Playwright and activist Eve Ensler has long been a courageous and articulate advocate for the rights of women facing oppression and physical violence from every direction. Recently, there has been some brouhaha generated by students at Mount Holyoke College who have objected to Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues on the grounds that it fails to affirm transgender experience. Ensler has responded with an essay published on Time magazine’s website, of all places. In it, Ensler models with exceptional grace the art of responding to criticism with engagement, intelligence, respect, and not a shred of defensiveness. Check it out here and let me know what you think.