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#1 of 55 Old 03-21-2005, 05:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just saw The Vagina Monologue's last night for the first time. I went onto the site and looked up violence. They left this one out, so I made my own.



*edited because I am not sure about the new Mothering UA agreement and I do not give permission for this to be printed anywhere.
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Wow, Just wow, that is amazing. Thank you for writing it.
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Sarah, its obvious you have other talents besides being a great doula!
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Beautiful Sarah. Thank you so much for sharing that.
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Amazing.

I saw the Vagina Monolougues for the first time last night too, and loved it. I want my 17 yr old daughter to watch it so she understands and respects the power and beauty of her vagina.

Like you Sarah, i have the happy husband stitch, and it was and still is awful for me. Almost 15 yrs later it still hurts...my vagina hurts.


Thank you for putting your thoughts into powerful words for us to read.

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I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY!!!!! WOW!
I am at a loss for words, never read anything like that, or perhaps I am at a loss for words because I felt as though I was reading what my vagina has felt!
WOW!!! thank you !!!!
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Absolutely amazing. Really, really great.
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Wow ~ what an amazing piece to read! You described my first birth to a T, including the 'happy husband' stitch. Thank you for giving a voice to the experinces of far too many women. You have a gift with words.
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thanks you.

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You should send it to Eve Ensler. The VM really need something in there about birthrape (as well as the beauty in non-institutionalized birth, for that matter.) Really. Here is the webpage: http://www.vday.org/main.html
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I'm crying. I'm not sure whether to call your poetry beautiful, or horrible (what it describes, not your writing, which is wonderful), or both (beautifully horrible?), but either way, it expresses how I have felt a million times since Griffin was born about my own episiotomy.

Linda, "birthrape" is an excellent term for this. The physical and emotional repercussions run deep.

And it occurs to me that I have never heard women talk about episiotomy scars - what they look like, what they feel like, how they feel about them.

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That was amazing. Can I print a copy of it for my Midwife, giving you full credit, of course?
Again, amazing.

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Sarah, that was an amazing piece of writing. Thank you so much for sharing it. I think you should send a copy to Jeanne, if you haven't already. She'll appreciate it very much, I'm sure.
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Wonderful! Beyond words. YOu are very talented.

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Wow. That was great.
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Beautiful. Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you.
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Thank you for putting beautiful words to my feelings about a horrible situation I was in 8 years ago. I was not cut but believe my tears and scars were the fault of the Dr.

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Thank you everyone. It is so sad to me that so many of you understand all too well my words and where I am coming from. I did send it into the link that was posted. And jessikate, I will forward this onto Jeanne.

Deb- You can send this to your midwife with my blessings. Thank you!

I was very releasing to write this. I would love to hear others Vagina Monologues. Please feel free to post them here. This is a safe place and a supporting one.


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Hallelujah! Heck yeah! Woo hoo!

That was fantastic!
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Can I just say thank you to every woman who has talked about this? I'm giving birth at home, and because of your experience, and your talking about it, you've made it so one less woman will have to suffer with the "happy husband' stitch.
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Wow. That was so powerful. I think you should send it in.

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Thank you this was amazing. I passed this thread on to two of my mom's groups.
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Love this Sarah! Beautiful! You have a talent for writing. I still need to see the Vagina Monolouges.
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Sarah, that was just awesome! You're very talented. I'm sorry though for your experience. Thank you for sharing this.

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Sarah!!! your vagina monologue is standing ovation good. I work at a university where Womens Studies does TVM once a year - they've invited me to share and I'm wondering if I can share your monologue? I've been disappointed that the only monologue that is performed about birth is not sweet, not educational, not even empowering - women and men in this age group need to hear this message. I'm sending out loving and healing thoughts to all of you - and hugging my own vagina (kegel style). Can't wait to read what others write.

Just so you know Sarah, your monologue was linked on the Yahoo doula group this morning - that's when I popped over here and read you : )
For those who have not seen a performance of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (TVM) I hope you do if you get the chance.

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If you would like to read it, please do!!

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That was lovely. I have seen Eve Ensler do TVM, and this would be a powerful addition!
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been there!!!
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