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Thursday, March 15, 2007

PRINCIPAL, OUT!

It's just a body part.


I was taken aback when I heard three high school girls had been suspended last week when they used the word "vagina" in their reading of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues"> during an open-mic night at their school.

The John Jay High School girls used the word anyway after Cross River, N.Y., officials told them not to. They were given a one-day suspension for insubordination.

Yesterday, after much debate, the suspension was lifted.

Where are we ... in the Dark Ages?

After a century of feminist movements, it amazes me that the female body is still being treated like it's dirty.

Grow up all you Richard Craniums!
If it wasn't for a vagina you wouldn't be here.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

What were they supposed to do, change the title to "The Hoo-Ha Monologues" just to appease uptight, politically correct censors? (probably male)..in health/sex-ed classes, does the teacher have to say "weenie" and "cooch" -now that's mature...

Thu Mar 15, 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad you didn't use that Britney photo to illustrate this blog..

Thu Mar 15, 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

Regarding censorship...if the play were called "Penis Monologues" I wonder if male students would be rushing to open-mike night to repeat the word over and over. Is that word more acceptable in society? Maybe.

And I agree with anonymous about the photo:)

Thu Mar 15, 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Job said...

Diana,

I continue to grow my knowledge base by reading your work: I didn’t know what “Richard Cranium” meant until I saw it today in your blog, and searched the internet to discover its true meaning.

Which suggests that instead of the “The Vagina Monologues”, they could have said, “The Feline Soliloquies.”

Thu Mar 15, 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous innocence lost said...

hey, job, you really lead a sheltered life..glad you are learning..did you know that now that Britney got her head shaved that her "curtains match her carpet"..hopefully, you know what that means...

Thu Mar 15, 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous An all American Vagina fan said...

Vagina! There I said it!!

I stand by my recent post that we've become a overly sensitive,overly politically correct nation of spineless wimps!
Vagina!
Perhaps one day the pendulum will swing back more to center.
Clitoris!

Thu Mar 15, 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous G-Spot said...

Labia!

Thu Mar 15, 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Job said...

Hey, Innocence Lost, I didn't know what "curtains match her carpet" means. But now that I do, I'll ask every blonde I meet whether hers do.

Fri Mar 16, 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Innocence Lost said...

and redheads!

Fri Mar 16, 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Dot said...

And with all that said ... maybe that's why there is censorship....
get your minds out of the gutter people!

Mon Mar 19, 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gametes!

Wed Mar 21, 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Vivian said...

Yes--I believe the line from the play is, "it's a medical term to describe a body part, like, elbow hand or rib!" People are strange!

Actually found your site while searching for Vagina Monologues Asbury Park to see if my my new site has been spidered yet...not yet it seems!! But then you are a local so I thought you'd might like to know that there is a performance of the Vagina Monologues in AP these next two weekends 9/28, 9/29, 10/5 & 10/6 at 7pm at the Crane House 4th Avenue. One Sunday matinée 9/30 at 3pm, this...the only remaining show with seat still available. All other nites are sold out! Myself and 8 other local women are performing in the show! More info on my website viviantaormina.com, attached.

Thanks for your blog...I appreciate the pictures!

Fri Sep 21, 08:42:00 AM  

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