Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” will perform tonight.
First, the controversy of silencing Michigan lawmakers after comments made during an emotional abortion-rights debate played out in news headlines, Internet discussions and on Twitter.
During the debate, the word “vagina” was used.
Now, more than 2,800 people say they plan to attend a protest at the Capitol tonight, with many of those taking to a Facebook page created for the event to share their plans.
One man posted a picture of cupcakes decorated like vaginas he said he plans to bring, while a woman suggested showing up wearing tampon jewelry to the play, “The Vagina Monologues,” which will be performed on the steps of the Capitol at 6 p.m.
“Bring signs, bring your vagina, bring your outrage, bring your humor,” said the play’s author, Eve Ensler.
She plans to fly from California to perform tonight.
“Bring your belief that women can have a right to their bodies, have a right to their voices, have a right to determine what happens to their bodies — whether they want children or don’t want children,” she said. (read more …)