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Saturday, January 20, 2007

No "Monologues" at St. John's U

Comes word that St. John's University of Queens, NY, run by the Vincentians, a conservative order of RC priests, has "pulled the plug" (in the New York Post's unfortunate phrasing) of a student production of "The Vagina Monologues," which, if you don't already know, is a wildly successful screed that has become the Oberammergau Passion Play for feminists. Unlike the Passion Play, however, which is performed only in years ending in zero, annual performances of "The Vagina Monologues" are de rigueur on our nation's college campuses. The play consists of a shrill series of paeons to the reproductive organ, each recited by a different cast member, thus making it easier to satisfy the all-important diversity requirements of progressive contemporary theater.

Well, the powers at St. John's have put the kabosh on this production, deeming it "inappropriate," which is certainly understating it. Speaking as one who has actually attempted to slog through this wretched slop, all I can say about the good Fathers banning "The Vagina Monologues," is it's about frigging time, if you'll pardon the expression.

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