The Last Word | February 13, 2013
>>> we know our economy is stronger when our wives, our mothers, our daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the work place and free from the fear of domestic violence . today, the senate passed the " violence against women act ," that joe biden originally wrote almost 20 years ago and i now urge the house to do the same.
>> all 22 senators who voted against the bill were of course men, republican men. tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of v-day, the movement created by the tony-award winning play right, in the move to push against violence. tomorrow, the campaign for the billions of women around the world, who are victims of violence in their life times.
>> i rise, because one in three women will be raped in their life time . i think it is scary and insane to imagine that girl's and women's issues are a side issue. and as long as we continue to not stand up and rise and make it a thing at the forefront, we'll see every other issue before us continue to fail.
>> rosario dawson , i have one of these introductions here to read of you. but we don't need that. actress, activist, and director, you directed one of eve's plays.
>> yes, actually, emotional creature, now on stage here in new york, went through the gestation period.
>> and this movie, "v-day," she didn't just stop there, she created this movement. tell us about what you're doing tomorrow.
>> well, tomorrow is one billion rising, you know, the u.n. statistic is that one in three women will be raped, or killed in their lifetime. and that accidents for many on the planet. so on the anniversary for v-day, we wanted to do something really big. and eve came up with the extraordinary, outrageous idea to have a billion people rise in solidarity, with the people who will be abused, saying we will dance, and strike, and pledge to end this violence against these women.
>> so it is not just rise, it is dance, to break the chain, i believe is the song they're going to be dancing to. i think we have it. can we play it or talk over it or hear it?
>> we are teachers, we are beautiful, beautiful creatures
>> . .
>> okay, well, i will be chair dancing to that right here, tomorrow night, at 10 p.m ., i'll chair dance through the entire show.
>> eve has a people that she has written for this. could you read to for us?
>> yes, this is an excerpt from it, called "over it." i am over rape happening in broad daylight. i am over a woman being gang-raped and murdered on a bus in deli, or gang-raped on a bus in steubenville, ohio, i am over the women getting raped by their so-called comrades. i am over rape victims becoming re-raped when they try to prosecute their cases.
>> there is something that has come out this year, we have the
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