Drama students at Harry Ainlay High School were prevented from presenting the play to fellow students on Tuesday, after somebody complained about the production.
Is it my liberal stance on the world which causes me to get aggravated with this kinds of crap, or has society just gone so far beyond normal acceptance and become oversensitive? Is it just a few that keep raising to new heights problems that don’t really exist?
“It’s really important that females feel comfortable in their own skin and are able to talk about vaginas — and it’s not a scary word that people dance around all the time,” said Keri Ekberg, who runs a teen theatre festival at Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.
A recurring theme throughout the play is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment. It’s important teens be able to openly talk about what’s affecting their lives, Ekberg said.
I also applaud Eve Ensler, the playwright who wrote The Vagina Monologues, for coming to their defense.
That brought the playwright herself to a school board meeting to speak in defense of her play. Free speech advocates across the U.S. also sprang to the defense of the teens.
Come on Free Speech! You gotta win these kinds of fights!