May 4, 2005


Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”?: V-Day meets P-Day on campus. (Christina Hoff Sommers, 5/04/05, National Review)

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.

Political Correctness can not withstand ridicule.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 4, 2005 12:53 PM

Authority never can.

Posted by: Brandon at May 4, 2005 12:57 PM

Authority does, that's what makes it authority.

Posted by: oj at May 4, 2005 1:02 PM

FREE TESTACLES! Let Mumia rot.

Posted by: Pat H at May 4, 2005 1:32 PM

You gotta admit, that took a lot of . . . . .

Posted by: John Resnick at May 4, 2005 1:35 PM

"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 Barones Hard America, Soft America." - haha

Its nice to see college girls celebrating the vagina now -- college boys have been doing it since time began.

Posted by: Shelton at May 4, 2005 1:57 PM

Briefs are the oppressor!

Posted by: Rick T. at May 4, 2005 3:48 PM

OJ - Then why did they clamp down on this?

Posted by: Tom at May 4, 2005 5:13 PM

Imagine what Howard Stern would do if he were motivated to jibe the "administration".

The college ran and shrieked like Nancy Hopkins of Harvard.

Time for some protests against Mr. King, who probably abuses poor Testacales after hours.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 4, 2005 6:04 PM

I imagine that the Office of Judicial Affairs will be receiving an education in the law quite soon.

Posted by: ratbert at May 4, 2005 7:55 PM
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