Monday, January 19, 2004

Arguments like these tend to persuade me 

One Amherst local responds to her town allowing the Amherst Regional High School to stage a performance of the Vagina Monologues:
"The girls who will be up there faking orgasms onstage wouldn't even be old enough to see When Harry Met Sally in the movie theater," fumes Amherst resident Larry Kelley, who read the play after he heard of the high school's plans."


So far, however, this liberal college town -- which once scuttled a performance of West Side Story at the same high school after some residents complained that its portrayal of Hispanics was insensitive -- appears to be standing firm. At a town-hall meeting last week on the controversy, opponents of The Vagina Monologues were outnumbered by supporters.
I'm undecided how I feel about this issue. Having never seen the play I can't judge how appropriate it would be for a teenage audience, but I think I'm leaning more towards calling "R" ratings overrated than I am opposing the play.

(Link via Tim Graham in The Corner.)
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