The horrific gang rape of December 16 on a bus in Delhi has led to a lot of asking. What is it about Indian society that has allowed such crimes to flourish? How are women’s lives to be secured against sexual predators? How are survivors to recover their sanity and spirit after the grievous assaults on them? The questions never end really.
Playwright and international women’s activist Eve Ensler doesn’t claim to know all the answers, but she has been grappling with such questions for years. Her play, ‘The Vagina Monologues’, which debuted on Broadway in 1996 and has since been enacted in over 140 countries, reflects this eloquently.