"I'm All of Everything That I Am": Constituting the Indigenous Woman, the White Woman, and the Audience in Eve Ensler's <em>The Vagina Monologues</em>

  • Tara Williamson Tara Williamson is an Anishinaabekwe/Nehayowak from Swan Lake, Manitoba and is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba and is currently in the last year of a concurrent LL.B./M.A. - Indigenous Governance program at the University of Victoria.

Abstract

The author's analysis highlights the reinforcement of stereotypical images of native women in The Vagina Monologues. She suggests that alternative performances/performativities of the play would better challenge oppression and would foster a more complex understanding of race, class, and gender. Résumé L’analyse de l’auteure souligne le renforcement des images stéréotypes des femmes autochtones dans la pièce intitulée "The Vagina Monologues". Elle suggère que des exécutions /performances alternatives de la pièce seraient mieux utilisés attirer des observations sur l’oppression et pour encourager une compréhension plus complexe sur la race, la classe et le genre.
Published
2009-06-01
Section
Original Research