The infamous feminist drivel known as the “Vagina Monologues” has had its performance at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) cancelled because it excludes those mentally ill men who have had their penises cut off and are pretending to be women.
According to a report in the Ann Arbor News, the EMU’s “Women’s Resource Center” will no longer host productions of “The Vagina Monologues,” because that “play’s version of feminism excludes some women.”
The WRC announced its decision in an email, which came after the center evaluated responses from a survey, the report continued.
Survey respondents opposing the production “consistently indicated they were concerned that the play centers on cisgender women, that the play’s version of feminism excludes some women, including trans women, and that overall, ‘The Vagina Monologue’ lacks diversity and inclusion.”
According to the WRC, modifying the script to the play is not an option, due to copyright laws.
“We feel that making this decision is in line with the WRC mission of recognizing and celebrating the diverse representations of women on campus along with the overall mission of the Department of Diversity and Community Involvement, in which the WRC is housed, of supporting and empowering minoritized students and challenging systems and structures that perpetuate inequities,” the email from the WRC said.
The survey was launched as a result of conversations with current students, as well as feedback from a WRC workshop titled “Not all women have vaginas,” during the 2017-18 academic year.
According to the WRC, both brought up conflicting ideas and concerns about the effectiveness and relevance of “The Vagina Monologues,” an episodic play written by activist Eve Ensler in 1994, offering a series of first-person narratives in which women speak about their vaginas.
“This created a need to ask the question: Do we still need ‘The Vagina Monologues?’ And, are ‘The Vagina Monologues’ still relevant to next generation feminists?” the email from the WRC says.
EMU is not the first university to reconsider its position in hosting “The Vagina Monologues.”
American University’s Women’s Initiative chose to change the event to the “Breaking Ground Monologues” in an effort to “broaden the focus from specifically female genitalia to multiple identities and bodies.”
In 2015, a student group at Mount Holyoke College decided to cancel its annual performance of production, saying the play excludes the experiences of transgender women who don’t have a vagina.
In 2016, a study published in the otherwise serious journal Pediatrics (April 2016, VOLUME 137 / ISSUE 4) titled “Unintended Consequences of Invoking the “Natural” in Breastfeeding Promotion” claimed that using the term to describe a biological function that only a “natural” born female can perform is “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations.
To describe breastfeeding as natural “reinforces rigid notions about gender roles” that may be “offensive” to those who were not born female, according to the report.
The study notes that in recent years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and several state departments of health have all promoted breastfeeding over bottle-feeding, using the term “natural.”“Referencing the ‘natural’ in breastfeeding promotion… may inadvertently endorse a set of values about family life and gender roles, which would be ethically inappropriate,” the study says.
Unless such public-service announcements “make transparent the ‘values and beliefs that underlie them,’” they should quit describing breastfeeding as “natural,” the nonsense study added.