Campus conservatives in Rhode Island are in trouble for sending up the annual V-Day celebrations inspired by “The Vagina Monologues”. As Christina Hoff Sommers explains in National Review,
“P for Penis” Day and its mascot “Testaclese” didn’t go down too well with the authorities:

[College Republicans] papered the school with flyers that said, “My penis is majestic” and “My penis is hilarious.” The caption on one handout read, “My Penis is studious.” It showed Testaclese reclining on a couch reading Michael Barone’s Hard America, Soft America.

“Testaclese” tipped the scales when he approached the university Provost, Edward J. Kavanagh, outside the student union. Apparently taking him/it for a giant mushroom, Provost Kavanagh cheerfully greeted him. But when Testaclese presented him with an honorary award as a campus “Penis Warrior,” the stunned official realized that it was no mushroom.

Hat tip: Emanuele Ottolenghi, who, on a much more serious note, also has a piece in NR on the repercussions of the AUT’s Israeli boycott.
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