Today is V-Day!
No, not Valentine’s Day. V-Day is the day when, all over the world, we focus attention on ending violence against women. This year, women’s rights advocates have organized a new campaign, “One Billion Rising” which V-Day founder Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues, has called “a feminist tsunami.”
One Billion Rising encourages women to come together and dance because, “we have no idea what can and will happen when one billion women and the men who love them dance together on the floor of the Mother Earth”.
I invite you to watch the short film that explains the movement:
All over this planet today, flash mobs have been forming, most of them dancing to the anthem Break the Chain by Tena Clark. You can watch live events and videos of flash mob dancers that performed today, from India, to Australia, to Taiwan, on the One Billion Rising website. And if you would you like to learn the Break the Chain dance, celebrity choreographer Debbie Allen has recorded a video that will teach you how.
One in every three women worldwide will be raped or beaten by a man. V-Day and One Billion Rising, are attempting to make sexual violence as abhorrent to men as is it to the women who endure it. Have a peek at the dance in San Francisco. We women are indeed, beautiful creatures.
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