Earlier in the year, Notre Dame was threatening to shut down all future performances of The Vagina Monologues. This is part of a bigger movement involving the catholic church’s desire to stop the show at ALL catholic colleges. As I suspected, the Notre Dame president hadn’t previously seen the show. Now that he has, he still doesn’t agree with a lot of what’s said in the play, but has apparently decided not to censor it. I was particularly pleased to read this quote from him:
“If I didn’t learn anything from all this, I’d be very disappointed and surprised. What I learned was we do really need to find ways to advance discussion about issues that have to do with women.”
It gives me hope that maybe we’re not heading towards the theocracy Sheeva predicted a few months ago.