Category Archives: vagina

Eve Ensler & Staying Safe

Eve Ensler, author, Tony-award winning playwright, performer and activist, lives in New York City.  She is best known for having written “The Vagina Monologues.” Eve is also founder of the nonprofit V-Day, a global movement that uses films and stage … Continue reading

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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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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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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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V-Day/OBR Petaluma Call for ART

 

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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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HANDS OFF, Crazy!

An excellent parody!  So, who’s up for choreographing a dance to this for OBR 2014?!    

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Impact of Female Literacy

October 17 was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (also known as World Poverty Day). Thank you to Compassion International for the reminder and educational graphic (click on image to enlarge view). When it comes to extreme poverty, many … Continue reading

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MANGINA – Reclaimed & Redefined

V-Day Petaluma events were an inspiration for many a conversation this year, including letters to editor and guest commentaries in area publications.  More often than not, dialog was constructive and motivating.  On a rare occasion it became a bit confrontational.  … Continue reading

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URGENT! Rise for VAWA NOW!

RISE – THIS IS THE MOMENT The energy from ONE BILLION RISING continues with immediate action steps! This week the House of Representatives will be voting on their version of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Women’s groups, … Continue reading

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