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Sexist PC on Campus?

TC would surely be banned in Rhode Island… Hopefully he hasn’t booked any speaking engagements there.


http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/sommers200505020808.asp

May 02, 2005, 8:08 a.m.
Why Can?t They ?Just Get Along??
V-Day meets P-Day on campus.

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.

V-Day has now replaced Valentine?s Day on more than 500 college campuses (including Catholic ones). The high point of the day is a performance of Ensler?s raunchy play, which consists of various women talking in graphic, and I mean graphic, terms about their intimate anatomy. The play is poisonously anti-male. Its only romantic scene, if you can call it that, takes place when a 24-year-old woman seduces a young girl (in the original version she was 13 years old, but in a more recent version is played as a 16-year-old.) The woman invites the girl into her car, takes her to her house, plies her with vodka, and seduces her. What might seem like a scene from a public-service kidnapping-prevention video shown to schoolchildren becomes, in Ensler?s play ?a kind of heaven.?

The week before V-Day, the Roger Williams campus was plastered with flyers emblazoned with slogans such as ?My Vagina is Flirty? and ?My Vagina is Huggable.? There was a widely publicized ?orgasm workshop.? On the day of the play, the V-warriors sold lollipops in the in the shape of?-guess what? Last year, the student union was flooded with questionnaires asking unsuspecting students questions like ?What does your Vagina smell like?? None of this offended the administration or elicited any reprimands, probations, or confiscations.

The campus conservatives artfully (in the college sense of “artful”) mimicked the V-Day campaign. They papered the school with flyers that said, ?My penis is majestic? and ?My penis is hilarious.? The caption on one handout read, ?My Penis is studious.? It showed Testaclese reclining on a couch reading Michael Barone?s Hard America, Soft America.

?Testaclese? tipped the scales when he approached the university Provost, Edward J. Kavanagh, outside the student union. Apparently taking him/it for a giant mushroom, Provost Kavanagh cheerfully greeted him. But when Testaclese presented him with an honorary award as a campus ?Penis Warrior,? the stunned official realized that it was no mushroom. After this incident, which was recorded on videotape, the promoters of P-Day were ordered to cease circulating their flyers and to keep Testaclese off campus grounds. Mindful of how school officers had never once protested any of the antics of Vagina warriors, the P-warriors did not comply. The Testaclese costume was then confiscated and formal charges followed.

It is easy to understand why school officials would not want a six-foot phallus wandering around campus; nor why they would ask students not to paper the college with posters describing all the things it likes to do. But that is just the sort of thing the vagina warriors have been doing, year after year, on hundreds of campuses. In fact, P-Day at Roger Williams was mild by comparison. Wesleyan College hosted a ?C***? workshop; Penn State held a ?C***?-fest. At Arizona State, students displayed a 40-foot inflatable plastic vagina. It was not confiscated and no one was ever threatened with probation.

Unhappily, P-Day may be the only effective means of countering V-Day with all its c-fests, graphic lollipops, intrusive questionnaires, outsized effigies of vaginas and its thematic anti-male play. The prospect of public readings from P-Monologues on campuses around the country just might be the reductio ad absurdum that could drive the vagina warriors to the bargaining table. The student activists opposed to V-Day will gladly cancel P-Day the moment the V-warriors abandon their vagina?fests.

But for the short term, college administrators should brace themselves. The rebels at Roger Williams are talking about a Free Testaclese Fund. And word is spreading to other campuses. P-Day and Testaclese will be back next year. And not just in Rhode Island.

? Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the co-author of One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Undermines Self-Reliance, just out from St. Martin?s Press.

You Americans do strange things… :wink:

If this really happened this way, it’s a whole load of crap: If you have Pu…-Day, have a Di…-Day, as simple as that.

That is … if … :wink:

Makkun

[quote]makkun wrote:
You Americans do strange things… :wink:

If this really happened this way, it’s a whole load of crap: If you have Pu…-Day, have a Di…-Day, as simple as that.

That is … if … :wink:

Makkun[/quote]

Load of crap is right, makkum. The militant feminazi’s have moved to college campuses to spread their anti-male propaganda. If this group were comprised of anything but estrogen engorged, angry females, they would be locked up as terrorists.

It is just another brick in the wall of the castration of the american male.

Long live the Penis!!!

Sounds like a blatant double standard, what the hell is the world coming to?

Free TESTACLES!

Fucking PC insanity.
And how can supposedly intelligent college administrators have such blatant double standards?

Velvet Revolver will play at the “Free Testacles” charity fundraiser.

MicroSlash - “Promoting understanding between penises and vaginas since before I could play guitar…”

[quote]deanosumo wrote:
Fucking PC insanity.
And how can supposedly intelligent college administrators have such blatant double standards?
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You dont get hired into university as a professor or administrator unless you have worked you way up and have good liberal socialist PC references.

Conservative professors or administrators hide their leanings the best they can or face rebuttle and ostrasizing from others. Many professors have lost their job for speaking out against the liberal establishment.

Conservative speakers are shouted at and assaulted while trying to give a lecture.

Conservative organizations on campus will be given no funding or have what funding they do get removed while liberal groups receive increased funding.

In the 1960’s the liberals spoke out and fought the establishment. Now they are the establishment and look at the PC crapola they created.

I don’t remember “Vagina Day” when I was in college. I feel like I missed out on so much! I am actually starting to tear up a little. All we had were Hoe Wednesdays and Strip Club Fridays.

I just don’t understand so much hype over a play that is anti-male. What is the point of it? I haven’t seen it, but is the goal to show that women don’t need men? If they truly don’t need men, why do they need plays about not needing men? Wouldn’t that be redundant?

I would start a protest. I love my dick and my balls. I think the world should celebrate my balls and that many women should be invited. Is that wrong? Should I be expelled for liking what the good lord gave me!? I feel so…used.

What does this have to do with being conservative or liberal? Could you please prove that everyone involved with reprimanding these students is liberal?

I gave some thought to forming a reasoned, objective reply to this obviously innaccurate rant, and then realized there is nothing I could say that would shake you from your misinformed view of the world.

Good luck out there, it is a crazy world.

Mike Adams writes a column at this link. He’s an associate professor at UNC-Wilmington. The first link is to his piece on the vagina monologues.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/Adams20030724.shtml

You can read other columns at that site that highlight the bias at universities around this country.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
What does this have to do with being conservative or liberal? Could you please prove that everyone involved with reprimanding these students is liberal?[/quote]

I believe the point is that both groups hold to a double standard but liberals are waaaaaaaaaay more notorious for having their heads up their ass. So much for liberal “tolerance.” Everbody’s right, unless you disagree with us.

[quote]Chewman wrote:
Mike Adams writes a column at this link. He’s an associate professor at UNC-Wilmington. The first link is to his piece on the vagina monologues.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/Adams20030724.shtml

You can read other columns at that site that highlight the bias at universities around this country.

[/quote]

That site requires a password which I don’t have. And that means you still didn’t answer the question.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
What does this have to do with being conservative or liberal? Could you please prove that everyone involved with reprimanding these students is liberal?[/quote]

Professor, since your original question was nothing more than a false baited question, the question was ignored. But since you felt the need to press on.

I was simply pointing out that the bias runs deep in the university world. I in no means stated that everyone involved was liberal as your baited question tried to hook me on.

The original article stated that a conservative club organised the mock day against the vagina day. Other conservative orgs at universities around the country have had thier freedom of speach and assembly attacked or disrupted.

The double standard as to appropriate behavior and decorum on campus is appalling.

Prove to me it’s not motivated my liberal ideology.

Prof X: I was able to open the link. Below is the text of the article from the link posted by Chewman.

The Viagra Monologues
Mike S. Adams (archive)

July 24, 2003 | Print | Send

Author?s Note: this editorial contains graphic sexual references and heavy sarcasm.

I have been meaning to read The Vagina Monologues (TVM) ever since my university began sponsoring the feminist play several years ago in an effort to promote respect for women. Last week I finally found the time to read it in its entirety. I?ll never be the same.

In the very first chapter of TVM, author Eve Ensler tells the reader that she wrote the controversial play because she ?was worried about what we think about vaginas . . .? and because she ?was worried about (her) own vagina. It needed a context of other vaginas-a community, a culture of vaginas.? I suppose it takes a village to raise a vagina.

Ensler got the information for her play by talking to other women about their vaginas. One of the questions she asked over 200 women was ?if your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?? Responses from the women who agreed to be interviewed included, ?A beret,? ?a leather jacket,? ?Lace and combat boots,? and ?An electrical shock device to keep unwanted strangers away.? Nothing shocking there.

In addition to the questions she posed to all interviewees, Ensler did some focused interviews. One was with a woman who participated in a ?vagina workshop.? This is not to be confused with the ?C*** Workshop? offered at Wesleyan University (their motto begins: ?At Wesleyan, we aim high?). In this revealing chapter, the vagina student describes the director of the workshop as one who ?helps women see their own vaginas by seeing other women?s vaginas.?

In fact, she helped her change her view of her own vagina. She had previously seen it as ?an anatomical vacuum randomly sucking up particles and objects from the surrounding environment? and an ?independent entity, spinning like a star in its own galaxy.? Vacuum? Vagina? Vortex? It?s all so confusing.

Later, after being unable to locate her clitoris with a handheld mirror, the vagina student was reassured by the director that her ?clitoris was not something (she) could lose.? I thought that was pretty insensitive to trangendered persons.

Another chapter urges women to spend time looking at their vaginas in order to love them. Here, the reader learns that vagina hatred is a part of the internalized hatred of the patriarchal culture. The book explains, ?Like, if we?d grown up in a culture where we were taught that fat thighs were beautiful, we?d all be pounding down milkshakes and cookies.? Or, like, maybe they?d just, like, watch the Anna Nicole Show. Or, like, maybe something else.

Nonetheless, Ensler calls for vaginal unity by urging all ?p******? to ?unite.? And some have listened to her by forming ?c*** clubs? on college campuses. Some of you may have heard them on your campus chanting ?viva la vulva.?

?My Angry Vagina? is perhaps the most disconnected chapter of TVM. The first few pages offer a diatribe against tampons. It then moves into a discussion of the prospect of talking vaginas capable of doing ?vagina impressions.? Imagine changing your impression of Groucho Marx to Monica Lewinsky with no additional props. The possibilities are endless!

A chapter called ?The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could? chronicles the seduction of a sixteen-year-old girl by a twenty-four year old woman. Another chapter explores women?s answers to the following question: ?What does your vagina smell like?? Answers range from ?wet garbage? to ?God.? Next thing you know, we?ll have a play called ?Irma La Douche.?

Perhaps the highlight (or lowlight) of TVM is an interview with a six-year-old girl, which asks (among others) the following questions: ?If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?? ?If it could speak, what would it say??, and ?What does your vagina smell like?? Of course I wondered why Ensler would ask these questions of a six-year-old girl. Maybe she got the idea from Michael Jackson. Well, maybe not.

After nearly 120 pages of this obscenity, the author does ponder the possible ill effects of her research by asking whether ?talking about vaginas ruin(s) the mystery.? But then she dismisses that conclusion as ?another myth that keeps vaginas in the dark, keeps them unknowing and unsatisfied.? Finally she admits, ?I realize I don?t know what?s appropriate. I don?t even know what that word means. Who decides??

Of course, many people would like to see TVM banned from college campuses. I disagree with that approach. Instead, I?m going to write my own play called The Viagra Monologues. That way, I won?t be accused of censoring campus feminists. And I won?t have to interview six-year-old boys.

Mike S. Adams (adams_mike@hotmail.com) is an associate professor at UNC-Wilmington.

[qupte]That site requires a password which I don’t have. [/quote]

I didnt need a pasword to get to the article and I havent signed up and dont see anywhere to sign up on their home page. So I will do your leg work, here is ther article.

The Viagra Monologues
Mike S. Adams (archive)

July 24, 2003 | Print | Send

Author?s Note: this editorial contains graphic sexual references and heavy sarcasm.

I have been meaning to read The Vagina Monologues (TVM) ever since my university began sponsoring the feminist play several years ago in an effort to promote respect for women. Last week I finally found the time to read it in its entirety. I?ll never be the same.

In the very first chapter of TVM, author Eve Ensler tells the reader that she wrote the controversial play because she ?was worried about what we think about vaginas . . .? and because she ?was worried about (her) own vagina. It needed a context of other vaginas-a community, a culture of vaginas.? I suppose it takes a village to raise a vagina.

Ensler got the information for her play by talking to other women about their vaginas. One of the questions she asked over 200 women was ?if your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?? Responses from the women who agreed to be interviewed included, ?A beret,? ?a leather jacket,? ?Lace and combat boots,? and ?An electrical shock device to keep unwanted strangers away.? Nothing shocking there.

In addition to the questions she posed to all interviewees, Ensler did some focused interviews. One was with a woman who participated in a ?vagina workshop.? This is not to be confused with the ?C*** Workshop? offered at Wesleyan University (their motto begins: ?At Wesleyan, we aim high?). In this revealing chapter, the vagina student describes the director of the workshop as one who ?helps women see their own vaginas by seeing other women?s vaginas.?

In fact, she helped her change her view of her own vagina. She had previously seen it as ?an anatomical vacuum randomly sucking up particles and objects from the surrounding environment? and an ?independent entity, spinning like a star in its own galaxy.? Vacuum? Vagina? Vortex? It?s all so confusing.

Later, after being unable to locate her clitoris with a handheld mirror, the vagina student was reassured by the director that her ?clitoris was not something (she) could lose.? I thought that was pretty insensitive to trangendered persons.

Another chapter urges women to spend time looking at their vaginas in order to love them. Here, the reader learns that vagina hatred is a part of the internalized hatred of the patriarchal culture. The book explains, ?Like, if we?d grown up in a culture where we were taught that fat thighs were beautiful, we?d all be pounding down milkshakes and cookies.? Or, like, maybe they?d just, like, watch the Anna Nicole Show. Or, like, maybe something else.

Nonetheless, Ensler calls for vaginal unity by urging all ?p******? to ?unite.? And some have listened to her by forming ?c*** clubs? on college campuses. Some of you may have heard them on your campus chanting ?viva la vulva.?

?My Angry Vagina? is perhaps the most disconnected chapter of TVM. The first few pages offer a diatribe against tampons. It then moves into a discussion of the prospect of talking vaginas capable of doing ?vagina impressions.? Imagine changing your impression of Groucho Marx to Monica Lewinsky with no additional props. The possibilities are endless!

A chapter called ?The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could? chronicles the seduction of a sixteen-year-old girl by a twenty-four year old woman. Another chapter explores women?s answers to the following question: ?What does your vagina smell like?? Answers range from ?wet garbage? to ?God.? Next thing you know, we?ll have a play called ?Irma La Douche.?

Perhaps the highlight (or lowlight) of TVM is an interview with a six-year-old girl, which asks (among others) the following questions: ?If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear?? ?If it could speak, what would it say??, and ?What does your vagina smell like?? Of course I wondered why Ensler would ask these questions of a six-year-old girl. Maybe she got the idea from Michael Jackson. Well, maybe not.

After nearly 120 pages of this obscenity, the author does ponder the possible ill effects of her research by asking whether ?talking about vaginas ruin(s) the mystery.? But then she dismisses that conclusion as ?another myth that keeps vaginas in the dark, keeps them unknowing and unsatisfied.? Finally she admits, ?I realize I don?t know what?s appropriate. I don?t even know what that word means. Who decides??

Of course, many people would like to see TVM banned from college campuses. I disagree with that approach. Instead, I?m going to write my own play called The Viagra Monologues. That way, I won?t be accused of censoring campus feminists. And I won?t have to interview six-year-old boys.

Mike S. Adams (adams_mike@hotmail.com) is an associate professor at UNC-Wilmington.

?2003 Mike S. Adams

Maybe the pro-penis crowd can slip into mainstraem America a little easier if they used corporate endorsements fromm say, I dunno, maybe ASTROGLIDE. They may be more warmly accepted with the endorsement of K-Y.
Anyways, It’s going to be hard to make such an entry with just a forcefull push. They’re bound to meet some serious resistance. It was after all just a dry run.

Here is another example os Sexism on Campus:

Castration and tolerance at UNH
Mike S. Adams (archive)

March 30, 2005 | Print | Send

Recently, one of my readers wrote saying that my school, UNC-Wilmington, had the craziest feminists in the entire nation. That was incorrect. The honor belongs to the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

This March, posters depicting a woman grasping a hammer with ?Feminism? stamped on the handle were hung all over campus. With clenched fists, the woman on the poster was saying ?If I had a hammer…I’d SMASH Patriarchy.? Another caption above the hammer said, ?I FOUND IT!?

The Feminist Action League (FAL) organized the on-campus event, which featured poetry readings, skits, monologues and an open microphone. Members of FAL said they wanted to share experiences of oppression in a ?comfortable setting.? The UNH campus is a good choice, as long as you aren?t a man, of course.

One member of FAL was quoted as saying that ?Ninety-nine percent of sexual perpetrators are men. They are the root cause of the rape and oppression against women.? That pretty much sums up the tone of the event. Nonetheless, it gets worse.

One FAL member?s monologue follows: ?Hello, my name is Mary Man-Hating-Is-Fun. I am 23 years old, and I am what a feminist looks like. Ever since I learned to embrace my feminist nature, I found great joy in threatening men’s lives, flicking off frat brothers and plotting the patriarchy?s death. I hate men because they are men, because I see them for what they are: misogynistic, sexist, oppressive and absurdly pathetic beings who only serve to pollute and contaminate this world with war, abuse, oppression and rape.?

Other members of the FAL wore scissors around their necks and sang a song about castration.

David Huffman, a writer for the UNH conservative paper ?Common Sense? was outraged by the, shall we say, mr-ogyny of the event. Huffman was asked to leave the public university event during the open microphone session. Despite the fact that he wasn?t singing songs about castration, FAL members said he was making women feel uncomfortable. Perhaps it was because he wasn?t singing about castration that these women felt uncomfortable.

Huffman pointed out that nowhere did the posters advertising the event say ?Women Only.? He was simply excluded from an event at a public university based upon his gender.

The evening of man-hating was simply an example of an extremist group promoting stereotypes and encouraging violence towards another group. This is the kind of thing that is tolerated in the name of campus diversity, simply because the targets are the ?right? group (Read: Not blacks, women, or gays).

After hearing poems that talked about castrating men, read by women with scissors tied around their necks, Hoffman asked ?How is this any different than hating African-Americans or Jews?? The answer is simple: It is no different in principle. But, of course, the FAL is not based upon principle. The organization is based upon blind hatred.

But the women weren?t the only lunatics in the audience. Rob Wolff, of the Men Against Patriarchy, said the following: ?I hope men are confronted. That’s what it’s going to take. Events like this are the beginning of a women’s revolution.?

But many observers ask whether a fraternity advocating female genital mutilation at a campus event (and throwing women out of the event) would be as cute and entertaining as the stunts FAL pulled recently on the UNH campus.

But there?s no need to contemplate hypothetical cases at UNH. Just look at what happened to sophomore Timothy Garneau last semester. The university kicked him out of his dorm after he posted fliers mocking freshmen women who gained weight.

Although he had to sleep in a friend?s car while temporarily homeless, things could have been worse for Timothy. He would have been castrated if the FAL ran the university. In a few years, maybe they will.

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[quote]cartman wrote:
Prof X: I was able to open the link. Below is the text of the article from the link posted by Chewman.
[/quote]

Thanks, but I would like the 3 minutes back that I spent reading some of that. Cunt clubs? None of this explains why these kids were expelled or why Chewman feels that this was due to liberals on campus. One would think that mighty biased…if they weren’t so biased.

I would have to be drugged and bound in order to get me to watch that play. It sounds worse than Bridget Jones’ Diary (or whatever the hell that movie was named).

Vagina monologues???

Wow.

I like it when they can make them squeeze your unit. But making one talk…that’s freaky!