Woke Princeton Students Ready To Perform Show... About Why Women Need To Kill Babies
Princeton University students are in for a treat this weekend. And by "treat," I mean a horrifying display of how far society has fallen in the past few years.
The students are set to perform something called, "To All the Babies I’ve Killed Before: A Love/Hate Letter to Storytelling ." I'm not actually sure what to call it. I don't know if it's a play, a musical, a slam poetry competition, or what. The description says it "aims to investigate the challenges of being heard and cultivating self-empowerment as a queer, cognitively-disabled (ADHD) woman in artistic spaces that traditionally center archaic, western, patriarchal narratives grounded in firm structures of storytelling and comedy."
So that tells me nothing.
\u201cThis weekend, @Princeton students will perform the disturbing title: "To All the Babies I\u2019ve Killed Before: A Love/Hate Letter to Storytelling ." \n\nThe performance explores "conventional theater-writing and theater-making processes through an intersectional lens of femininity,\u2026\u201d— Mary Margaret Olohan (@Mary Margaret Olohan) 1682090608
By doing a little digging, I discovered the show is, in fact, a musical directed by and starring senior Jenni Lawson. Specifically, it's a "zany, metatheatrical musical comedy extravaganza". Whatever that is.
"The title of this show twists a well-known saying to many writers, 'sometimes you have to kill your babies,' in a manner designed to pose the questions: Why should I? And who are you to tell me what I have to do?"
Oh, so maybe this is just about writing, then. Maybe the "babies" are just the extra storylines that have to be edited out of written pieces.
"Questions of agency and womanhood have, of course, long plagued our society in more ways than just artistic expression. Today, in the U.S., more than 19 million women live in contraceptive deserts, lacking access to affordable reproductive healthcare, and legislative proposals across many states threaten to exacerbate this disparity even further."
Then it directs students to the Planned Parenthood website. Because of course, it does.
The show also contains a content warning for "references to abortion, references to body dysmorphia and eating disorders, vehicular assault, references to and depictions of physical assault, and gunshot sounds."
Sounds so uplifting.
\u201cShow includes a content warning: "This production includes references to abortion, references to body dysmorphia and eating disorders, vehicular assault, references to and depictions of physical assault, and gunshot sounds."\n\nhttps://t.co/TCKc5LTig3\u201d— Mary Margaret Olohan (@Mary Margaret Olohan) 1682090608
What a reflection of the current state of "higher education" - using a well-intended literary term as a way to explain why women need to kill their babies. I shouldn't have expected any less.
Lily is a Zoomer college dropout who somehow landed a writing gig here at LwC.com. In her spare time, she enjoys going for runs, touching grass, and occasionally tweeting tweets for fellow tweeters.
Facebook doesn't want you reading this post or any others lately. Their algorithm hides our stories and shenanigans as best it can. The best way to stick it to Zuckerface? Bookmark LouderWithCrowder.com and check us out throughout the day! Also, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.