Amherst High, which once canceled “West Side Story” for “insensitivity” to Puerto Ricans, is staging “The Vagina Monologues” for Valentine’s Day. This is believed to be the first high school performance of Eve Ensler’s play, Time reports.
“The girls who will be up there faking orgasms onstage wouldn’t even be old enough to see When Harry Met Sally in the movie theater,” fumes Amherst (Mass.) resident Larry Kelley, who read the play after he heard of the high school’s plans. “But it isn’t the orgasms or even the use of the C word that gets me. Rather, it’s the favorable description of sex between a 24-year-old woman and a 16-year-old woman. This is inappropriateness squared for high school students.”
Surely, there should be just a soupcon of sensitivity toward the feelings of people like Kelley. And note that he says “16-year-old woman.” He must have been trained never to use the word “girl.”