Below you will see an article on some girls who got suspended from school for saying the word "vagina" during the vagina monologues. Fist off, WTF?!? How is a school going to allow the girls to preform a portion of the Vagina Monologues, and then tell them they can't say the word Vagina. What were they supposed to call it a 'Hoohoo'. This isn't PC going to far, this is flat out stupidity.
What do they call the vagina in sex ed?!? Do they just point, or perhaps "hhrump" or clear their throat? OH, maybe they just assume that people know what they are talking about, or maybe, just maybe they pretend that over half the population of the world doesn't have one. You know, like all teenage girls are smooth (whispering "down there"), like Barbie. 'Cause if you don't talk about it....it doesn't exist.
If it had been the Penis Diatribe would they have been allowed to say penis? Are we going to have to start renaming all body parts? I propose we rename the arm, "the reacher" and the hand "the clutcher". Are nipples off limits?
I have to say, I support the girls. Good for them, I'm not always a "screw authority" type person, but in this case....when authority is asinine I'm all for it. Unite against stupidity, stand up against ignorance, and yell VAGINA!!!!!
I have to add, if I was those girls, or their parents, I would absolutely NOT comply with their "in school" suspension. No way! If a punishment is just and deserving, then by all means take your lumps and get on with live. But this, no way. It is not only unjust and undeserving, but it is completely, COMPLETELY innappropriate!!!!!!
Oh, does this mean we can't call Bush and ass? Do we have to call him (or someone else equally deserving) a....oh, shall we say, buttocks? Nope probably thats to risque too, maybe a dingdong? Nope, nope.....that won't work either. Maybe a 'Gaga', lets not use approprite words, lets all talk like babies.
Girls Who Said 'Vagina' During Monologues Suspended Defiant Stand Applauded By Play's Author
CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- A Westchester, N.Y., public high school has suspended three 16-year-old girls for saying the word "vagina" during a reading from "The Vagina Monologues."
John Jay High School Principal Richard Leprine said the girls were punished because they disobeyed orders not to say the word "vagina." The school is in Cross River.
Their stand is being applauded by Eve Ensler, the author of "The Vagina Monologues," who said the girls were right for "standing up for art and against censorship." Ensler called the school's position "a throwback to the Dark Ages."
Ensler, a graduate of Scarsdale High School, said she called the girls to support them.
Honor students Megan Reback, Elan Stahl and Hannah Levinson, included the word because -- as Levinson said "we knew it was the right thing to do. Since we're comfortable saying it, we should make other people comfortable saying it."
The excerpt from "Monologues" was read Friday night, among various readings at an event sponsored by the literary magazine. The girls will all serve one-day, in-school suspensions Wednesday.
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