Category Archives: Freedom from violence

Design your March For Justice sign

Is your sign ready for the February 14 “One Billion Rising ~ March For Justice?”  If not, then plan to join us as we gather to create our unique signs! Join us at the Petaluma Senior Center, 211 Novak Drive, … Continue reading

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Flash Mobbing Our Way to 1 Billion Rising!

Last Friday, January 24, Petaluma community members began flash mobbing to the 1 Billion Rising anthem, “Break The Chain” in assorted areas of downtown Petaluma and returned for another series the following evening.  Thanks to a stealth Argus Courier photographer, … Continue reading

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We Value Your Safety

Guided To Safety, Sponsor of One Billion Rising North Bay/Petaluma is also the proud Sponsor of … Learn to … Avoid – Escape – Deceive To Escape Neutralize When All Else Fails This event is designed to educate women of … Continue reading

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2013: Good, Bad & Ugly for Women

There was a lot to celebrate in 2013 for women in the media. But some things aren’t changing fast enough.  This video recaps the media highs and lows for women.

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Alabama Man Won’t Serve Prison Time for Raping 14-Year-Old

Austin Smith Clem raped a teenager three times. His punishment: supervision and probation. by Molly Redden Mother Jones Brian Jones, the Limestone County district attorney, tells Mother Jones that he is “reviewing available options to set aside this sentence and … Continue reading

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Join Us November 20!

Join Us for Petaluma’s 2014 ({V}) Season Informational Meeting Wednesday, November 20 Hello V-Sisters & V-Brothers, What a wild ride our 2013 ({V}) season was with the addition of One Billion Rising!  Thank You to all who participated! And now … Continue reading

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Chinese Women Defend Their Vaginas

by Rachel Lu Foreign Policy When 17 female students at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), one of China’s most prestigious colleges, posted photographs of themselves holding up messages like “My Vagina Says: I Want Freedom,” they probably didn’t expect … Continue reading

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Smart Move, UC Berkeley!

Cal Consent Campaign Posters Remind You Halloween Costumes Aren’t An Excuse To Be Rapey by Tyler Kingkaide HuffPost A student-driven campaign at the University of California-Berkeley is reminding people on campus that no matter how revealing a Halloween costume might … Continue reading

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Jock Culture Isn’t Rape Culture When Women Are Playing Sports

by Erin Gloria Ryan Jezebel Lizzy Seeberg, Daisy Coleman, the Steubenville rape victim — all three young women were targeted by young men who had two things in common: they felt entitled to the bodies of women regardless of whether … Continue reading

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Campuses Must Rise

College and university students continue to file sexual assault charges; administrations continue to violate Title IX.  Campuses, it’s time to RISE! UConn students file sexual assault complaints By Jason Song LA Times Joining a growing list of students who allege … Continue reading

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