Thursday, January 24, 2008

Concord-Carlisle High School Hosting V-Day Trash

The Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium will host a performance of "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend -- that juvenile piece of theatre that needed to die years ago. But instead we're seeing its 10th anniversary celebration. We read it a few years back, and it was offensive, but mostly just stupid. It was fun throwing it into the trash.

But the enlightened feminists of the Concord area think that it will somehow help to end domestic violence if someone shouts "c*nt, c*nt, c*nt" over and over from the stage. (We suggest they work to end abortion instead. Nothing teaches devaluing others' rights better than believing it's OK to kill babies... Abortion certainly plays a role in teaching violence.)

Young women around the country are starting to see through this trash and publicly oppose the productions. (See this Washington Post story from 2006.) The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute has an online student guide, "The Vagina Monologues Exposed." Good stuff:

We at the Luce Policy Institute believe that The Vagina Monologues trivializes the legacy of women who have achieved great things with their creativity, energy, intellect, and spirit. It glorifies social deviancy and sexual perversion and assaults and condemns men. That's why we created a special program to help you combat the widespread and damaging effects of V-Day. V-Day Unveiled seeks to:

* Reclaim the romance and beauty of Valentine's Day
* Celebrate the intellect, strength, integrity, and spirit of the modern American woman.
* Promote respect in ways to honor—rather than debase and degrade—women.

Nobody argues that violence against women isn't tragic, but V-Day has no real impact on the violence. Women deserve better than the reprehensible and degrading messages sent to them by Eve Ensler and her fellow "vagina warriors"—whose efforts effectually reduce women to their sexual organs.