“The Hoohaa Monologues”?

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Popular Culture, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

10948367_240x180_1Are you kidding me?  The whole point of the play is to demystify, confront, and embrace the concept of the vagina as a natural, healthy human organ.  You defeat the purpose when you censor the damn play:

A modified marquee in Atlantic Beach has been drawing some attention. "Hoohaa" replaced a word in the title of a play after a driver complained about finding the previous wording offensive.

The marquis for Atlantic Theaters advertises a number of plays including, the Masquerade Ball, Band Jam, and now The Hoohaa Monologues.

And this, from the same article, made me laugh out loud:

Some said hoohaa is a strange word and that its definition depends on its context, while others said it sounds like a country band.

UPDATE, RELATED (although I’m not sure why):  Anna Nicole Smith is dead.

UPDATE, RELATED:  Speaking of women, the Amanda Marcotte controversy is over.  Edwards is standing by the blogrrrls.  Tom Tomorrow is right:

You can quibble about the details, but this is an important moment: a Democratic candidate actually refused to be played by the right-wing noise machine.

On that subject, get a load of this.  The is Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House today:

But I cannot leave this subject without examining the role of those of us on the right who flogged this story into the mainstream media and may have cost Marcotte her job. Certainly our motives lacked nobility. I will be the last to argue that anything more than “scalp hunting” animated this effort. And the questions I raised in the quote at the top of this page remains valid: Is this all we are? Is this what we have become?

In the heat of battle, it is easy to lose sight of those questions. This is not an excuse but rather an explanation. And whatever the outcome of this latest blogosphere dustup, it may be well to ask a third question: Is there anything we can do to change this dynamic? The constant back and forth of charge, counter-charge, revelation followed by the inevitable attempt to alter the discussion by pointing to the sins of the other side – all of this has become an all too familiar pattern of behavior that any rational person would have to say cheapens us all on both sides of the aisle and doesn’t solve anything. Instead, it actually breeds resentment so that the next rhubarb will follow exactly the same course with perhaps even more intensity in the use of language and invective.

A call for civility and no "scalp-hunting".  Well, that certainly is logical and sound.  Applause and love claps.  But wait — here’s what Rick was saying yesterday about the whole thing:

[Marcotte] is a rank bigot, a nauseating, die hard dogmatist whose sickening screeds against people she disagrees with (including most non-emasculated men) have sullied the debate between right and left for far too long.

Unfortunately, Marcotte’s type will always have a home on the left. She will be welcomed back with open arms and continue her unbalanced rants, raging against people whose only transgression is that they fail to fit their beliefs into her own narrow, warped, and cockeyed worldview.

Irony ain’t dead.