Auditioning for Parts

I’ve not been posting much lately because I’ve been working on an involved application for a teaching job, and doing my other teaching-type jobs. (My goal is to have one job, not three.)

Anyway, here’s this lovely piece from the news: some girls presented sections of The Vagina Monologues, but the school officials decided that although they could present this play, they weren’t allowed to actually say the word,

vagina.

Yeah, riddle me that one, Batman. It’s a part of the body, like gastrocnemius, only easier to spell. (Your gastrocnemius is your calf muscle.) Anyway, the girls went ahead and said the word, because trying to get through The Vagina Monologues without saying the V-word is well, silly, and is kind of like getting through Inherit the Wind without saying “evolution”. (Uh-oh, maybe I shouldn’t have suggested that!) As a result, the girls got suspended for insubordination.

Personally, I’d say it was worth it.

 

I can’t wait until I get to teach Biology. “Okay everyone, let’s practice these vocabulary words. Repeat after me. Epididymus.”
“EPIDIDIDIDYMUS.”
“E-pi-di-dy-mus.”
“EIPDIDYMUS.”

“Fallopian tube.”
“FALLOPIANTUBE.”

“Ova.”
“OVA.”

“Ovary.”
“OVARY.”

“Scrotum.”
“SCROTUM.” (titters)

“Sperm.”
“SPERM.”

“Testes.”
“TESTES.”

“Vas deferens.”
“VAST DIFFERENCE.”
“Vasss de-fer-ens.”
“VASDEFERENZZ.”

“Vagina.”
… We’ll never get out of there alive.

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