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As part of V-Day 2008, a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues is taking to the stage in the Canberra region.

Actors, stage managers, techies, set and costume designers and most importantly; those women who want to get involved and have their voices heard, are needed to make it happen!

What is V-Day? V-Day is a global movement committed to ending violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, community volunteers produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.

To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $40 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women

If you would like to get involved in V-Day Canberra 2008 please come along to a meeting at the Kippax Health Centre, Kippax, 10am-12pm, Saturday 1st December 2007 or contact the producer: Abby Phillis on 0412204909 or vdaycanberra2008@gmail.com

Until the violence stops! www.vday.org

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BigDave BigDave 2:53 pm 27 Oct 07

What a load of old bollocks! What crap will they think up next?

pierce pierce 11:27 am 27 Oct 07

You all realise that V-Day is held on February 14th right?

barking toad barking toad 7:22 am 27 Oct 07

The attention seeking activists should concede their error in trying to hijack a term that relates to victory in WW2.

Why don’t they call it “Gash Day” in line with their, no doubt, enthralling stage play.

Opening prayer :

“Here’s to the gash, that never heals

The more you touch it, the better it feels

You can rub it and tub it and scrub it like hell

But you’ll never get rid of that fishy old smell”

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 12:24 pm 26 Oct 07

Right on the marker Pseudo…

pseudonym pseudonym 12:02 pm 26 Oct 07

Does it not seem highly plausible that the V-day tag was selected purely to cause a conflict with V/VE/VJ-day(s) for the purpose of publicity?

Otherwise, it’s extremely poor planning as it opens itself to “offering women every where a happy and safe VD”, and other crude jokes.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 11:22 am 26 Oct 07

Thumper, my Grandfather didn’t go to Europe so that he could be associated with a 40 foot vagina.

Remember what I said earlier about lovey doveys ?

Thumper Thumper 9:50 am 26 Oct 07

Take a chill pill peoples.

Point is made on both sides.

Agree to disagree.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 9:46 am 26 Oct 07

You seem to be interpreting what everyone is writing to suit your own ranting and raving – Don’t like the response ? Don’t throw the cheese.

FC FC 9:40 am 26 Oct 07

“I’m on the rag” That’s such an intellegent thing to say. It really verifies your claim that you “respect women” so much.
That is a very, very, lame comment…
As you try to belittle everyone else’s intelligence I think you have clearly demonstrated your own.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:32 am 26 Oct 07

effort would be better spent on preventing than raising awareness. You can make people aware all you want but it doesn’t do anything purely because people who are going to commit acts of violence will commit acts of violence being aware of it won’t stop them.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 9:28 am 26 Oct 07

p.s. no offence intended – merely putting it into laymans language.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 9:28 am 26 Oct 07

@pierce – Mrs Maelinar is as offended by the ‘V Day’ dilution as I am. She also recommends if people are suffering from DV then they should contact the police, and please don’t sully the true identity of V Day.

On a related issue, she studied History at school, and is therefore very aware of the significance of V Day.

My comment was, in more laymans terms: You said it, dickhead, not me. Go look it up yourself since you are so confused about feminism.

pierce pierce 9:21 am 26 Oct 07

@maelinar – this discussion entered the special stadium long ago mate 🙂

I don’t really understand your comment – not because I’m not smart enough to but because your phrasing is strange. Anyway, whatever, say hi to Mrs Palmer for me.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 9:18 am 26 Oct 07

FC you are a blow-in. I’m aware you didn’t propose any solutions. When you blew-in, I was imploring people to not sully the identity of V Day with this crap, I still am.

I was also imploring people if they are suffering from DV to contact the Police, I still am.

Your GENERATING BROADER ATTENTION to the issues, as I have pointed out, has great potential to massively dilute the effectiveness of the police to deal with DV, AND it is diluting the memory of the people who fought and died for V Day.

I think you are on the rag.

Your attempts to tear me down in anger have only made the froth in your mouth more apparent.

Also, for the reference, I have it on good authority that V Day (vagina version) is readily going to be a 900 series Trademark infringement.

That is, in laymans terms, reserved intellectual property belonging to World War 2, which is agreed INTERNATIONALLY, you know, treaties and multilateral agreements kind of stuff.

I’m not anticipating a long shelf life of V Day (vagina version) at the moment – may I suggest a rename to DV day ? It’s actually symbolic of Domestic Violence, and not confusing with other peoples IP.

FC FC 8:33 am 26 Oct 07

“I hate to point this out to you, but you are proposing the American solution.”
Oh, I am. I must have missed that considering I didn’t propose ANY SOLUTION!
You seem to be interpreting what everyone is writing to suit your own ranting and raving.
You’ve completly missed the point.
And again – V’day is about GENERATING BROADER ATTENTION to the issues.
No on is saying that it is a solution. It’s one step in, as you said, what would need to be a comprehensive solution.
You seriously need to pull whatever it is from outta your ass tho. You appear to be one bitter, bitter person.

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 11:27 pm 25 Oct 07

Apologies for drawing you in the same picture as pierce Cameron.

I note that he’s now attempting to get me to check on the definition of feminism, using what appears to be text that I directly copied from his post, but changed to italics to indicate that I was quoting him.

My guess is this is turning into the special olympics.

My advice back to pierce, while transparently academic to most, is look it up yourself you tard because it was your text I was quoting.

Cameron Cameron 5:38 pm 25 Oct 07

I should also add that I initially linked that wikipedia article simply to point out that Wikipedia listed the V Day discussed by this thread as one of the definitions of V Day.

pierce pierce 5:03 pm 25 Oct 07

It’s a wikipedia entry LM, which means it is part of an ongoing and evolving discussion, not an ultimate definition.

There is a much more extensive definition of the term V-Day on this wikipedia page. (Note the hyphen)

While you’re there, maybe you should check the definition of feminism, I think you’ll find that it isn’t about people hating on women as you seem to be saying earlier.

Cameron Cameron 4:46 pm 25 Oct 07

Maelinar, perhaps I wasn’t clear, but I actually agree with you.

My specific reference to Australia was that here V Day is more commonly known as either VE or VJ or VP – but is still V Day.

aka “The root value is V-day, with two subordinate values of VE and VJ day. In Wiki terms, that means they all kind of mean the same thing, but what they really mean is V-day.”

Lord Mælinar Lord Mælinar 4:36 pm 25 Oct 07

Also @Caf – drawing a link between this event and military commemorations

For starters, I don’t think I’ve been evasive or ambiguous in talking about this as two separate issues.

Secondly, V Day (the Winston Churchill kind) is not a military commemoration.

@Cameron and Pierce – did either of you two dunderheads actually take the time to read that link in Wikipedia ?

The root value is V-day, with two subordinate values of VE and VJ day. In Wiki terms, that means they all kind of mean the same thing, but what they really mean is V-day.

Google 0.07 means nothing if you don’t use the 10 minutes it takes you to comprehend what you are reading wisely.

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