Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vagina Monologues at USF: “One year the entire basketball team was forced to come"

As Valentine's Day rolls around, the USF College Players will once again engage in a performance of the Vagina Monologues. Not many Catholic Colleges perform the objectionable play any longer, but the Jesuit University of San Francisco still does.

The play's director Julianne Fawsitt described her experience with the play: “One year the entire basketball team was forced to come . . . . They all sat in the back awkwardly, but sometimes that’s the point, to make people feel uncomfortable.”

Contrast the ugliness of Ensler's play, and Fawsitt's attitude, with this beautiful observation made by Rebecca Ryskind Teti in Zenit:

"The vocation of woman is to reveal God's beauty to the world.

Woman is made to be beautiful. Our culture's emphasis on physical beauty is not wrong, but it is shallow, and often misdirected.

The deepest way a woman is beautiful is when she reveals to others their own goodness by teaching them the love God has for them. This is the 'feminine genius:' to reveal the goodness of the human person, and thus the beauty of God."

There's a subject for consideration at USF.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, I'm sure the men's basketball team was horribly uncomfortable with all the frank talk of women's genitals and lesbian sexuality. I'm sure they'd never heard any of that before... If you think it's "the point" to make people uncomfortable, try recounting for Vagina Monologuers how Jesus Christ died for their salvation. Then you'll really see some squirming...