As you prepare for your romantic Valentine’s dinner, Elizabeth Kantor, author of the brilliant Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature, who had to listen to Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues for the book, makes the most interesting observation on the play yet:

“I turned the tape off after it became clear to me that (no kidding) Ensler has only a vague idea of what a vagina actually is — she seems to confuse it with other, close-by body parts — and shortly thereafter my husband said “Do we really have to keep listening to this?” Yet another victory for patriarchal oppression and the silencing of women’s voices, I guess.)”