Students Drop ‘Vagina’ from The Vagina Monologues to Be More ‘Inclusive’

If you have a problem with the work because it doesn’t encompass every sort of experience, then you must have a problem with every work of art.
Students at Washington University in St. Louis have erased the “vagina” part of The Vagina Monologues — instead calling it The [Blank] Monologues — in order to be inclusive of other genitals.

“In adapting this show to become more gender inclusive, this year’s audience members, regardless of how they identified, were able to more strongly connect with the impactful monologues,” stated a piece in the college newspaper, The Student Life. “Thirty performers spoke 20 different pieces, all centering around sexuality, sexual violence, body image and more.”

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