Friday, February 09, 2007

'Vagina' Is Back! "Vagina' Is Back! Yaaaaay!

An update to yesterday's story:

The director of the play demanded that the title be changed back, saying that they only had the rights to the play if its contents - including the title - were not censored.

As a result, two days after the hoohaa brouhaha began, the vagina was returned to its rightful place on the billboard.

The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's award-winning international hit play, is an attempt to celebrate the vagina as an object of empowerment, rather than of shame. There's some way to go with that one, clearly.


and an updated version over at DailyKos relays this e-mail from the theater:

Hi,

I think we are being misunderstood. "Hoohaa" was meant to be tongue in cheek. Having a 9 year old daughter and coming from a medical background I was furious that a woman would actually complain about having to explain to her niece what a vagina was after the child read it herself. My daughter knows the anatomically correct term but calls uses hoohaa. Yes, we know what free speech is and we are glad to be putting Vagina back up today. I am female and I support VAGINA!!!

Thanks,
Kim (assistant manager)


Good to know snark is still alive and well in The Sunshine State, or as Homer Simpson likes to call it, America's Wang.

9 comments:

David Terrenoire said...

I'm so happy this is cleared up.

For the record, I'm a big fan of vagina. Big fan.

Did I mention I'm a fan?

Jim Winter said...

Me like vaginas.

Kristy said...

I'm a fan of one in particular. There's a couple of hooters I'm fond of also, but here in Naples we're having a big problem. Apparently the fine folk here are not opposed to delicious wings, grouper snadwiches, or even young chicks in tiny shorts (they are having trouble FINDING young chicks to hire though). No, they're simply offended by the name, and are quite serius about getting them to change it. It offends their Neapolitan sensibility (yes, they do really call themselves Neapolitans).

Maybe Breasts? Bazoombas?

*sigh* We're SERIOUSLY considering NC, Dusty (really).

JD Rhoades said...

We're SERIOUSLY considering NC, Dusty (really).

Kristy: Best news I've heard all day.

BTW, loved "Catching Genius" . I'm gonna put a review up here soon.

Tasha Alexander said...

Thank goodness!

Kristy, please go to NC. You'd be much closer to me than you are now!

JD Rhoades said...

Tasha, you guys could always move to NC too...we could all buy a farm together and raise goats.

Kristy said...

We could learn how to clog!

Thanks, Dusty :-D

JD Rhoades said...

We could learn how to clog!

I sense a plan coming together...

Tasha Alexander said...

Let's do it! What's holding us back?