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Vulgarity doesn’t prove suffering

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd February 2005 03:00 AM

SIR— I read with complete surprise Saturday’s New Vision lead story, “MP Matembe backs Vagina Monologues.”

SIR— I read with complete surprise Saturday’s New Vision lead story, “MP Matembe backs Vagina Monologues.”
I would have imagined that she was quoted out of context had I not heard her voice on Capital FM on the same issue!
According to Matembe, just because the Government had not banned the Red Pepper, there was no justification for banning the controversial Vagina Monologues. Alas!
Matembe was the minister of Ethics and Integrity. She is on record as having fought tooth and nail to ban the Red Pepper. How can she now accuse the Government of failing to ban the Red Pepper when she was the minister in charge?
But that is beside the issue.
There is a saying that two wrongs do not make a right. The fact that the Red Pepper is still going on with its publication of pornographic material without government intervention is no licence to have another kimansulo in the name of Vagina Monologues! How can Matembe, a mother, born-again Christian, former ethics and integrity minister and a woman activist, of all people, support the Vagina Monologues! Please, you do not need to be vulgar to show the suffering of women.

Ntegye Asiimwe
Mbarara

Vulgarity doesn’t prove suffering

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