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It’s been ten years since the birth of the Vagina Monologues and how they are helping end violence against women (rape, incest, female genital mutilation, battery, abuse, assault, slavery, trafficking and emotional, psychological harassment like being subjected to demeaning and domineering attitudes) across the globe.  Today and tomorrow they will be hosting their V to the Tenth anniversary events in New Orleans.


Reminds me of when I was at the University of Texas with their Take Back the Night.  I wanted to go to their Clothesline Project (also in El Paso), but somehow I never got around to it.  Also, in Skirt! magazine, Teresa Rodriguez wrote an article about the mutilation and murders of the women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:  http://skirt.com/node/2863.

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Today is the International Day for the Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda.  Below is a list of other places that has experienced / is experiencing genocide:

  • Armenia
  • Cambodia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Rwanda
  • the Darfur region of Sudan
  • Somalia


“Can you swim?” Jama asked. But it hardly seemed to matter. Back on dry land, in Somalia, an entire country was drowning.

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