Paul From Minneapolis

Thursday, April 21, 2005

"I (heart) My Vagina"

High school rebellion:

Two Winona (Minnesota) High School students have found themselves in hot water with school officials.

Why? Because after Carrie Rethlefsen attended a performance of the play "The Vagina Monologues" last month, she and Emily Nixon wore buttons to school that read: "I [heart] My Vagina."

It’s “political speech,” says a fellow from the ACLU of Minnesota. A sidebar instant poll asks, “Student apparel – who decides?”

That seems like a minor question at this point. Let's get down to it: “Carrie Rethlefsen’s vagina – approve or disapprove?” That’s the issue here, it being political speech and all. And suddenly Carrie Rethlefsen’s opinion on the matter is the only one that counts? Where’s the give and take?