Eastern Michigan University says productions of “The Vagina Monologues” are no longer welcome on campus because the play excludes men who identify as women.
“Survey respondents opposing the production consistently indicated they were concerned that the play centers on cisgender women, that the play’s version of feminism excludes some women, including trans women, and that overall, ‘The Vagina Monologue’ lacks diversity and inclusion,” Ann Arbor News reports.
The newspaper reports the decision to cancel “The Vagina Monologues” came after they conducted a survey and held a workshop titled, “Not all women have vaginas.”
So the university’s women’s resource center is basically cancelling a play that celebrates feminism because it doesn’t include men.
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— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) November 20, 2018
“We feel that making this decision is in line with the WRC mission of recognizing and celebrating the diverse representations of women on campus along with the overall mission of the Department of Diversity and Community Involvement, in which the WRC is housed, of supporting and empowering minoritized students and challenging systems and structures that perpetuate inequities,” read an email from the women’s resource center. “We truly believe that it is important to center our minoritized students and this decision is in line with this mission driven value.”
The university had considered rewriting the play but were not permitted to do so because of copyright issues.
Perhaps Eastern Michigan University could write a new theatrical production: “The Chromosome Monologues.”