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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Author of "Vagina Monologues" Apparently Brain-Dead from Not Having Enough Cock in Her Vagina, Volunteers Wanted (Rob?)

At first I thought this story was just another story of political incorrectness and high school censorship gone too far.

A public high school has suspended three girls who disobeyed officials by saying the word "vagina" during a reading from a well-known feminist play.
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The excerpt from "Monologues" was read Friday night, among various readings at an event sponsored by the literary magazine at John Jay High School in Cross River, a New York City suburb. Among the other readings was a student's original work and the football coach quoting Shakespeare.
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The girls took turns reading the excerpt until they came to the word, then said it together.

"My short skirt is a liberation flag in the women's army," they read. "I declare these streets, any streets, my vagina's country."

The suspension outraged some parents, who circulated an e-mail calling the punishment a "blatant attempt at censorship."

But wait, there's more.
[Author of "The Vagina Monologues" Eve] Ensler said the girls were right for "standing up for art and against censorship."

"The school's position is absurd, a throwback to the Dark Ages," she said. "So what, if children were to hear the word? Would that be terrible? We're not talking about plutonium here, or acid rain, a word that destroys lives. It's a body part!"
Artist or insane woman? [hint: it's the latter].

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