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Eve Ensler

Building Bridges: 'The Vagina Monologues' At Winona State University

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

The co-directors of WSU's 11th annual production of The Vagina Monologues have included two original pieces: the story of a "genderqueer" person who struggles with their relationship with their vagina, and the story of a non-op trans* woman who wishes she had a vagina but cannot.

One Billion Bodies Reclaimed!

Gillian Schutte | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Gillian Schutte

The network of V-Day volunteers spreads to all four corners of the world. It is a subtle and respectful spread of sisterly support that does not impose neocolonialism or euro-centricity onto local or indigenous communities.

One Billion Rising in Miami

Suzan McDowell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

We aim to put ourselves and gender-based violence "out of business" by ending violence against women. A billion will rise and dance. And in Miami you can too. Join us. Happy Valentines Day!

Climate Change and Violence: We Must Listen

V-Day | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

by Matt Petersen I have a confession. I am stuck in a bad relationship. In fact, I think we are all stuck in a bad relationship. And what are th...

One Billion Rising

Susie Tompkins Buell | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Susie Tompkins Buell

Why aren't women and girls rioting the streets in protest of violence? Have we learned to accept violence as part of our global culture? Is this the kind of world we want our children and grandchildren to inherit? Have we given up? The answer is a resounding and an unequivocal NO.

Locals Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence Worldwide

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoans on Thursday will join activists throughout the world in marking the 15th anniversary of V-Day with One Billion Rising, an international ral...

You Don't Need a Lover to Celebrate Valentine's Day This Year

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many of us women will begin to feel lonely just anticipating the holiday that celebrates all our wildest fantasies of knockout romance, great sex and never-ending, off-the-charts love. But this year, I have a better idea.

The Man Box and The Cult of Masculinity

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

Violence doesn't happen in a vacuum. To address and to end violence against women globally, we must consider the factors and circumstances that contr...

N. Jerin Arifa: Islamophobia Encourages Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

There is significant and well-justified concern within the feminist community and beyond about Muslim women's rights. Just look at what is happening in countries like Afghanistan.

Adam Hochschild: Fatal Convergence

V-Day | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

I have found myself thinking recently about violence against women in two different times and places, and wondering what these stories might tell us about why such brutality has been such a searing, tragic part of human experience for so long.

Sally Fisher: The Intersection of HIV/AIDS & Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

Women around the world have made huge strides, achieved political power, status, money, and celebrity. We make critical differences around conference tables, negotiating tables in the arts and in the courts everywhere, and yet we live in the midst of a global culture of violence.

Beautiful Uprising: Women Lead in the Dance on Valentines Day

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

"Today, on the planet, a billion women -- one of every three women on the planet -- will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That's ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence."

One Billion Raped, One Billion Rising

Kiri Westby | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Kiri Westby

This V-DAY, February 14th, ONE BILLION OF US will rise up in towns and cities around the world. People like you and me, coming together to show their support for a different kind of world.

Our Biography Is Our Biology

V-Day | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

All war metaphors must go. You cannot fight for peace. Peace is the path. You cannot win a war on cancer or violence against women or anything else you don't want. Fighting something always makes it bigger.

Rise Up With Terpsichore

Lisa Levart | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa Levart

In ancient Greece, it was believed that the pursuit of the humanities could bring us closer to the sacred. Dance, music, painting and literature, according to Greek mythology, were given to humankind by the nine Muses.

Keeping the Movement on Track

Barbara Borst | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

India has been in an uproar for weeks over sexual violence against women.

Solidarity Against Rape and Pillage, Domination Culture, Protection of The Sacred Feminine

Jacob Devaney | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

We see it in child slavery, child prostitution, and prisons, but we also see it happening to our sacred places in nature. Is it fair to say that clear-cutting a whole forest and destroying all of its diverse life-forms is an expression of rape and pillage?

Finding Your Worth: Advice from the Cast of Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature

Jazmin Kay | Posted 03.10.2013 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

As a 15-year-old girl, it is so easy to be taken in by the burdens of girlhood. We absorb so much of our surrounding influences, it is easy to find yourself feeling lost and emotional. In Emotional Creature, playwright and activist Eve Ensler teaches us to love these emotions and utilize them.

Violent Economic "Reforms" and the Growing Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

Could there be a connection between the growth of violent, undemocratically imposed, unjust and unfair, economic policies and the growth of crimes against women?

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature Speaks the Language of Girls

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.

Why I'm a V-Girl

Samantha Santiago | Posted 02.09.2013 | Teen
Samantha Santiago

I felt like there was no purpose to being in this world and there were even times when I thought that I was a mistake. All of this changed when I stumbled upon an audition for the reading of Emotional Creature.

Girls Are Being Undone Everywhere

Molly Houlahan | Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen
Molly Houlahan

We are taught to pick ourselves apart: our thighs, our hair, our stomachs, our arms, our lips, our eyes, all of it wrong. When we're not hating ourselves, we are hating each other.

Grateful for Just Being Girls

Leah Chase | Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen
Leah Chase

I recommend it to all the boys who ask me why I'm so odd, and all the people who come to me for advice or feel like they're alone in the world.

Make Way For the Emotional Creatures Who Aren't Afraid To Dance

Amy Leon | Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen
Amy Leon

It is the freedom to say the word "vagina" and not feel the need to do the apologetic cringe afterward, the courage to talk about my sexual abuse in public to hopefully empower other girls to free themselves of the experiences that bind them.

"If It's With Your Mouth, Does It Count?" -- Sex, Art and Women -- An Interview With the Founders of A Red-Lipped Rebellion

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Carey Purcell

"Maybe subliminal is the way to sneak it in. In the whole mixture of things, the best way to get the message across is through art. In my deepest intuition, I know art is the way to get it done," says Samantha Shane, co-founder of A Red Lipped Rebellion.