, Alice Walker, and Maya Angelou.

    16. MMRP was powerful when I saw a V-Day production of it a couple years ago, and the essays held up to that power when I finally read it this year. Some of the essays were very raw and uncomfortable to read - that doesn't mean they shouldn't be read though. The essays need to be shared.

    17. Not for the faint-hearted/averse to hearing about rape and other forms of sexual violence that affect women. A very intense read that will leave no mystery around real life atrocities faced by women but will jolt any reader in to wanting to do something about it.

    18. This book has left such a strong impression in my mind. These stories both fictional and real stirred something in me. It made me question my own sense of femininty. It made me question my security and it made me question the type of world we live in. Fantastic!!!

    19. parts were incredibly depressing, but it was also pretty good. I'll admit to skimming some of the stories, or skipping some all together b/c they didn't catch my interest, but more often because they were just too sad.

    20. I read this in a couple hours, gave me chills at times, and also was a reminder to me that the bravery to speak out against violence, the strength of words being shared across boundaries/continents/languages, is, and will continue to be a fierce catalyst for change.

    21. This book angers you, breaks you, and then empowers you to keep fighting, even after and because of the brutality.

    22. So much fun to read this one! The SJU women's group is doing a staged reading of this this spring!Happy V-Day!

    23. I loved the afterward by Jane Fonda. It really made this worthwhile. Everything was great and really pulled on my heartstrings but, the last bit really did it for me.

    24. Awesome book. Awesome awesome awesome. It was also great to read on the T because it's short essays, rants, stories and poems that I could easily read in between stops.

    25. Not as accessible as the Vagina Monologues - a harrowing read nevertheless and should be required reading.

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