Suspended Westchester HS girls said V...

Suspended Westchester HS girls said V-word during `Monologues'

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 6, 2007, titled Suspended Westchester HS girls said V-word during `Monologues'. In it, Newsday reports that:

A public high school has suspended three girls who disobeyed officials by saying the word "vagina" during a reading from a well-known feminist play.

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JBK

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Mar 7, 2007
They should call in the A.C.L.U. in on this! This is ridiculous! They said "Vagina". It's a scientific term, medical term, and proper term. They didn't say "p***y", or "c**t", or any other "street term" that the uptights could complain about, they said "vagina", the proper term. I hope the A.C.L.U. rakes this school over the coals!
Anita Woody

United States

#3 Mar 7, 2007
Good thing they didn't say "penis".
Grumpy

AOL

#4 Mar 7, 2007
Anita Woody wrote:
Good thing they didn't say "penis".
Anita Woody you are suspended from this line for 5 days pending a superintendants hearing....lol
Mary K

Pleasanton, CA

#5 Mar 7, 2007
How stupid can a school get for suspending these girls for saying vagina. These are high school girls not elementary school girls. What does the school do during health class. Do they tell the students that the tadpoles are swimming upstream. People need to get a grip on life.
Brian

Baltimore, MD

#6 Mar 7, 2007
camel toe
Grumpy

AOL

#7 Mar 7, 2007
Mary K wrote:
How stupid can a school get for suspending these girls for saying vagina. These are high school girls not elementary school girls. What does the school do during health class. Do they tell the students that the tadpoles are swimming upstream. People need to get a grip on life.
This is not even newsworthy. In fact it's stupid!!!
Brian Williams

Sydney, Australia

#8 Mar 7, 2007
It's situations like this that cause the rest of the Engish-speaking world to look at America and say "Are you people insane!"

As the girl's, and the author pointed out, it's only a word....and one which everybody in that audience will have heard before.

Just grow up!
CMBrown

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Mar 7, 2007
If it was such a big issue, why would the school allow the students to read it at all?

If the admin of the school thought that the word VAGINA was inappropiate, then why present a piece that eludes to it anyway.

Choose the right argument.
Rob Boyte

United States

#10 Mar 7, 2007
This is unbelievable. How do you handle sex ed in that high school. Every diagram of the parts has the word vagina in it.

I thought prigs like Leprine only lived in backwater bible belt states like Florida and Georgia, but now I see that Taliban thinking exists in the northeast as well.

Actually, worse than the prudery is the fascism. First Principal Richard Leprine saying the word is offensive and using the specious argument about children being present, then forgetting that lie he says, "... that the girls were punished not because of what they said but because they disobeyed orders not to say it."
Keith Viglietta

United States

#11 Mar 8, 2007
Chastity belts were used as tools of sexual repression in the 16th and 17th centuries. In the 21st century, muzzles are used.
phalstaph

Boone, NC

#12 Mar 8, 2007
Would they hav told them not to say cerebral cortex if that had been the word? This is ridiculous. They used the proper name for a body part and are being punished for it? Whoever suspended them should have his gluteus maximus kicked by the school board. I hope they sue and get millions.
Eric M

New York, NY

#13 Mar 8, 2007
As Lewis Black, the stand-up comic would say, "It's another word that makes them cry."
kobi

Canton, GA

#14 Jul 23, 2009
Eric M wrote:
As Lewis Black, the stand-up comic would say, "It's another word that makes them cry."
they is am girl saying yeah remeber into all thing fun made cookie need how are you set up come soon
kobi

Canton, GA

#15 Jul 23, 2009
Anita Woody wrote:
Good thing they didn't say "penis".
how are you fine

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Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#16 Jul 23, 2009
kobi wrote:
<quoted text>
they is am girl saying yeah remeber into all thing fun made cookie need how are you set up come soon
uhm...
...what?

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