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Vagina Monologues playwright: ‘It never said a woman is someone with a vagina’ (The Guardian)

Published: 16 January 2015 > V-Day

Photograph: Martin Argles/The Guardian By Oliver Laughland (The Guardian) After theatre group at all-female Mount Holyoke College blasts the play for not doing enough to include transgender people and people of colour, Eve Ensler tells the Guardian: ‘I would like to believe the play is outdated but sadly it isn’t’ The playwright…

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Holyoke Is Too PC For Vagina Monologues (Daily Beast)

Published: 16 January 2015 > V-Day

By Lizzie Crocker (Daily Beast) Mount Holyoke College is not allowing a performance of The Vagina Monologues after complaints it’s transphobic. But when did artistic censorship become a good feminist look? Ever since the 1996 Off-Broadway premiere of The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler to “celebrate the vagina” and women’s…

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This Women’s College Canceled ‘The Vagina Monologues’: Find Out Why But not everyone’s on board with the decision (MTV)

Published: 16 January 2015 > V-Day

By Gil Kaufman (MTV) Late last year, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, redefined the admissions policy for the traditionally all-female school to include any academically qualified students — regardless of their anatomy or gender identity. The only caveat was that prospective attendees could not be biologically male and…

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In The News: V-Men in the making by Colani Hlatshwayo

Published: 7 January 2015 > V-Day

Read the original article online at the Swazi Observer The following is an interview put forward to a young men’s organisation which supports the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign. Here are some V-Men in the making! 1.  What is the Swaziland Youth Empowerment Organisation  and what do you do?…

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In The News: Filipinos rise for justice

Published: 28 March 2014 > V-Day

Read the original post at bulatlat.com HERE On February 14, 2014, women’s rights advocates gathered to rise for One Billion Rising for Justice, a global movement to stop violence against women and children. In the Philippines, women’s group Gabriela and One Billion Rising global director Monique Wilson led the campaign….

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In The News: V-Activist and Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative Founder Agnes Pareiyo Honored in Nairobi

Published: 10 March 2014 > V-Day

Pomp and colour at inaugural Inspirational Women of the Year awards 2014   07-03-2014 By : NGEC COMMUNICATIONS Friday March 7, 2014, on the eve of the International Women’s day, at the Hilton Hotel Nairobi, history was unfolding; the ballroom was filled to capacity, 49 honourees of the first ever…

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Monique Wilson, Hacienda Luisita women dance for justice BY PIA RANADA

Published: 7 March 2014 > V-Day

Read the original article and view more photos at Rappler online HERE PEASANT WOMEN RISING. Theater actress and One Billion Rising Global Coordinator Monique Wilson dances with the peasant women of Hacienda Luisita to call for genuine land reform. All photos by Dax Simbol/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – World-famous stage actress…

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In the News: New Revolutions? Finding and Naming Them for Transnational Feminisms By Zillah Eisenstein

Published: 5 March 2014 > V-Day

In Beirut, +20 women rose boldly to dance in unity w/ their sisters around the world defying injustice against women. My writing is a small offering to give political voice to the extra-ordinary attempt at trans-national and cultural and racial and class and gender solidarity. It is to give a…

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In the News: Monique Wilson to receive St. Scholastica’s Hildegarde Award for Women in Media By Lester Babiera

Published: 3 March 2014 > V-Day

Read the original article at Inquirer.net HERE  MONIQUE Wilson, Sister Mary John, Jonathan Rondina of St. Scholastica’s College International stage actor and women’s rights advocate Monique Wilson will receive the Hildegarde Lifetime Achievement Award for media and the performing arts from St. Scholastica’s College on March 8. Wilson fell in love with theater…

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In the News: Monique Wilson, Eve Ensler reach out to Yolanda survivors By MST Lifestyle

Published: 3 March 2014 > V-Day

Read the original article online at Manila Standard Today HERE As the country reels in the havoc from Typhoon Yolanda’s catastrophic damage that plowed across six islands in the country, donations and aid from overseas continue to pour in. Images from ground zero compelled Monique Wilson, One Billion Rising Director…

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