Thursday, March 08, 2007

The age of Bush

America, once again, is showing its Puritan roots, whose traditional fear of sex and the human body is being carried on today in the Bush era by religious rightwing nuts. Three 16-year-old girls have been suspended for saying the word "vagina" during a high school reading from the acclaimed play, "The Vagina Monologues."

The principal, Rich Leprine, said on Tuesday that the girls were told not to use the word because young children could be in the audience, but that they used it anyway after agreeing not to.

“When a student is told by faculty members not to present specified material because of the composition of the audience and they agree to do so, it is expected that the commitment will be honored and the directive will be followed,” Mr. Leprine said in a written statement. “When a student chooses not to follow that directive, consequences follow.”

This is what the religious nuts have done to this country.

The word "vagina," to them, is considered, what, dirty? Shameful? Obscene?

Vagina - not the "C" word, the "P" word, the "T" word, the "B" word, the "R" word - but the clinical term for a part of the body, said in the context of an award-winning, off-Broadway play.



Anonymous said...

How ridiculous. Other countries must laugh at us!

Anonymous said...

That school principal sounds like a pussy :)

Anonymous said...

Okay I can sort of guess what the other ones were but I'm afraid to ask what the "R-word" is lol

Anonymous said...

The censors never learn. Now everyone knows about it and head the "naughty" word. If they had just allowed the play to go on no-one would have likely paid attention.

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