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  • Here's the reason this all-women's college cancelled its yearly 'Vagina Monologues'

    01/15/2015 3:33:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 15, 2015 | | Ashe Schow |
    The “Vagina Monologues” was once a yearly tradition at Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school in Massachusetts. But not this year. The reason? Apparently the show is no longer feminist enough and actually hurts women because it doesn’t include monologues from trans-women. Suddenly, the most feminist play in America is both transphobic and racist. “At its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman,” wrote Erin Murphy, a representative for the school’s Theatre Board, said in a campus-wide email obtained by Campus Reform. “Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that...
  • All-Women’s College Cancels “Vagina Monologues” Play Because It’s Not “Inclusive” of Transgender

    01/16/2015 5:51:02 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    How many transgender students are currently enrolled at Mount Holyoke? . . . Zero. Via Campus Reform: Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s college in Massachusetts, is retiring its annual production of the Vagina Monologues this year because the play is not inclusive of transgender students. The annual production of the play is part of a country-wide tradition to perform Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness about gender-based violence and usually coincides with the V-Day campaign. The proceeds are donated to sexual assault prevention organizations or women’s rights organizations.
  • Colleges rethinking minority orientation (Anti-White Racism Alive and Well in Massachusetts)

    09/08/2003 6:26:54 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 29 replies · 295+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9-8-03 | Marcella Bombardieri
    <p>SOUTH HADLEY -- When Naeema Hernandez arrived for her first year at Mount Holyoke College, she was welcomed by a campus that, for two days, had no white American students at all.</p> <p>"You're scared when you first come in, and you have questions like, `Is there a lot of racism here?' " said Hernandez, now a sophomore, who is from New York and identifies herself as African-American.</p>
  • Massachusetts Women Find Unexpected Home at Firing Range

    05/19/2002 12:46:42 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 219+ views
    AP ^ | 4/16/02 | Justin Pope
    Massachusetts Women Find Unexpected Home at Firing RangeExperts Say Women Showing Increasing Interest in Gun-Related Groups, Magazines By JUSTIN POPE .c The Associated Press SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (May 16) - All week, college student Sabrina Clark looks forward to blowing off some steam in an unexpected place. Other Mount Holyoke College undergraduates might find relief from their studies in a bar or a gym. Clark finds it at the local firing range. ``It's definitely like a meditation,'' Clark, 20, said between rounds from a 9 mm handgun. ``I do long-distance running and I hate it. This is much more stress-relieving.''...