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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Funny/Not Funny: Mandatory Vagina Inspections

Posted by on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM

A prank letter ordering students to attend a "mandatory vagina inspection" in the gym of a Minnesota high school has administrators—and police —looking for who's behind it.

The letter, written on official-looking letterhead for Prior Lake High School in Savage, Minnesota, was hand-delivered to the mailboxes of at least 50 families, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

 

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Depends. If there was further context regarding WHY these inspections were happening, it could be funny. Say it had to do with abstinence only education: funny. Say it had to do with ensuring they weren't having abortions: funny. If there's no context, it's just lazy, but not UNfunny exactly.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on May 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Peteykins 2
Here's how I explain situations like this:

GOOD bad taste subverts the status quo, while BAD bad taste gives the status quo a leg-up.

This is clearly a case of the latter.
Posted by Peteykins http://sparklepony.blogspot.com on May 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM · Report this
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Has anyone got the results of their State Wallet Inspections back yet? I sent mine in as requested a few weeks ago and was expecting it back by now...........
Posted by Foonken2 on May 15, 2014 at 12:36 PM · Report this
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Senior pranks are conceived by teenagers to be funny to other teenagers, so 9 times out of 10 they're dogshit.
Posted by The CHZA on May 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM · Report this
Amalink 5
my gut reaction was to vote for inappropriate but then I stopped to think. And I had to wonder 'what kind of complete doofus would you have to be to fall for something that stupid?'

So I think if they were making a statement then it's just immature and funny. If they really expected anyone to fall for it then they are stupider than the people they sent it to and I weep for the future.
Posted by Amalink on May 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM · Report this
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This isn't funny at all. Who knows what girls could be hiding in their vaginas these days? Schools aren't safe. Rap bands are on MTV. Back in my day children wouldn't mock such serious business as routine medical examinations.
Posted by GermanSausage on May 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM · Report this
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Might as well prepare the students and their parents for what they can expect when the TeaParty/Republican Party takes over.

(Slap a little political context on it and it makes sense.)
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on May 15, 2014 at 1:17 PM · Report this
meanie 8
No one is pointing out that the dirty horrible offensive word, VAGINA, had to be blacked out on a news broadcast.

Posted by meanie http://www.spicealley.net on May 15, 2014 at 1:19 PM · Report this
seatackled 9
Senior prank. In San Francisco, there was a Mandatory Penis Inspection letter at a high school. The good thing is that the people behind it managed a pretty clever prank without vandalism; the bad thing is that, according to the article linked below, they probably just googled the prank and plagiarized it. And so the vagina inspection is not funny because it's not original.

http://blog.sfgate.com/education/2014/05…
Posted by seatackled on May 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM · Report this
Tovirus 10
Hi-larious! I used to want to put a sign that read, "Vaginal Wellness Clinic - walk ins welcome" in my apt window.
Never did it though.
Posted by Tovirus on May 15, 2014 at 1:23 PM · Report this
Simone 11
I wasn't a part of my senior HS prank and whatever it was it wasn't great because I don't remember it.
Posted by Simone on May 15, 2014 at 1:37 PM · Report this
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Technically, putting stuff in mailboxes is illegal:
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consumeraw…

(though of course, prosecuting this would be ridiculous)
Posted by wxPDX on May 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 14
@10 - Walk-in vaginas sound really nice in concept--so luxurious and spacious--but they're ultimately just impractical.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on May 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM · Report this
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It's funny if for no other reason that it made the local news. In fact, I think *that* may be the true prank.
Posted by madcap on May 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM · Report this
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I'm with @15. The joke is how much time the school administration and news put into this stupid joke.

Since it didn't target a specific individual, what is the big deal? Bet the administration is putting more time into this than their last school bullying or sexual harassment incident! And I'm sure the news media is.
Posted by cracked on May 15, 2014 at 3:19 PM · Report this
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At least the San Francisco news outlet referred to in @9 above got that it was a joke, and treated it as such. "The reality is, it takes great skill to pull off a great senior prank, one that does not destroy property and includes creativity, intelligence and perfect planning."

The news media in Minnesota treated it like the idea that it could a threat to something could be credible.
Posted by cracked on May 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM · Report this
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Isn't this just a cleverly constructed rape joke?
Posted by Spike1382 on May 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM · Report this
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Considering that more than one state now requires invasive medical procedures for all women who seek an abortion, the "outrage" over this prank seems misplaced.

Mandatory vaginal ultrasounds are a reality.

Your outrage is severely misdirected, America.
Posted by America, Sort Your Priorities on May 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM · Report this
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How is this a 'school prank' when the school wasn't the target of the prank?
Posted by ignatz ratzkywatzky on May 16, 2014 at 3:11 AM · Report this
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Did they only ask boys if they found it funny? No one asked a girl who knew they student culture whether it seemed like a hilarious send-up of uptight adults or just a creepy prank?
Posted by Orsh on May 16, 2014 at 4:37 AM · Report this

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