Mojo Monday: One Billion Rising, Ending Violence Against Women

It’s Mojo Monday, and as always, I’ve got a little something-something to lift your creative spirits, buoy you up, help you get your mojo on, and nudge (or better yet, catapult) you into writerhead.

Like Eve Ensler, I’m serious about ending violence against women. Hell, I even wrote a novel about it (see Thirsty). The video below announces/sings out Eve’s new movement: One Billion Rising. In Eve’s words: “One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime; ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming. That’s why I want you to join our campaign.”

On February 14, 2013, One Billion Rising will culminate in a global strike to demand an end to violence.

The first third of this video is not easy to watch, but it is important. Hopefully, the second half will make us all rise.