Friday, March 09, 2007

Students Suspended Over Vagina Monologues

Story: Students suspended over Vagina Monologues [Sydney Morning Herald]

Funny thing ...

That headline does not really indicate whether the students were suspended for monologues about their own ... parts ... or if this was a stink caused by the well-known play, The Vagina Monologues.

Hint: It's about the play!

Update (03-14-2007): I heard on the radio this morning that the one-day suspension for the girls has been rescinded. Looks like there was a school board meeting as well as a community meeting to discuss the situation. Here is the story from the local Katonah paper. Check it out because there are a number of interesting and related stories posted there. Here are a few of them:
Rescinded suspensions for students who said 'vagina' draws mixed reaction from community
'Vagina' fuss is about fetishizing property
Faculty backs students in 'Vagina Monologues' controversy
Recent 'Monologues' controversy not the first
Students stood up for free speech
'Vagina Monologues' controversy not first to hit John Jay High School
Students, author, school board president discuss 'vagina' controversy on 'Today'
Oh, and it looks like the school (Katonah-Lewisboro School District) is going to host Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues). That should be pretty interesting for the students.


Greg said...

Wow. That's where my good friend here went to high school. Crazy! That and a group of students just did Vagina Monologues as an extra-curricular (opened tonight). Weird.

brainwise said...

I think the whole situation is ridiculous. And I would feel that way if it occurred in the midwest or a huge metropolis. The year is 2007. But apparently we are living in the United States of the Artless.