What Every Girl Should Know

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What Every Girl Should Know

What Every Girl Should Know In a Catholic reformatory in three teenage girls Anne Theresa and Lucy pass the time with masturbation rituals though they re innocent of the sinful nature of their act Then a belligerent new

  • Title: What Every Girl Should Know
  • Author: Monica Byrne
  • ISBN: 9780822230465
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a Catholic reformatory in 1914, three teenage girls Anne, Theresa, and Lucy pass the time with masturbation rituals, though they re innocent of the sinful nature of their act Then a belligerent new girl, Joan, shows up, bearing illegal contraband birth control materials distributed by the women s rights activist Margaret Sanger The girls start reading the materiaIn a Catholic reformatory in 1914, three teenage girls Anne, Theresa, and Lucy pass the time with masturbation rituals, though they re innocent of the sinful nature of their act Then a belligerent new girl, Joan, shows up, bearing illegal contraband birth control materials distributed by the women s rights activist Margaret Sanger The girls start reading the material and jokingly pretend to venerate Sanger as a saint, but then they undergo a profound conversion experience They begin to follow Sanger s life in the newspaper, pretending that they re traveling on their own, assassinating enemies and taking lovers at will Through their letters to each other, they reveal their pasts, marked by abuse The girls slide deeper and deeper into their illusion, to the extent that objects form their fantasy world start appearing in the real one including a baby.

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    1. Algernon on said:

      A wonderful and truly theatrical drama incorporating dance and fantasy into a story about young women who room together at a Catholic reformatory in 1914. A newcomer brings in forbidden family-planning material and material about Margaret Sanger, who would later found Planned Parenthood, and the girls playfully create a secret ritual around this mandala through which their trauma is expressed. It's good political theatre, addressing patriarchal violence in the U.S and despite its historical sett [...]

    2. Allie Mullin on said:

      I saw this performed in May of 2013, and had goosebumps during one of the monologues. It moved me so much that I got "for what am I, but all other things?" tattooed on my inner arm (with Monica's permission/blessing, of course).

    3. Anna Glassman on said:

      Hilarious and absolutely heartwrenching. I had to go hole up in a garden and weep for fifteen minutes afterwards.

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