Of all things to focus on, feminists have chosen to highlight domestic violence on a day dedicated to love. Eve Ensler’s commercialized social justice movement, which has renamed Valentine’s day “V-Day” (the V is for Vagina), is staging an attention-grabbing action designed to promote her business and make the rest of us uncomfortable.
If you’ve caught whisperings about One Billion Rising, then you’ll probably have some sense of the scale of playwright and activist Eve Ensler’s vision for women.
The award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues wants, quite simply, to end violence against women and girls, and her latest project One Billion Rising (based on the statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime) requires women and men to ‘rise up’ in the street today. Or in other words: dance.
59-year-old Eve Ensler is a hustler. She’s one of the last feminists to make a successful business out of the movement, and she’s still plugging away. As the older generation of feminists starts to approach retirement, however, these kinds of things will slowly fade away.
Although the extended lifespan that most people enjoy in the modern world has its obvious benefits, one of the drawbacks is that we have to put up with dated protest movements for far longer than previous generations.