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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A right Hoohaa

Oh now this is just the kind of comedic absurdity that you want, need and expect from our more conservative American friends:

‘Stage play The Vagina Monologues has been renamed at a theatre in Florida after a complaint about the title.
It will be known as The Hoohaa Monologues - a child slang word for the female organ - after a woman in Atlantic Beach complained.’


The Hoohaa monologues.
Honestly.

Weirdly, though, the complainant (try pronouncing this ludicrous moniker: I think she should be renamed Mrs Thingumewotsit, personally) actually thinks that the word ‘vagina’ is offensive:

‘Bryce Pfanenstiel from The Atlantic Theatre told local TV station Channel 4 the woman said she was "offended" when her niece asked her what a vagina was.’

Apart from the fact that this demonstrates a frankly embarrassing sexual oppression (bordering on self-loathing), it's slightly worrying that the 'niece' in question is old enough to ask what a vagina is, but seemingly hasn't been made aware that...well, she's GOT one.

Personally, I can think of a hell of a lot more offensive terms that Eve Ensler might’ve used for her play. Just ask Ms Greer.

I’m not sure ‘Lady Love Your Hoohaa’ has quite the edge that Germaine was looking for.

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