Thursday, December 3, 2015

Monologue Mania Day # 660 Stand Up by Janet S. Tiger Dec. 3, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day # 660 Stand Up by Janet S. Tiger Dec. 3, 2015
                                    Stand Up
                                       by  Janet S. Tiger    
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           (A teenager in 1973 has overheard a conversation between her mother and father and is very upset)

Mom, are you kidding me?  Did you understand what he said....what he's asking you?  This is exactly what I've been talking about for years!  Dad is trying to control you....and if you stay home now, he wins!  Didn't anything in the meetings get through that hairspray you use around your brain?

Do I need to get a jackhammer to drill through all the layers of oppression you have circled yourself with?  I mean.....who do you think you are?  Edith Bunker?

And even she stands up to Archie sometimes!  This is a textbook case of why every woman should be able to control her own life.....not have her father, or a brother....or a husband tell her what to that she do his bidding!

This is 1973, and if you aren't going to fight back now, you'd better give up, because you will have chosen to turn back the clocks a hundred years, back to when women were just chattel, back to when we didn't have a vote....back to a time when you HAD to take his name when you married......come on, Mom!  Are you even listening to me?

         (She turns to leave, stops looks back)

More important....are you you?

         (Her mother's response will be tomorrow's monologue)


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
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