Monday, January 24, 2005

What's Wrong With Universites?

So the University that both Adam and I graduated from is not allowing their Femininst Discussion Group to participate (individually or collectively) in any way with any production on or off-campus of The Vagina Monologues. Is it just me or is this inherently out of line with the goals of a post-secondary institution? I could talk about this for hours since I have done tremendous amounts of research on it but I won't. I want to hear other opinions. Keep in mind also that The Vagina Monologues has turned into a production that does a lot to promote the anti-violence towards women message and that statistically 1 in 4 women will experience sexual assault or rape in their lifetime.

To find out more about The Vagina Monologues or V-Day (a global movement to stop violence against women) check out the link. V-Day promotes creative events to raise awareness and raise money for anti-violence groups.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like blatant censorship, and the suppression of the freedom of speech, and if I were them I would hire a lawyer and contact the ACLU.

1/24/2005 6:20 PM  
Blogger James Tessier said...

Sounds to me that either the University, or someone in the University Staff that has some say in these matters suffers from Kolpophobia. I wonder if it is a Catholic University....

1/25/2005 2:59 PM  

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