Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Glenn Close Proud To Be A ‘Vagina Warrior’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actress Glenn Close can add “Vagina Warrior to her list of credits.

The actress is one of dozens of women who appear in a new photobook, Vagina Warriors (Bullfinch Press), which honors the activists who have campaigned for V-Day – the anti- violence movement founded by Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler which falls on various dates around the world.

Other famous folks who have earned the title of Vagina Warrior include Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and rapper Eve, but most of the other women in the book have remained anonymous until now.

So, what is a Vagina Warrior? Playwright Ensler defines them as people – woman or man – who have witnessed or been a victim of domestic violence, but instead of responding violently, committed themselves to preventing these types of crimes.

She thinks everybody has the potential to be a Vagina Warrior, but if humans continue to go the opposite route with wars and revenge, “it will ultimately destroy the species.”

Ensler kicks off V-Day tomorrow (Feb. 1) with a fundraiser in New York and the campaign will take her through the U.S., Iceland and Europe before it wraps in April.

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