I read, in NewsWeek, that the average man (whatever that is) will spend over $200 on Valentine’s
junk gifts this year. The average woman (wherever she may be) will spend about $130. Frankly, that all seems pretty freakin’ ridiculous. My partner and I have been together 5 years and have never once celebrated this Holiday, but I know other people enjoy it.
So! What better way to celebrate it, than by going to hear a bunch of people talk about Vaginas!
You may not be aware, but most Universities are home to women’s groups that have a tendency to put this show on for Valentine’s Day. I nearly choked on my pasta salad Wednesday as I heard one of the students at UC Berkeley performing a selection outside Sproul. It sounded really polished and had a definate spoken word influence to the reading. Also, Eve Ensler, who additionally conceived of the monologues has recently added some diversity to the program, and the Berkeley show will include a trans perspective or two.
If you can’t make it to Berkeley, there are over 600 campuses performing the show, so there’s probably one closer to you. The Berkeley show is Friday and Saturday at 6 pm, and Monday at 7:30, and is sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center.
You can find more info here.