Wednesday, February 16, 2005

No Vaginas in Uganda

From Ugando Anarchism by way of The New Vision comes word that the Ugandan Media Council has put the kaibash on an upcoming performance of the Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" to be held Kampala. While no reason yet has been given for why the play has been shutdown one can safely assume that the issue of violence against women was a bit too hot for the paternalistic authorities to handle. Following the ruling, one of the plays supporters, Sarah Mukasa of Akina Mama wa Afrikawas, was quoted as saying:
“Nobody should deny Ugandans a chance to listen to the testimonies of violence against women simply because of the word vagina. This word is in our biology books. Are we going to delete it?”
Good question.


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