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‘Vagina Monologues’ author shows her hypocrisy in assailing Trump for pushing rape culture

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October 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Feminist activist Eve Ensler, creator of the vulgar “Vagina Monologues” play – which originally included a short story about a pedophilic “good rape” in which an adult lesbian sexually preys upon a 13-year-old girl after plying her with alcohol – is now attacking the Trump campaign for creating a “rape culture.”

Writes Ensler in a Huffington Post column, “The Undeniable Rape Culture of Donald Trump,” updated October 4:

Trump is unabashedly, solidifying an emboldened, escalated and licensed rape culture. His group of advisors (75 percent of which are men) are like a migrating group of toxic cancer cells finding each other and merging together to form an unprecedented tumor of malignant, untreatable misogyny.

In the piece, Ensler lists several sexual harassment and sex assault claims against Trump, including a lawsuit by an unnamed woman who says Trump savagely raped her when she was just a 13-year-old girl.

Ironically, Ensler herself glorified the alcohol-assisted rape of a 13-year-old girl – by a 24-year-old lesbian woman, in her play “The Vagina Monologues” (TVM), which has been a fixture on college campuses for two decades and is usually staged around Valentine’s Day. Intended to empower women, TVM features actors on stage discussing their genitals in a series of bawdy, one-woman skits.

The “Monologues” has stirred up conservative protests across the nation, including a series of actions by the Catholic groups Cardinal Newman Society and Tradition, Family, and Property. The “sex positive” feminist play has been moved off campus at Catholic University of America and Providence College in Rhode Island.

LGBTQ activists, too, have protested TVM for not being “inclusive” of transsexuals. The all-women Mt. Holyoke College stopped allowing the play on campus, arguing that it is too “narrow” by not allowing men who identify as “women” to participate.

Pedophilic lesbian rape

One chapter in the original, 1996 version of TVM, titled “The Little Coochie Snorter That Could,” is written from the perspective of a woman who recalls how—as a 13-year-old girl—she was seduced into lesbianism by an adult woman and neighborhood friend of her mother – who was supposed to be a mentor to the girl. Instead, the 24-year-old woman took the girl back to her apartment, plied her with alcohol and performed oral sex on her—effectively turning her out as a lesbian.

The original version of this “real story” retold by Ensler ends with the narrator fondly recalling the sexual encounter and proclaiming, “If it was a rape, it was a good rape.” After severe criticism, those words were expunged in subsequent editions of TVM and the girl’s age at the time of the lesbian pedophilic rape was changed from 13 to 16 (making it still the rape of a minor in many states).

A Google search could find no record of Ensler apologizing for her de facto glorification of lesbian statutory rape in TVM. In fact, as part of its defense the “Vagina Monologues” website emphasizes that the “Coochi Snorter” story is real, stating,

REALITY: The monologue referred to reflects the real-life experience of a real woman who was interviewed by Eve Ensler. The monologue accurately reports the woman's experience.

While readers can appreciate that Ensler is helping to document the tragic reality of lesbian pedophilia—which rarely gets acknowledged in popular discourse—it is highly doubtful that a similar retelling of a male rape of a 13-year-old girl would end with the victim fondly reminiscing about the predator. (In 1998, Ensler also launched “V-Day,” a “global movement to end violence against women and girls.”)

Pro-family advocate Linda Harvey assailed Ensler for her “unbelievably galling hypocrisy” in condemning Trump’s alleged “rape culture.”

“The apparent thinking of Eve Ensler and the women and liberal elitists who have promoted ‘The Vagina Monologues’ to young women over the years is that all rapes are horrible and exploitative--unless they’re committed by predatory lesbians. In that case, they’re a GOOD thing, especially if they help the victim become a lesbian! This is despicable,” said Harvey, president of the Ohio-based Mission America.

“Ensler needs to forget about Trump and focus on her feminist sin of celebrating the lesbian sexual abuse of girls through TVM. The idea that someone who once described the rape of a 13-year-old girl by an adult woman as a ‘good rape’ – has any moral authority to criticize ‘rape culture’ – exposes leftists like Ensler as the cynical hypocrites they are,” she said.

Ensler “interviews” a girl about her vagina

In the 10th anniversary edition of the “The Vagina Monoluges” (2006), Ensler “interviews” a six-year-old girl about her vagina. In a chapter titled, “I Asked a Six-Year-Old Girl,” Ensler, a reported bisexual, asks the following questions based on an interview with an unnamed girl:

  • “If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?
  • “If it could speak, what would it say?
  • “What does your vagina remind you of?
  • “What’s special about your vagina?
  • “What does your vagina smell like?” [answer: “Snowflakes”]

Donna Miller, who has monitored TVM for years as director of Americans For Truth-North Carolina, said feminists’ disdain for children and innocence – and their double-standard on sexual victimization – is stunning: “Imagine if a creepy straight guy were to write a play about how he questioned a little girl about her genitalia. Would he be praised by the media, Hollywood celebrities and academic institutions? No, his career would be over and he’d probably get jail time.”

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote the foreword to the original “Monologues” play (containing the lesbian pedophilic rape of a 13-year-old). Steinem has assailed Donald Trump, accusing him of employing women as “camouflage” for his “misogyny.”

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