Thursday, March 27, 2008

Walk Out Video

The video of the walk out tonight. The actual "protest" is only about the first 30 seconds, and then at 2:33 one of the cast member cracks a joke about there being empty seats.
Courtesy of North Quad freelancer Aldrich Anderson


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was great... Unfortunately, the video is a little dark.

I only wish there could have been more protestors.

As some of the tradtional Catholics on campus have shared, they didn't participate because they thought it would make us look stupid and because they thought we just need to pray and fast more.

In the off-chance that one of them reads this comment, please share your thoughts on this matter.

Since when did action, on top of prayer and fasting, become stupid and inappropriate?

If we really want to change things on campus, we don't just have to pray and fast, but we need to write, protest, stand up, and walk out. Too many kids get away thinking that there aren't other opinions on the matter, or that, even if there are, they don't actually acheieve anything.

We need to do more.

Ben said...

One thing that struck me from being at the Monologues (and then leaving after the first act) was that aside from the controversy and hype, the Monologues aren't that big on campus. The audience wasn't that big (especially when you subtract the protesters), there weren't that many people involved in the production and apparently only about 10% of the audience stayed for the academic panel.

Compare that to the Edith Stein Project which is the Catholic answer to the Monologues. There is a whole day of talks and events from lots of students, faculty and some fairly big name speakers. Lots of people from outside the university come and it is always well attended.

The Monologues are put on and supported by a small, vocal minority and don't at all reflect the overall atmosphere of ND.I wish people like the Newman Society would realize that.

Still I agree we need to take some action and not just ignore it.

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of this video is that you can hear the middle aged women in the audience (presumably there to relive their 70s feminism glory days) exclaiming "BOO! BOO-HISS!" to the walkout.

If only it were a little bit lighter...

Scott said...

My favorite part of this video is that you can hear the middle aged women in the audience (presumably there to relive their 70s feminism glory days) exclaiming "BOO! BOO-HISS!" to the walkout.

Any chance it was Wolbrecht? Diogenes at Off the Record has a short entry here and notes, "You'd need to be a professor, or a politician, to congratulate Godzilla on speaking the truth to power."

Anonymous said...

Actually, the Monologues were quite well attended. Just about every seat was taken.

The Edith Stein Project had very, very poor attendance. It was very sad.

All kinds of people across all age groups attended the monologues, not just old feminists. Even the President of the alumni club attended, just to see what the fuss was all about.