Mike Adams

Dear UNCW Human Resources Director:

After taking it easy on this beautiful Easter Sunday, I decided to check my university email account to see if there were any urgent messages. That was a big mistake. The following is a profanity-laced email I got from a UNCW student, under the subject line "My Vagina's Very Mad at You":

"From: Raab, Rebecca R.
Sent: Sat 3/26/2005 5:22 PM
To: Adams, Mike
Subject: My Vagina's Very Mad at You

Dr. Dr. (sic) Adams

'Vagina' and 'C***' are just words. The purpose of the Vagina Monologues is to unite women in a society which, from your article is obviously still 'male' centered.  I can't believe that you are a professor of criminal justice and you yourself can't understand what the Vagina Monologues does for women, specifically women who have been victims of rape and other sexual violence.  It's people like you who make it so hard for women to except their bodies.  The point of Eve Ensler's book is to expose a subject that women have always had to cover up, our vaginas, our logos.  Vaginas are a place of pleasure and pain.  So many women hate their vaginas and ultimately themselves from experiences of rape and sexual violence. I read your article and was absolutely shocked.  Is this the first time you have heard of the VM?  I mean it has been around, around UNCW for that matter, for several years. We didn't make this stuff up.  It was written by Eve Ensler!!! Read it before you start making accusations.  And for that matter, I'll have you know that President Bush wasn't even mentioned once during any of our meetings.  We don't have a political agenda in presenting the VMs.  The only Bush discussed in this play were our own!!!  Also, people talk about men and their penises all the time.  Like when a man 'thinks with his other head' (I think you must because for someone with a PhD, you sure do have (sic) closed mind)


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.