Thursday, January 3, 2013

From Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature" - A Teenage Girl's Guide to Surviving Sex Slavery

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature may have received mixed reviews, but I think a trip to the stunning Pershing Signature Center may be worth it for some just to see the segment - A Teenage Girl's Guide to Surviving Sex Slavery. Thanks to the NYT, here is a portion of the monologue from Ensler's 90 minute play about girls from around the world.

And here is a recap of the rules according to a teenage girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Rule 1. Get over that girl thing: "This can't be happening to me"
Rule 2. Never look at him when he is raping you
Rule 3. Build a hole inside yourself and climb into it
Rule 4. Never ever open any door to him
Rule 5. His sadness is none of your business
Rule 6. It doesn't matter if you get caught, better die trying to be free 
Rule 7. Do not feel guilty about how happy you feel when you hear he is dead
Rule 8. No one can take anything from you if you do not give it to them 

Emotional Creature runs through January 13th. For full book, check out link here

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