This is a whole new level of crazy. First off the V*gina Monologues is a disgusting organization, but this school takes liberal ‘logic’ to a place it’s never reached before. Insane!
Today, I write to you not as my normal, highly-evolved and enlightened self, but as a woman.
Yes, until we cleanse our society of gender entirely, I identify as a woman–largely because I am one. And I once believed in the power and potential of women, in celebrating what it means to be a woman.
But that was before I knew that such a celebration is bigotry.
In an era when men are proud to be feminists, women have decided that being pro-woman isn’t such a great idea anymore…because it offends women who aren’t women.
No, it’s not a contradiction.
These new levels of enlightenment come from Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school (naturally).
Every year, they perform Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues on Valentine’s Day. It’s part of the national V-Day campaign and it’s used to raise money for women’s rights groups or sexual assault prevention organizations.
But this year, the college has announced they are permanently cancelling the play, because Vagina Monologues excludes women without vaginas.
In a school-wide email from the Theatre Board, a representative from the group, Erin Murphy, explained the problems with the play and the reasoning behind its discontinuation.
“At its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman…Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that cannot simply be reduced to biological or anatomical distinctions, and many of us who have participated in the show have grown increasingly uncomfortable presenting material that is inherently reductionist and exclusive,” the email, obtained by Campus Reform, said.
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