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A photo of Eve Ensler, writer of The Vagina Monologues.

What Are The Vagina Monologues?

As The Vagina Monologues continues to gain widespread popularity in the U.S., many are beginning to wonder what all the fuss is about. In the most basic of definitions, The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler. It was first performed in 1996 at the HERE Arts Center in New York, NY. […]

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A photo of an enormous crowd of people taken from the Women's March on Washington.

Museums Are Archiving Signs from the Women’s March

In the event that you missed it, Saturday’s Women’s March made history, or should we say, herstory. According to PoliticusUSA, it was the largest protest in American history. The Cut reports that an estimated $3.2 million people participated in this year’s march. As a result, museums around the world are now collecting Women’s March signs […]

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More Female Artists are Added to Wikipedia in Massive Edit-a-thon

There has long been a gender disparity in the world of art. The fine arts have a longstanding history of excluding women from cultural conversations, from education, and the opportunity to hone their artistic abilities. Today, female painters from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic periods and beyond are still being discovered; their long suppressed stories are […]

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#TBT Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while many love to abhor the Hallmark Holiday to end all Hallmark Holidays, February 14th also marks the anniversary of a groundbreaking play called The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is a collection of monologues written by playwright Eve Ensler, and inspired by the stories of real women. Organized […]

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A.I.R. Gallery Invites a Contemplation of Women’s Roles In ‘Womanhouse’

A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) Gallery has been advocating for women in the visual arts for more than four decades. Upon its 1972 induction, A.I.R. became the first-of-its kind artist-run gallery for women in the United States, and has since upheld its commitment to sustaining a space where women can showcase a diverse array of artistic […]

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creative time brooklyn museum

Creative Time Ignites Conversations Through Public Art

Public art, both the grand and the restrained, has the power to ignite critical conversations about social issues, and can make us look at shared spaces in entirely new ways. One organization that is dedicated to sparking these conversations is Creative Time, a New York-based nonprofit that was formed to support the creation of groundbreaking […]

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new craft artists in action

The New Craft Artists In Action Fosters More Close-Knit Communities

Public space has long been an important part of artistic discourse, existing both on the fringe and in more accepted contemporary examples. One art collective has managed to combine a focus on public space with a passion for athleticism and a D.I.Y. sensibility. Meet the New Craft Artists in Action. The New Craft Artists in […]

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Eve Ensler Marries Arts & Activism

Who is Eve Ensler? Perhaps a better question would be, “Who isn’t Eve Ensler?” Listed as one of Newsweek’s 150 Women Who Have Changed the World, there isn’t much that seems out of her reach. Besides being a best-selling author, Ensler is also an award-winning playwright and the woman responsible for The Vagina Monologues. But Ensler’s work isn’t self-serving […]

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Society teaches “don’t get raped” rather than “don’t rape.” Photo used with permission by Michael Courier

Defining and Assessing Rape Culture in the United States

One of the biggest issues at hand here in the United States is that of the rape culture. There’s a battle going on between feminist activists and those who would tolerate any kind of sexual coercion or abuse. It’s a battle that needs to happen for change to occur, and with the myriad claims feminists […]

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Rosie the Riveter was actually a Michigan factory worker named Geraldine Hoff

The Definition of a Feminist

When we hear the word “feminist,” what do we think of? A common image that comes to mind is a woman, strong-willed and fighting for her rights–like this one: There’s nothing wrong with that image, for she most certainly is a feminist. There’s just an underlying assumption that is often, but not always, true. The […]

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