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  • Winona teen tests the limits of free speech at school (Winona vagina girl update!)

    05/03/2005 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 98 replies · 2,315+ views
    Mpls Star & Sickle ^ | 5-3-05 | James Walsh
    WINONA, Minn. -- After all the radio interviews, after all the newspaper stories and television stories and hundreds and hundreds of e-mails, Carrie Rethlefsen ended her lesson in free speech and democracy today by doing a simple thing: She walked into school with her "I [heart] My Vagina" T-shirt's message in plain sight. About 40 classmates had walked in just seconds before after turning their T-shirts inside out. And, minutes later, she emerged with another lesson learned. The administrators at Winona Senior High School mean what they say. They sent her home for the day. "I'm happy," said Rethlefsen, 18....
  • Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”? V-Day meets P-Day on campus

    05/02/2005 4:45:42 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 11 replies · 995+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/2/05 | Christian Hoff Summers
    Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”? V-Day meets P-Day on campus. By Christina Hoff Sommers Warning:The following contains adult (in this case, collegiate) language, along with gratuitous references to male and female genitalia. College administrators have been enthusiastic supporters Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues and schools across the nation celebrate “V-Day” (short for Vagina Day) every year. But when the College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island rained on the celebrations of V-Day by inaugurating Penis Day and staging a satire called The Penis Monologues, the official reaction was horror. Two participating students, Monique Stuart and Andy...
  • 2 Winona High students put free speech to the test ("I love my Vagina" buttons worn by students)

    04/21/2005 8:09:30 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 184 replies · 4,450+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 4-21-05 | james walsh
    Two Winona High School students have found themselves in hot water with school officials. Why? Because after Carrie Rethlefsen attended a performance of the play "The Vagina Monologues" last month, she and Emily Nixon wore buttons to school that read: "I [heart] My Vagina." School leaders said that the pin is inappropriate and that the discomfort it causes trumps the girls' right to free speech. The girls disagree. And despite repeated threats of suspension and expulsion, Rethlefsen has continued to wear her button. The girls have won support from other students and community members. More than 100 students have ordered...
  • Bishop D'Arcy addresses 'The Vagina Monologues'

    02/17/2005 4:18:33 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 18 replies · 824+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | February 17, 2005 | Rev. John M. D'Arcy
    The Rev. John M. D'Arcy, bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese of the Catholic Church, released the following statement regarding the production of "The Vagina Monologues" at The University of Notre Dame. It has been customary at this time of the year for many institutions of higher learning, including, regrettably, Catholic institutions, to present something called "The Vagina Monologues." Alas, even our beloved University of Notre Dame is presenting it again, as it has for the past several years, under the official sponsorship of three departments. The bishop is the teacher within his diocese, bearing special responsibility before God...

    02/16/2005 9:38:43 PM PST · by Dan19 · 35 replies · 1,416+ views
    Does anyone know about the Vagina Monologues? What is the play about? Is it dirty? Can you take your mother to it? I heard Catholic colleges allowed it for Valentine's Day so it wasn't indecent?
  • Sex, Lies and the Vagina Monologues

    02/15/2005 11:26:06 AM PST · by nosofar · 59 replies · 1,847+ views
    Young America's Foundation ^ | August 25, 2004 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    The following lecture by Christina Hoff Sommers was delivered on August 3, 2004 at the Young America's Foundation 26th Annual National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, DC. (The text that follows contains adult language and themes and is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised). Several years ago, a radical feminist philosopher visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she gave a lecture attacking what she called “male science.” This theorist confidently explained that science was part of a discredited oppressive, patriarchal, white-male, bourgeois legacy. It was tainted to the core by sexism, classicism, and racism. Women, she...
  • V Is For Vulgar: Feminists Push 'V-Day' as an Alternative for Valentines Day

    01/31/2005 1:58:38 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 111 replies · 2,258+ views
    Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute ^ | 1/31/05 | Lisa De Pasquale
    Valentine's Day is no longer about romance and love. According to feminist icon Gloria Steinem, 'The shape we call a heart resembles a vulva far more than theorgan that shares its name..It was reduced from power to romance by centuries of male dominance.'A few years ago Steinem and other radical feminists banded together to start a campaign to replace traditional Valentine's Day on February 14 with their own 'V-Day.' The V-Day movement seeks to 'reclaim' words that would make most people blush and 'stop violence against women and girls.'The V-Day website offers 'clever ideas that young people have implemented to...
  • (VA Tech) Vagina workshops benefit victims of domestic violence

    01/29/2005 2:03:19 PM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies · 924+ views
    The Collegiate Times ^ | January 28, 2005 | Andrew D. Mager
    A week before The Women’s Center will host the Vagina Monologues, Vaginia workshops are being held across campus. Andrew D. Mager News Assistant The annual V-Day drive is in full effect, and volunteers from the Women's Center are working hard to promote the Vagina Monologues, a production that celebrates women's sexuality and strength and exposes the violations that women endure throughout the world. The Women's Center will host the event at the Haymarket Theatre, Feb. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. The Vagina Monologues is a theatrical performance featuring female students, faculty and women...
  • Enough with the vaginas! (actual title folks)

    09/15/2004 8:14:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 1,940+ views
    I have just about had it with the voting vaginas.___ That was the sentiment running through my head -- for nearly three hours -- on Monday night, during the Vaginas Vote, Chicks Rock concert held at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. The event was planned and sponsored by Rock the Vote, Planned Parenthood, the White House Project and of course V-Day, that vulva-licious organization headed up by Eve Ensler and her blessed freaking vagina. My fidgety exasperation was emblematic of my growing ambivalence about this political season's mass pander to the women's rights movement. In case you've been holed up in PBS's...
  • Sex, Lies and the Vagina Monologues (Disgusting, But Good Article) Adult

    08/27/2004 7:33:04 PM PDT · by brigada · 84 replies · 2,672+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 25, 2004 | christina hoff sommers
  • Eve Ensler takes her act to New York. Is this what they mean by "swing voters?"

    08/19/2004 2:40:12 PM PDT · by The Scourge of Yazid · 178 replies · 2,169+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show/news item read on his show | August 19, 2004 | Gerard J. Perry Jr.
    Alright, I'm not even sure how to go about posting this baby, especially considering the delicate nature of the subject matter. So, I'll attempt to tread as lightly as possible, without offending anyone's sensibilities and hopefully, without incurring the wrath of the omnipotent Admin Moderators. Earlier today, I was listening Rush's program, when I heard him read an item about Eve Ensler's most recent effort to energize the supposedly disenfranchised women's vote. She hopes to do this by staging yet another "V Day" celebration, on this occasion, one specifically tailored to increase voter turnout among single, urban, putatively liberal woman...
  • Ithaca: Designer Defends Dressing Children in Costumes Depicting Female Reproductive Organs

    07/21/2004 4:01:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 1,289+ views
    This letter to the editor of The Ithaca Journal is from the designer of costumes depicting female genitalia in which children were dressed during the recent Ithaca Festival parade. She states that this was done "to raise consciousness around the beauty and sacredness of women's genitalia." Here's the link [The Ithaca Journal forbids the direct, uh, reproduction of its articles]
  • Feminism's troubling 'classic'

    02/23/2004 10:16:48 AM PST · by rface · 22 replies · 173+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/23/2004 | Cathy Young
    <p>OVER THE PAST few years we've gotten used to the new custom of celebrating Valentine's Day, the holiday of romantic love, with performances of "The Vagina Monologues," the play by Eve Ensler which takes a decidedly jaundiced view of relations between men and women. This year, however, Amherst Regional High School managed to break new ground, and cause some shock waves, by putting on an official high school production of the play.</p>
  • Violence Against Valentine’s Day - Another year, another assault.

    02/13/2004 7:00:02 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 3 replies · 173+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | Carrie Lukas
    In Roman mythology, Cupid's arrows pierced the hearts of unsuspecting mortals causing them to fall deeply in love. Today, cherubic Cupid is a common symbol of Valentine's Day, a holiday celebrating romantic love. While most women still welcome Cupid's attack — or at least a box of chocolates — some feminist groups seek to transform Valentine's Day into V-Day, an occasion to raise awareness about violence against women. V-Day originated from Eve Ensler's controversial play, "The Vagina Monologues." The play consists of vignettes describing the experiences of numerous women's vaginas: from heterosexual and lesbian sex to child birth, with a...
  • Sex Education in Amherst - High school takes on controversial play [VAGINA MONOLOGUES]

    01/25/2004 1:59:20 AM PST · by ppaul · 30 replies · 1,304+ views
    TIME ^ | 1/26/04 | NATHAN THORNBURGH
    Monday, Jan. 26, 2004Sex Education in Amherst A high school takes on a controversial play ByNATHAN THORNBURGH This Feb. 14, V won't stand for just valentine at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Massachusets. The local school board and superintendent last month approved a student request to stage The Vagina Monologues the night before Valentine's Day as part of a national campaign to call attention to violence against women. The theater piece, written by Eve Ensler, has played off-Broadway and in all-star benefits around the country and the world on Valentine's Day for the past six years. But this...
  • "V-Day" in Amherst (The continued sexualization of minors)

    12/29/2003 3:52:39 PM PST · by AnnaZ · 41 replies · 343+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 12/28/03 | Isabel Lyman
    "V-Day" in Amherst December 28, 2003 by Isabel Lyman Sexualizing minors, in the name of art, has found a niche in Amherst, Massachusetts. Last week the college town was abuzz after learning that The Vagina Monologues will be performed at the Amherst Regional High School in February with the approval of the school committee and the superintendent, Jere Hochman. According to the Amherst Bulletin, Hochman chirped, "We hope that there are ways for our students to find their voice in their years with us."As part of a global campaign, students and staff at the school will stage the work of...
  • Caption the picture - From Hanoi to Ramallah

    12/20/2002 3:53:02 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 19 replies · 446+ views
    AP ^ | 12/20/02 | On the Road from Hanoi to Ramallah
    Caption the picture - Fonda, Vagina author, Israelis - From Hanoi to Ramallah Jane Fonda makes a point with two Knesset members as she and Eve Ensler, of 'The Vagina Monologues', state that they are on their way to Arafat and his murderers of Americans.
  • Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Boston College, John Carroll Welcome Back "The Vagina Monologues”

    12/06/2002 2:05:58 PM PST · by Diago · 30 replies · 285+ views
    "The Vagina Monologues” Website ^ | December 6, 2002 | diago
    From the website: The V-Day College Campaign invites colleges and universities around the world to present benefit productions of "The Vagina Monologues” on their campuses ..... 610 schools are on board with the 2003 College Campaign to date!! Check the link for your own left-wing alma mater.
  • Fonda, Ensler join women from Afghanistan, Africa in summit to stop violence against women

    09/20/2002 12:26:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies · 258+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-20-02 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    <p>ROME (AP) --  A movement to stop violence against women, sparked by the off-Broadway hit "The Vagina Monologues," held its first summit Friday, bringing together Jane Fonda, Afghan women and a Kenyan campaigning to save girls from genital mutilation.</p> <p>"Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler, who founded the movement called V-Day, was also among the few dozen women who met at a Rome hotel for a brainstorming session on how to realize their vision.</p>