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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