*** A warning this segment contains frank talk about a disturbing subject that may not be suitable for children ***
We started this segment with a reading from Eve Ensler, a powerful speech she gave earlier this year at a women's conference. Eve Ensler who is best known for writing The Vagina Monologues. She says her cancer is gone but as she said as difficult as that was.. what has made her most ill is what she knows about the Democratic Republic of Congo. A place where rape, mutilation, and the murder of women are devastatingly rampant.
Several weeks ago, Ensler's foundation V-Day opened the doors of City of Joy... a safe haven outside Bukavu, Congo for women who are survivors of violence. Eve Ensler was in New York.
Eve Ensler is the author of The Vagina Monologues. Her new book is I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Lives of Girls Around the World. Her foundation is called V-Day at VDay.org.
Last Word - Your Brain on Politics Promo
We ended the program today with a preview of something the CBC's Neil Morrison is working on for tomorrow's program ... when he looks at Your Brain on Politics.
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