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Vagina Monologues’ at UNLV this weekend couldn’t be more timely

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Nicky Fernandes
Lynn Comella

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The Vagina Monologues
March 31, 7 p.m., $10
UNLV’s Artemus Ham Hall, 895-2787

It’s vagina season. And as renewed debates about birth control and reproductive rights have put vaginas front and center on the national stage, it’s timely that this weekend marks the 10th annual benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning Vagina Monologues at UNLV. The production is part of a global movement to end violence against girls and women, and proceeds from this year’s event will benefit UNLV’s C.A.R.E Line, a free, 24-hour crisis hotline that provides the UNLV community with information and resources about sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

The monologues, performed by UNLV students, faculty and alumni, are sweet, poignant, sad and funny; and, given the current state of vagina politics sweeping the nation, particularly relevant. According to Karoline Khamis, president of UNLV’s Vagina Warriors, “Drawing attention to the body as a site for all these wars—both real and metaphorical—really expands the message that the personal is political.”

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