When the Priest's Away...

Being a SLAC with a Catholic bent, our president is off listening to the Pope lay down the new directives on education and Catholicism. That'd bother me immensely, except that as I was out to the grocery store today I ran into one of my students who not only told me she'd been accepted into one of the Master's programs she wanted but also invited me to a luau being thrown on campus.

Her parting shot was the best though.

"There's a drag show at six. It should be fun."

I'm almost intrigued enough to go support this. I'm certain no one approved this far up the line - though it probably isn't what I think of when I think of a drag show either. But still, a drag show on a Sunday afternoon at a Catholic school?

Freakin' awesome.

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ash said...

maybe the show will just be a drag?

or perhaps performers will be featured dragging an object?

or they misspoke and meant a drag race? (heh--i never really thought about how amusing it would be to combine those two connotations of 'drag' into one event...)

one potential danger: if you go and it's *that* kind of drag show and it ends up being a "let's mock transgender people" thing, you may find yourself in the uncomfortable position of either having to go along with it or be the a--hole professor who speaks up and asks them to questions their assumptions and biases. neither sounds like a fun way to spend a sunday.

April 21, 2008 at 12:46 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I actually decided not to go for that very reason, plus the knowledge that if students got out of control in some way - as they are sometimes prone to here - I didn't want to be anywhere near it.

I hope it was some good kind of drag show - the student who invited me is generally fairly aware. But still, better safe than sorry. I'll ask how it went though (and may well post on it later).

April 21, 2008 at 2:34 PM