Security Versus Vulnerability
Eve Ensler Keynotes - The powerful Eve Ensler speeches take on a variety of difficult gender issues head on. According to...
Eve Ensler’s Security and Insecurity Speech Encourages Risk-Ta
Security as an end goal divides individuals into a criminal-and-victim dichotomy, which causes a loss of empathy. Ensler suggests that it becomes easier to hurt one another because people become obstacles to security rather than human beings. In contrast, she advocates people (specifically the “Vagina Warriors” she’s encountered through her V day efforts) who have embraced pain and loss and redirected it towards another trajectory. When the objective becomes the transformation of suffering rather than security, safety becomes a more accessible possibility.
Ultimately, Ensler suggests that trying to acquire security will only create insecurity; instead, we should strive to allow ourselves to become vulnerable.