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Old 02-08-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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The Hoohaa Monologues

I can't believe someone actually complained about that-and is actually concerned about a child seeing the word vagina. That's what it's called, get over it. Seems to me there are so many other things you should be spending your time protecting your children from-and that you should tell them the proper words for body parts, and teach them to be comfortable with those, at a certain age. I'd much rather have a kid use the word vagina than any slang word for it. I find the slang words far more objectionable, and objectifying of women.

So ironic of course given what that play is about. I've never seen it, but I've read and heard about it.


http://www.news4jax.com/entertainmen...46/detail.html

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A modified marquee in Atlantic Beach has been drawing some attention. "Hoohaa" replaced a word in the title of a play after a driver complained about finding the previous wording offensive.

The marquis for Atlantic Theaters advertises a number of plays including, the Masquerade Ball, Band Jam, and now The Hoohaa Monologues.

Some said hoohaa is a strange word and that its definition depends on its context, while others said it sounds like a country band.

However, it's not a band at all. In fact, most people know hoohah by a different name -- vagina.

"We got a complaint about this play The Vagina Monologues," said Bryce Pfanenstiel, of the Atlantic Theater.

The Hoohah Monologues is a replacement title for The Vagina Monologues -- a well-known play about that part of the female body.

"We decided we would just use child slang for it. That's how we decided on Hoohah Monologues," Pfanenstiel said.

They did this after a driver who saw it complained to the theater, saying she was upset that her niece saw it.

"I'm on the phone and asked 'What did you tell her?' She's like, 'I'm offended I had to answer the question,'" Pfanenstiel said.

Some parents said they applaud the title change.

The theater said they're trying not to offend anyone, but the publicity doesn't hurt.

"We hope people understand we're trying to do the right thing. But as far as doing it for attention, we're a comedy club, we do all kinds of shenanigans," Pfanenstiel said.

The play is being brought to the theater by a group of law school students and all of the proceeds are going to various charity organizations.

The director of the play said she was going ask the theater and comedy club to return the title back to its original name.
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Va-jay-jay.

God forbid some parent might have to explain to a kid what a vagina is.
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Va-jay-jay.

God forbid some parent might have to explain to a kid what a vagina is.
Do you want your 4 year old going around saying the word all over the place?
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That's where proper parenting skills come in.
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Do you want your 4 year old going around saying the word all over the place?
My cousin's 3 year old asked "mommy where's your penis, did it fall off?" Instead of making up some story, she explained to him that mommies have vaginas and don't have penises. The child never went around repeating the word or asking everyone about it. Children are curious, that's the nature of childhood. Be honest with them...
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Do you want your 4 year old going around saying the word all over the place?
No, so explain to him that it's inappropriate to do so.


That reminds me of my ultra-conservative next door neighbors. I babysat their four kids and one day I heard them making comments to each other about my "dark" friend. Apparently, their parents were too worried the kids would accidentally say something offensive that they never explained that is NORMAL for some people not to be white. I said "oh, that's my friend so-and-so and she was adopted from Bangladesh, that's why she is darker skinned." They never made any remarks about it after that.
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A penis or vagina is part of the human body. Why acting as if there wasn't such a thing?
You don't have to tell your children what adults are doing with these, but it's crazy to tell them some stories or something.

That reminds me of the swimming course I was taking when I was about four years old.
Boys and girls changed clothes in the same room, and when we were chanigng one day I accidentally saw that there was something different at another person.
So I asked my mum and she just told me that this is a girl and they don't have penises.

I wasn't traumatized for life because of that.
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Do you want your 4 year old going around saying the word all over the place?
Get over it, 80s. It's not a swear word. Although some of the people you vote for might think it is.
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Get over it, 80s. It's not a swear word. Although some of the people you vote for might think it is.
It's not a swear word, you're right. But swear words aren't the only words that it's inappropriate for kids to run around saying.

So you would be okay with your 4 year old running around saying it?
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So you would be okay with your 4 year old running around saying it?
Do kids run around saying "arm", "leg", or "foot"?
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No, so explain to him that it's inappropriate to do so.



Exactly, 80's. This isn't rocket science here.

Why is it so hard for some parents to have an actual conversation or explain something to their children?
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Why is it so hard for some parents to have an actual conversation or explain something to their children?

Because vaginas are dirty and shameful and we should never talk about them.

Think of the children April!!

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Because vaginas are dirty and shameful and we should never talk about them.

Think of the children April!!


Oh, damn, that's right. Silly me!


I really don't get it. The human body is something that should be celebrated, and talked about. Embarrassment over it can only lead to bad things, whether it's discomfort with their own bodies, leading to low self-esteem, or much worse problems later on.
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