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Despite Bishop’s Criticism, Siena Heights University is Going Ahead with "The V-Monologues"

According to the Daily Telegram, a performance of The Vagina Monologues will continue at Adrian, Mich. Siena Heights University despite criticism of the play by Diocese of Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea.

Three female students and two faculty advisers are putting on the play April 19 and 20 in the Rueckert Auditorium in Dominican Hall on the Siena Heights University campus. 

In a statement, Bishop Boyea described the play as “…completely contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church…”

A written statement from the University admits that the play “contains offensive language and describes activities that are clearly in opposition to Catholic moral teaching.” But the University says it “has the obligation” to explore topics such as “preventing violence against women and girls globally…within the context of the Catholic tradition.”

The play is “a series of narcissistic speeches about the physical appearance of female sexual organs, masturbation, lesbian coupling and other topics that are equally dismissive of the true worth of a woman,” Bishop Boyea said.

“There’s no uproar at Siena,” Nicholas Kaplan, assistant professor of Spanish and a faculty adviser for the performance, told the Telegram.

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