Feminism in Our Community

Essay by llilangel02University, Bachelor's June 2006

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I attended The Vagina Monologues at UNT on Saturday the 12th of February. This was a very different experience for me. I had never been to anything like The Vagina Monologues before. I had heard of The Vagina Monologues and was even curious about it, but had never gone. I guess I was a little scared to. Mainly because I knew that I would have to go by myself and that most of my friends would laugh at me when I told them where I was going.

I was partially right. I did end up going by my self and sitting next to complete strangers, which was kind of awkward in its own respect. When I told my friends where I was going a few of them laughed, some asked why, and a couple said they had been before or wanted to go, but that it was a bad weekend for them.

This was a surprise to me. When I herd that we would be able to write a paper on our experiences and get credit for the class, I automatically knew that I was going to go. It was like I finally had an excuse I could use in case people tried to make fun of me, but I did not really even need it. My friends were more excited about me going than they thought it was funny. I guess I am just hanging out with a more mature group of friends than before.

Well I got to UNT a little early, because I didn't know where the building was, and I wanted to look at the stuff they said they would have set up in the lobby area before the show. I got there probably about an hour early. It took me a couple of minutes to...