The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 August 2005

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Vagina Monologues? Not even, says Aldahlia:

I get that they're for a good cause and all, and that's awesome. And, if I were simply uncomfortable with the word vagina, I wouldn’t be writing this at all. But, I am uncomfortable with Vaginas Telling their Own Stories. Kind of like I dislike the phrase, "Holiest of Holys." Anything that reduces women to flashbags meant for carting around their own reproductive organs gets on my nerves.

And, that includes the Monologues.

I'll let you all in on a secret —

My vagina doesn't have a brain. And, despite any possible Freudian nightmares some males may have had out there, it's got no mouth, either. It's not talking anytime soon, and if it could its story surely isn't anywhere near as interesting as the one my head could tell.

(Note: I read this and came up with two different responses. Unable to pick between them, I'm tossing both of them up here.)

[1] The Monologues, of course, are yet another manifestation of that peculiar contemporary notion that how you feel is every bit as important as how you think, a notion I find somewhere between incomprehensible and indefensible.

[2] There is less restraint on this side of the gender divide: look at all the pricks who have their own blogs.

Posted at 9:03 AM to Almost Yogurt

Absolutely. On both counts.

Posted by: unimpressed at 9:23 AM on 14 August 2005

You said the word VAGINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Donna at 9:38 AM on 14 August 2005

Well, it seemed to be preferable to some of the shorter but putatively-nastier alternatives.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:37 AM on 14 August 2005

I enjoyed Aldahlia's take on things :) ... and I now have a new buzzword ... "flashbags"

Posted by: Ron at 1:59 PM on 14 August 2005

Granted, there's no shortage of pricks with blogs out there. :)

Posted by: aldahlia at 2:41 PM on 14 August 2005

As your unofficial (and, I know, unsolicited) editor, I'd run a line through Ending No. 1. No contest on No. 2's superiority, and everlasting veracity.

Posted by: CT at 5:02 PM on 14 August 2005

There is less restraint on this side of the gender divide: look at all the pricks who have their own blogs.


Posted by: McGehee at 12:46 PM on 16 August 2005