AFTER a summer lull, the whirlwind of North Korea-centred diplomacy that marked the first half of the year is about to resume. This week officials from North and South Korea met at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone on the border and declared that their leaders would meet, for the third time, in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, next month. It all represents an extraordinarily rapid change following previously frozen relations—and North Korean nuclear belligerence.
Since its initial Off-Broadway run init has been performed in over countries in scores of languages. Today, all proceeds made from a production of "The Vagina Monologues" go to a charity fighting against such injustice. The empowering play, which is based on actual interviews with over women, has quite literally become a movement.
V-Day is a movement that grew out of the untold stories of women. The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence. With creativity and determination, V-activists around the world tirelessly work to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sex slavery.
August marks the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII. However, for the 'comfort women,' civilians forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military between andthere has been no escape from the war and no answer for its harm. In support of these women and their fight for an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government, V-Day has joined with organizations across East and Southeast Asia to launch the "Global V-Day Campaign for Justice to 'Comfort Women.
Robinson, who plans to be a double major in history and theater, came up with the idea for the set of the play to be a house this year. Women today are challenging stereotypes. The monologues allowed me to find strength within myself and taught me not to let society to push me down.
We were worried. We were worried about vaginas. The opening lines of The Vagina Monologues still get my blood pumping.
Print E-mail Letter to the editor. W hen we were younger, forced apologies were a regular occurrence. It always seemed like some adult was constantly asking us to say sorry.
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Some people may think that being diagnosed with uterine cancer, followed by an extensive surgery that led to a month of debilitating infections, rounded off by months of chemotherapy, might get a girl down. But, in truth, this has not been my poison. This has not been what pulses through me late at night and keeps me pacing and awake.
Still, I simply couldn't resist the chance to highlight the great and often invisible work of grassroots feminists. Driven to make sure the oppression they witnessed or experienced is not repeated, they are breaking the silence, speaking truth to power, exposing atrocities and reminding us that women's rights are inherently connected to the future of our world. Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues and as the founder of V-Day.