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Old 02-12-2007, 08:55 PM   #166
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Or perhaps it's because you believe that sex is a private (which is not the same as "bad") thing, and there for the terms for sexual organs should not be in a public place. I think I could actually go with an argument like that. Perhaps it's the equivalent of "chewing with your mouth open." Chewing itself, being nothing to be ashamed of, and a natural function of the human body, but letting everyone see you do it, is perhaps inappropriate and lacking in class?
You hit the nail on the head. Thank you.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:57 PM   #167
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And when was the last time you brought something productive to a thread rather than cry victim?
Why is that every single time a conservative points out stuff that is clearly going on, you accuse him/her of "crying victim"? If someone points out the truth is that "crying victim"?
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But, I guess the real question is, should the phrase "Vagina Monologue" have to be explained, as when you place the two together, is defined as

"a dramatic sketch performed by one actor about a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal"

Ok, fair enough. I could envision having this conversation with my 11 year old son as we pass the theater......

But really, though, I should explain more about what the play is about -- for real, in the writers own words --

"I could not have imagined that I would one day be talking about vaginas on talk shows in places like Athens, Greece, chanting the word vagina with four thousand women in Baltimore, or having thirty-two public orgasms a night. These things were not in my plans. In this sense, I don't think I had much to do with The Vagina Monologues. It possessed me."

So, yeah. I could probably convey this to my 11 year old son.

So, it's cool.







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Or perhaps it's because you believe that sex is a private (which is not the same as "bad") thing, and there for the terms for sexual organs should not be in a public place.
But they aren't just sexual organs, I think this is the biggest problem with 80's argument.
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Why is that every single time a conservative points out stuff that is clearly going on, you accuse him/her of "crying victim"? If someone points out the truth is that "crying victim"?
He pointed out no truth.
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But, I guess the real question is, should the phrase "Vagina Monologue" have to be explained, as when you place the two together, is defined as

"a dramatic sketch performed by one actor about a canal in a female mammal that leads from the uterus to the external orifice of the genital canal"

Ok, fair enough. I could envision having this conversation with my 11 year old son as we pass the theater......

But really, though, I should explain more about what the play is about -- for real, in the writers own words --

"I could not have imagined that I would one day be talking about vaginas on talk shows in places like Athens, Greece, chanting the word vagina with four thousand women in Baltimore, or having thirty-two public orgasms a night. These things were not in my plans. In this sense, I don't think I had much to do with The Vagina Monologues. It possessed me."

So, yeah. I could probably convey this to my 11 year old son.

So, it's cool.







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Have you had to explain what viagra is yet? I mean if he watches TV or Nascar I'm sure the word has come up...
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But they aren't just sexual organs
I think they perform other "impolite" functions that are also still frowned upon for public display... but that's becoming more acceptable today too.
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Ok, fair enough. I could envision having this conversation with my 11 year old son as we pass the theater......

But really, though, I should explain more about what the play is about -- for real, in the writers own words --

"I could not have imagined that I would one day be talking about vaginas on talk shows in places like Athens, Greece, chanting the word vagina with four thousand women in Baltimore, or having thirty-two public orgasms a night. These things were not in my plans. In this sense, I don't think I had much to do with The Vagina Monologues. It possessed me."

So, yeah. I could probably convey this to my 11 year old son.

So, it's cool.







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THEN DON"T GO SEE THE PLAY!!!!

Your explanation to your son: "It's an ad for a play, honey. It's a subject that adults would understand more than you would right now. I think you'd find it boring."

Why is it that the rest of us need to censor things that don't need to be censored because some people are a little touchy?
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No. I have not explained Viagra. But sometimes, I wake him up at 3am so we can watch Girls Gone Wild commercials together.
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THEN DON"T GO SEE THE PLAY
I'd love to go see the play. Why are you yelling at me to not go see the play?

Right, I'm just supporting the argument that it's ok to try and expose your children to things in their own good time. No big deal.

So, yeah, sometimes society throws stuff at you, and sometimes you wish they wouldn't. It's ok that you wish they wouldn't. It's ok that sometimes you feel they've gone too far. All you can do is state that fact and move on.

Thanks 80s.
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So, yeah, sometimes society throws stuff at you, and sometimes you wish they wouldn't. It's ok that you wish they wouldn't. It's ok that sometimes you feel they've gone too far. All you can do is state that fact and move on.

This is true. I'll remember this next time someone gets upset about removing religious symbols from a courthouse.
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I gotta quit. Too much having it both ways here. First we have to censor so the kiddies are protected from ickiness, then it's not icky, just not modest enough, then we're going to see the play. I can't keep up.
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I gotta quit. Too much having it both ways here. First we have to censor so the kiddies are protected from ickiness, then it's not icky, just not modest enough, then we're going to see the play. I can't keep up.
The beauty of "moral" arguments is that they don't have to be set in stone.
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Yeah, but did you play the youtube video! Hoohaa!!!!!

Seriously Martha, what's wrong with having it both ways? ickiness? No, it's just a lot for kids to handle. Prefer to have those discussions when it seems like the right time --

like after the school district has spent all day showing them sex ed movies. Then a parent really has to step up and get er done.


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