(Please, for the sake of propriety, no hanging chads jokes.)
The latest news from Vday.org is excerpted below:
V-Day’s “V is For Vote” and Rock the Vote’s “Chicks Rock, Chicks Vote,” in conjunction with The White House Project’s “Vote, Run, Lead” and Omega Institute, announce THE event of the election season: “Vaginas Vote, Chicks Rock.” On the evening of September 13th, actors, singers, dancers, thinkers and leaders will all come together at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem for a night of entertainment and political empowerment.
Confirmed to date: Vanessa Carlton, Toni Childs, Rosario Dawson, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Rha Goddess & WE GOT ISSUES, Jehmu Greene, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Sarandon (pending availability), Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Gloria Steinem, Julia Stiles, Marie Wilson, and many more. WE GOT ISSUES has been commissioned for the event and will feature young women speaking out through a performance-based dialogue on feminine power, politics, and civic transformation.
Tickets are $15, $25 and $40 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by phone (212) 307-7171 & (800) 755-4000, and at the Apollo box office, 253 West 125th Street, NYC.
About The Event:
“Vaginas Vote, Chicks Rock” takes place less than 2 months before the presidential election and organizers are using the power of arts and activism to motivate and inspire all women ? especially young women ? to raise their voices and get out the vote to end violence against women and girls. …
“There are thousands of V-Day activists standing up to end violence against women. The time has come to take that vagina power to the polls,” said Eve Ensler, founder of V-Day and playwright of “The Vagina Monologues” and “The Good Body.” “Join us on the 13th for an evening of inspiration, imagination and amazing performances. Value your vagina. Vote!”
Ensler and Vday complain about the large number of women who don’t “value their vagina” by voting, and one can’t help to wonder if they’re not putting off this target audience by Ensler’s silly habit of naming every issue after her vagina. She’s apparently unable now even to think about it, but she could probably do a lot more for her cause of ending violence against women by taking a more ? I suppose “adult” is the best word for it ? adult approach to it. For instance, how many millions of men are sympathetic with her cause but wouldn’t want to have anything to do with “Vagina Power” merchandise? How many millions of women?