Works of fiction must be inclusive of all people

Can people even think any more?

Another one of those “let’s decide to put on The Vagina Monologues so that we can then decide to cancel it and get into the news” situations.

Leaders at a college in Michigan decided to cancel its production of “The Vagina Monologues” because it’s discriminatory, given “not all women have vaginas.”

Right. By the same token, let’s cancel productions of “The Cherry Orchard” because not all orchards have cherry trees.

It’s not “discriminatory” for a play to be about some people as opposed to all people. A play about all people would be unwieldy and so long that it could never end, because new people keep getting born. Women who don’t have vaginas might like “The Vagina Monologues” despite its failure to be about them.

The women’s resource center at Eastern Michigan University put the kibosh on the famous production since it caters only to women who have the physical anatomy that accompanies the female sex, according to The Ann Arbor News.

Caters to? Since when are plays supposed to “cater to” anyone at all, let alone particular categories of people?

The decision came after the resource center conducted a survey, asking respondents about “The Vagina Monologues.” Those opposed to the drama said they were concerned about the fact that the production excludes some women, namely those who don’t have vaginas.

But, again – all plays exclude 99.99% of people, just as all novels do, all tv dramas do, all radio dramas do, and so on.

The resource center issued the following statement on the show’s cancelation:

We feel that making this decision is in line with the WRC mission of recognizing and celebrating the diverse representations of women on campus along with the overall mission of the Department of Diversity and Community Involvement, in which the WRC is housed, of supporting and empowering minoritized students and challenging systems and structures that perpetuate inequities.

We truly believe that it is important to center our minoritized students and this decision is in line with this mission driven value.

Some of the survey’s respondents said it’s just time to give up on “The Vagina Monologues,” written in 1994 by activist Eve Ensler, because the play can’t fit into today’s far-left feminist movement.

Oh but it’s not far-left (and it’s not feminist, either). This Mai IdenTitY shit is very right-wing and individualist, as well as very apolitically delusional and fantasy-based and fucking loony tunes.

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