Controversy rages in Westchester County, New York, about the antics of three girls who promised their Principal that they wouldn’t quote explicit lines from the play “Vagina Monologues” at the High School’s open mike night. He’d made the request because there’d be younger students in the audience.
Guess what? The young ladies concerned went right ahead and recited the offending lines, and were suspended for a day.
A freedom of speech issue, or a case of gross disobedience? The local school Superintendent believed the former, overturning the punishments after the case featured on NBC’s Today show. At least one blog favoured the latter option:
Those kids didn’t need their suspension overturned, what they needed was a paddle, or a bar of soap.