"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Monday, May 02, 2005

Found on NationalReview.com (Be sure and read the whole thing; it is a "hoot." Gibson (gratuitous humor based on old television westerns)

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 Mainiero, have just received sharp letters of reprimand and have been placed on probation by the Office of Judicial Affairs. The costume of the P-Day “mascot” — a friendly looking “penis” named Testaclese, has been confiscated and is under lock and key in the office of the assistant dean of student affairs, John King.

The P-Day satirists are the first to admit that their initiative is tasteless and crude. But they rightly point out that V-Day is far more extreme. They are shocked that the administration has come down hard on their good-natured spoof, when all along it has been completely accommodating to the in-your-face vulgarity of the vagina activists.

JB here: Ya know, women must be careful when engaging (young) men in the war of the sexes. The (young) men will be less circumspect, much cruder and more over-the-top then the women. The women's boundaries for what is acceptable will come before the men's ( many of whom have no boundaries in tastelessness in our "liberated" society.)
I suspect the "V" monologues are on the way out. The Young Repubs of at Roger Williams U. have set a standard which is sure to catch on rapid-fire across college campi with the "knuckle-dragging numbskulls" of Lambda Lambda Lambda (The Tri Lambs) and their ilk. Will the Young Males of any University gladly celebrate "P" day? Is Jane Fonda unpopular with the Vietnam Vets? Is Rush Limbaugh conservative? If you answered "yes" to the last 2 questions, you'll undoubtedly select the correct answer to the first question.

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