Do Androids Dream of Electric Genitals--or something like that... Ace detective Melissa Posa chimes in with a salient dispatch!
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:50:19 -0700
From: "Melissa Posa"
Subject:The Vagina Monologues
Here's a switch from all the mannequins and robots on the obscene machine blog site. How about censorship?!?!?! For those who went to see The Vagina Monologues this will definitely be a topic of interest. I was watching the Today show and found this article and video about 3 high school girls suspended for saying the word VAGINA at a school performance with all adults. Can you believe that. But let's not leave out the part that other students were not suspended for saying FUCK!!! This is obscene if you ask me. Of course the girl defied school rules and went ahead including the word vagina in their performance, but can you really blame them. Students can curse, but they can't say the name of a body part. I couldn't help but think the school authorities were acting like puppeteers by trying to control what the students say and do. Don't get me wrong, I understand certain rules apply at school but this seems like an attempt at extreme censorship--an adult audience and the girls could not say vagina. And as the video says, what if there were children attending, is it bad to hear the name of a body part. Maybe it's my liberal side but I think the girls did the right thing. Seriously...even the school board president commends what the girls did. Here's the link