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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

That Girl at the Party

This weekend, Meg and Dave and I were in a performance of “A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer”, to benefit Victims of Violence. All of the monologues and dialogues were excellent (though I have a few qualms to be addressed separately), but one piece in particular - Eve Ensler’s “Fur is Back”, as performed by Meg…

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Monday, February 22, 2010

White Ribbon Campaign 2010

White Ribbon Day coming to Massachusetts on March 2nd March 2nd is the third annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day, sponsored by the Men’s Initiative at Jane Doe, Inc.  Inspired by the larger international White Ribbon Campaign, started in Canada in 1991 by men two years after the Montreal Massacre, the Massachusetts campaign seeks to provide…

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Friday, February 19, 2010

An open letter to Amanda Palmer

[TRIGGER WARNING. This post discusses child sexual abuse and child pornography.] Amanda Palmer has a new record coming out soon, in which she and her collaborator Jason Webley appropriate the personas of conjoined twins Evelyn and Evelyn. Her blog post regarding this is here (and has been significantly edited; we’ll get to that). Unsurprisingly,…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

At long last, restraining orders for survivors

I don’t know if you felt it, but on Tuesday afternoon, February 9th, Massachusetts became a little safer for survivors of sexual violence and stalking. On that day, Governor Patrick signed into law S. 2212, “An Act Relative to Harassment Prevention Orders,” which became M.G.L. Chapter 258E. Up until last week, survivors of sexual violence,…

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Walk for Change with BARCC!

On April 11, 2010, BARCC will hold its fifth annual Walk for Change. It’s one of our biggest fundraisers, and it’s a great opportunity to come out and see what we’re all about! I’m walking because BARCC is an amazing organization committed to helping survivors of rape and sexual assault and effecting social change to dismantle…

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