Happy V-Day from Dartmouth College!

Of course, this is elite academia we’re talking about, so the “V” has nothing to do with St. Valentine.

Nay, up in Hanover this week they are busy trying to figure out “whether the Vagina Monologues suffers from a lack of diversity”–among other vital V-related questions, all part of Dartmouth’s “V-Week”.

I’ve never seen The Vagina Monologues. But it’s been around for, I believe, 20 years or more. So whatever shock value it may have had when it was first written doubtlessly appears prudish alongside the hardcore realities of modern-day academic erotica.

It only makes sense that such antiquated material is due for a good modern day PC strip search, probing every nook and cranny for the slightest evidence of multicultural insensitivity.

Good progressives must warn students to shun the non-diverse perverse, which is the very worst kind of perverse.

To paraphrase Christopher Buckley: The Ivy mighty are known for their ability to carry out the lowest absurdity with the highest degree of solemnity.

Meanwhile, everyone’s wondering where men and manliness have run off to. Maybe they were scared off 20 years ago by The Vagina Monologues.

It’s easy–maybe too easy–to sit here and make fun of the perpetual feedback of liberal white elitist guilt embodied in hand-wringing over the lack of diversity in a play about vaginas. What isn’t so easy is to do anything to improve the state of affairs for the lost love-seeking youth of today, at the dawn of THE END OF MEN.

Love is hard for young people to find in this gender-pinched modern world, no doubt. And modern sexuality is beginning to resemble a mass psychosis.

“What Is Love?” asks Victor Hugo.

Those of us who have true love this Valentine’s Day — let us rejoice, be grateful, and take a moment to kiss our lovers.

And t0 those seeking true love: May you find it.

  1. Indaba

    I just wonder about the long term, staying power of couples who have been taught such a casual attitude to the best glue for marriage – what goes on in the love den.

    My girl friends from university who had a more open view about their willingness to have casual hook ups and what you describe above, well they are no longer married. Their kids are raised between two homes, usually parents dropping them between the cracks. This is the university crowd back a few decades.

    I dread to think about the commitment ability of young newly weds.

    I know I am training my sons to know how to spot the right women and to know what are the warning signs. Starts with, is the girl easy?

    The Vagina Monologues were more about women learning to bond with women. They were talking about how to feel beautiful. No matter how much I asked Mr. Indaba, he would not go to that play. 

  2. Kozak

    I’m waiting for the Penis Dialogues to come out.

  3. Jim  Ixtian
    Frank Soto: The self inflicted wounds are my favorite part of living in the US in its twilight.

    Where have all the good men gone?  Feminists spent the last 40 years demagoguing masculinity, and here’s the fruits of their labor. 

    The funny thing is that there are good men out there,  it’s just that Feminist ideology and the hypergamy Feminists unleashed in women have blinded women to that reality. Instead of seeing the good men around them what Feminism and hypergamy has done is blinded all too many women to most men but the top 10-20% of men(however one judges that metric-looks, status, wealth, etc.). 

    Kate Bolick is a perfect example. She was by all measures was dating a good man and dumped him because she wasn’t haaapppyyyy……and that she could do “better”…. That’s because feminism and hypergamy increased her expectations to the point that she truly believed she could do “better”(Bolick rates a ’5′ out of 10 in appearance IMO. I’m being generous) than her  boyfriend-which is the essence of hypergamy and inherent in Feminism.

    Now Bolick at age 40 is facing life alone….

    …with lots of cats.

  4. Albert Arthur
    Nathan Harden:

    I’ve never seen The Vagina Monologues. But it’s been around for, I believe, 20 years or more. So whatever shock value it may have had when it was first written doubtlessly appears prudish alongside the hardcore realities of modern-day academic erotica.· 1 hour ago

    I have suffered through a couple of productions of VM. It was awful. And that was back when I thought I was a liberal! I actually saw VM  and Passion of the Christ (on the big screen) in the same day, through an odd happenstance . There’s really no comparing the two, but let’s just say that seeing Christ flayed was far preferable to enduring some screechy monologues.

  5. Blake Neff

    As a Dartmouth student, I can at least attest that V-Week is a lot better than “Sex Week” (it’s old name) was just 4 years ago, and it’s definitely better than things were a few years before that.

    Hey, at least we aren’t Yale.

  6. Valiuth
    Kozak: I’m waiting for the Penis Dialogues to come out. · 1 hour ago

    Darn! I was going to suggest the “Penis Soliloquies”. 

  7. Cunctator

    It’s actually “Singles Awareness Day” today

  8. Chris Campion
    Kozak: I’m waiting for the Penis Dialogues to come out. · 16 hours ago

    If you ask many of the fans of the Vagina Monologues, they will tell you that that dialogue is the coin of today’s realm, and so, thusly, the need for the play arose.

    I’m sure vaginas everywhere are thankful for finally getting the chance to give voice to their concerns through this wonderful play. 

  9. Lord Humungus

    Such a graceless age.

  10. D.C. McAllister
    C

    Feminism at its core is materialism. There is no place for love, virtue, or grace in the materialistic world. This is one of the insidious dangers of any statist movement that does not recognize the individual as a unique creature made in the image of Nature’s God. Even if you’re a deist or an agnostic (I know some atheists would be included here too, but I’m still not quite sure how), you recognize the unique moral and ethical dimension of a human being. The materialists see people as parts of the machine, levers to be pulled, buttons to be pushed, not hearts to be loved or minds to be known.

  11. EJHill

    VJ-Day.jpgI, for one, am looking forward to the day when we can rewrite history for the Feminist Ministry of Truth.

  12. Frank Soto
    C

    The self inflicted wounds are my favorite part of living in the US in its twilight.

    Where have all the good men gone?  Feminists spent the last 40 years demagoguing masculinity, and here’s the fruits of their labor.  You made you’re bed, and there’s a grownup child laying in it instead of a man , now lay in it.  

  13. dittoheadadt
    Kozak: I’m waiting for the Penis Dialogues to come out.

    Will never happen. There’s no Second Act.

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