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Infographic: Where in the World #YesAllWomen Is Being Tweeted the Most
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With over 1.5 million uses since the hashtag’s creation last Friday, #YesAllWomen has not only spurred international attention to the tragedy that struck the University of California, Santa Barbara on May 24, when Elliot Rodger, a lonely misogynist who felt entitled to the attentions of women for no other reason than his own perceived intelligence and status, went on a brutal killing rampage, but has also inspired a widespread hashtag movement that draws attention to violence against women.  More

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V-Day Somerville’s ‘Vagina Monologues’ brings together feminist community
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Whitney Henderson has been involved with V-Day, an annual movement near Valentine’s Day to end violence against women and girls around the globe, since her first semester of college in 2005. A staple of V-Day is “The Vagina Monologues,” and this year, Henderson, Asha Chana, and Karen Durham will be putting on a production in Somerville for the second time. Last year, they raised $1,100 each for three local beneficiaries. We spoke to Whitney Henderson about this year’s performances on Feb. 28 and March 1. More