What would you ask Eve Ensler?

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Interesting choices

Menstruation seems a little obvious, though I would like to know how she feels about the fact that one country is considering giving women menstrual leave. It would have helped me a lot when I was working.

I like the idea of suicidal ideation most. She was recently on Bill Maher, and she made the comment that women needed to be more concerned about politics and less about their bodies. She has been very successful with her V-Day campaign, but I think she may not understand what an average life is like - she's aware of political issues, but perhaps not day to day issues. She seems to think that if she can do it, anyone can. She's very bubbly, which leads me to ask if she's manic, or just energetic. She also must have some significant source of money, which most women don't. How positive would she be if she didn't have the options she has? Has she ever been without resources?

I'm very interested in this - keep me posted.

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Posted by Morgaine Swann on 18 September 2005 - 11:50pm
I didn't think of it that way

What I meant was that if my interview falls through, I would like to write about menstruation or suicidal ideation (Goths, depressives, self cutting). But it would be interesting to work something in about it into the interview.

I have also wondered about the family money some people seem to have that can carry them through while pursuing their dreams. It's not as though everyone doesn't have their own versions of problems, but coming from my particular life right now, having some money in the family would relieve a lot of stress.

(I must confess to lately resenting my friends for having families that *really* fell into middle class at the middle and far end whose families could afford to send them to ivy league or otherwise really great colleges and helped them buy apartments and such.)

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Posted by gballsout on 19 September 2005 - 6:34am