Violence Against Women

Feminist publications such as The Second Wave: A Magazine of the New Feminism published articles that created an open dialogue on previously “taboo” topics, such as rape, sexual assault, and domestic abuse. Boston area organizations, such as the Women’s Center of Cambridge, provided services for women who had been victims, and organized rape prevention and self defense classes. Organizations such as Women Against Violence Against Women sought to eliminate violent and demeaning depictions of women in advertising, film, and music. The Boston WAVAW group participated in numerous direct actions, including boycotting recording companies, picketing demeaning store displays; protesting offensive films, and spray painting derogatory billboards and store front displays.

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This is a crime against women: Does your gift do violence to women?
Women Against Violence Against Women (Boston, Mass.)
What's a "sick window"?
Women Against Violence Against Women (Boston, Mass.)
Women are dying to get away from their batterers or imprisoned.
Women's Action Coalition (Boston, Mass.)
Women Assaulted and Raped
Cambridge Women's Commission
Women's Educational Center (Cambridge, Mass.)
Invitation to public street trial of Women vs. Governor Edward J. King
Rape Action Project
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center