The right to bare arms

Thinking Theology

I struggle with the emphasis on women’s modesty in my religion because I fear it risks misplacing culpability for women’s objectification and implying that a certain style of clothing or behavior can be a prerequisite for respect. Being a human being should be the prerequisite for respect, and while I’d argue that many religions, including my own, wholeheartedly agree, the principle gets lost amid discussions of just how long a woman’s skirt should be.
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Eve Ensler promotes new memoir in Oakland

'The Vagina Monologues' author discusses rape, abuse and cancer in 'In the Body of the World'

({}) What does this look like to you? A vagina? Yes. Are you embarrassed? Maybe. An emblem of sorts for V-Day, a global movement to end worldwide violence against women and girls, the purpose of this symbol is not shock value. Eve Ensler, the founder of V-Day, instead aims to
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The Vagina Monologues: Interviews with the cast

Each spring, UC Berkeley performs a benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues in conjunction with V-Day, a global activist movement that seeks to end violence against women and girls. Read more about this year’s production here.

Student vaginas scream out about culture, ethnicity

Screaming “cunt” at the top of your lungs in a public setting with several hundred other people only happens once a year, and it’s at “The Vagina Monologues.” This year’s themes of race, ethnicity and culture hit on consistently prevalent and controversial topics. All walks of life pack a full
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Custom Screening: The vagina dialogue

It seems that everyone this week had something to say about the word “vagina.” Last Thursday, Republicans in the Michigan House of Representatives objected to State Representative Lisa Brown’s use of the word “vagina” during a debate about birth control, prompting a global debate about the word’s use. A week
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Eve Ensler’s new play packs ‘Emotional’ punch

Tears were shed Friday night at the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s “Emotional Creature” at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Ensler — Tony Award-winning playwright of the renown “The Vagina Monologues” —  brings forth a new play based on her New York Times best-selling novel of the same name under the
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What’s Onstage: The Vagina Monologues

The middle of February at Cal can mean a lot of things: Valentine’s Day, rainy days, and looming Add/Drop deadlines. But few things in February have as many far-reaching implications for women around the world than V-DAY at UC Berkeley. The official mission statement of V-DAY is a global movement
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