Friday, April 15, 2011

The Enemy Acts Like A Woman

This week of events opened April 4 with a forum entitled "Voices on ‘The V@gina Monologues,' Catholic Tradition, and Jesuit Identity." According to Meghan Yee, a senior political science major at Gonzaga  University and one of the student organizers and directors of the event,
this particular dialogue was intended to prompt discussion on the Monologues and their place in a Jesuit community. "This topic is typically the big topic of controversy when discussing an on-campus production of ‘The V@gina Monologues,'" Yee said. 
This was followed on April 6 with "Learning to Speak: The Power of Narratives," an exploration into the power of personal narrative and the authentic identity one may experience through participation in personal narrative. Yee notes that both these panel discussions were controversial and at times inflammatory.  "The earlier panel discussions did get pretty heated at some points," she said.  However, she further explained that such controversy is necessary in order to accomplish the goal of Monologues, Dialogues, & Stories.  "‘The V@gina Monologues,' and perhaps Monologues, Dialogues, & Stories as a whole, raises dissenting voices," Yee said. 
Link (here) to read the full article at Gonzaga Bulletin
The Twelfth Rule. "The enemy acts like a woman...." (here)
A detailed Catholic criticism of the play (here) by Helen Hull Hitchcock at Women for Faith and Family

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