The Margaret Sloss Women’s Center to host the Vagina Monologues


Courtesy of the Margaret Sloss Women's Center

The Vagina Monologues will be performed in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Andi Schieszler

In support of V-Day, the Vagina Monologues will be performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday and at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday in the sun room of the Memorial Union. 

Tickets are available in advance for $10 for ISU Students and $13 for the general public, with a $2 increase on the day of the show.

Tickets can be purchased via Midwestix and are also available at the Maintenance Shop box office. Proceeds from the play will support the Ames, Iowa, ACCESS center and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign.

Written by Eve Ensler in 1996, the Vagina Monologues is a way to raise awareness of the violence women endure, according to the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center website.

Ensler interviewed more than 200 women as a way to get their voice into the open and discuss topics that are generally ignored.

V-Day is designed to raise awareness of violences committed toward women, including assault, battery, female genital mutilation, rape, incest and sex slavery. It is trying to end this violence and raise money for efforts against women’s violence.

Like many other organizations, ACCESS is a local assault care center that offers information online and provides support for people going through domestic and sexual violence situations.

As a way to try and earn additional funds for ACCESS, the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center will sell merchandise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday at the Margaret Sloss house and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union booth. A detailed list on what the center will sell is available on its website.

For more information on the Vagina Monologues, visit the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center website or the SUB website