WARNING, ADULT CONTENT: Presbyterian College hosts ‘Vagina Monologues’

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By Lauren Cooley

Presbyterian College, a school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), hosted a student production of The Vagina Monologues, a play that urges the audience to reclaim the word “c**t”, on February 12 and 14.

Presbyterian College’s website says that its mission includes fostering an aesthetic appreciation of the arts and literature, acquainting students with the teachings and values of the Christian faith, and developing moral and ethical commitments in its students.

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The event page for the yearly production declares that the play “celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives.”

However, according to the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, a group that focuses promoting female leadership, The Vagina Monologues glorifies “lesbianism, prostitution, perpetual self-gratification, and orgasmic chanting as an exercise of empowerment.”

“There a lot of ways to celebrate women’s rights,” said Oran Smith, President of the Palmetto Family Council.

“But this is a particularly gratuitously gritty production, it has a way of talking about sexuality that I think is kind of a gutter way of dealing with it. It is not respectful of human sexuality in any way.”