Westchester HS girls to serve suspension for 'Vagina' reading

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Since its Off-Broadway opening in 1996, "The Vagina Monologues" has moved beyond theaters to colleges and high schools.
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Nichola Campagna

United States

#1 Mar 7, 2007
I think that the girls had good intensions but should have listened to what the school authorized. If they were to do the play and make known the content and view it to a mature audience that would be acceptable. In a society that wants to "do it's own thing" I think there needs to be limits.

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#2 Mar 8, 2007
Do you agree that the school should have punished these girls for saying the word "vagina" during their reading?
Choice Votes Percentage of 22453 Votes
Yes 2,200 10%
No 20,253 90%

Local poll should speak for the nation. Do you question the mass majority? We should never be ruled by the ignorant minority.

Rockford, IL

#3 Mar 8, 2007
I applaud these girls and their confidence to stand for what they believe in. We have had "The Vagina Monologues" in my city for the last two years and the point is to empower and pull people out of their comfort zone to recognize the violence that is forced on us all. We don't have to take it so we choose to educate. Help increase recognition surrounding sexuality, self-worth, and the honesty of life and our purpose in it. These high school students did the right thing and shame on the school for punishing them.
Ashley Ann Pagano

New York, NY

#5 Mar 8, 2007
The word 'Vagina'is a biological term and should be considered the same as the words 'ears' or 'legs.' To tell these young girls that it is innapropriate to say this word is implying there is something negitive about the vagina. Children should hear this word and be comfortable with it. The only reason everyone made such a stink about the whole thing is because the word makes them feel uncomfortable. Those people are most likely uneducated on the word, its meaning, and everything it stands for. Ironic considering it was an education system that wanted to conceal education from their community.

Wake up! Its 2007 in America!




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