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Kim Kardashian As Fertility Goddess? A Politically Incorrect Take On Jean-Paul Goule’s Paper Magazine Images Pt 1

‘Angels’ By Russell James Is 304 Pages Of Nude Artistry

Robyn Lawley in ‘Size Does Matter’ By Kenneth Willardt

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

18 Vaginas & Plenty Of Talking Points On Women’s Bodies After Sydney University Newspaper Censored

Christina Hendricks Talks Flower Shops & Pencil Skirts By Max Abadian for Flare Magazine May 2013

Marilyn Monroe Photographer Bert Stern Looks To Kate Upton As Next Muse

Red Genitals Not Arousing In Recent Study, But Men Do Tip Red Shirt Waitresses Better

2013 Is A Year of Revelation and Artistic Rejuvenation for Anne

Sexual Politics & Fashion, 50 Shades of Grey Meets YVVY’s Nude Edition

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Wilhelm Reich & Sexual Healing Without Fashion Body Armor

Joe Wehner | Anne Enke Unplugged | ‘Talk to Me’ #1

Study | Charming Porsche-Driving Men are Peacocks Seeking Sex

Sensual Dames Love Stockings & Garter Belts from Secrets & Lace

Female Deception | Vagina or Vajayjay

Emmanuelle Alt & Nudity | Vill Vogue Paris Remain A Sensual Beacon?

Sexy Doublespeak | American Women & Sexual Honesty

Heidi Klum & Rankin Could Sell Magnum Chocolate Ice Cream

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West | ‘Runaway’ Full Video Embedded

Christina Hendricks Reveals Our Inner Lilith Woman

The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning to Love Our Genitalia

Body Talk | Owning Vulvas, Clits & G-Spots

Orgasmic Female Brain in ‘La Petite Mort’ | Images Nicola Vallotto

Reflections on Female Sexual Desire: Anais Nin, Marilyn Monroe & Isabelle Allende Join Forces with Anne

 

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Body Image | Self Esteem

Curvy | Size 0 Articles

Science Pursues Ideal Breast Proportions With Strong Concensus Among Men, Women and Doctors

Victoria’s Secret Pulls Perfect Body Campaign Days Before Annual Fashion Show Flies To London

Self Love Is The Best Beauty Lotion Of All Time For Glowing Skin & A Happy Smile
Aerie Lingerie Launches ‘The Real You Is Sexy’ Campaign

Renoir’s ‘The Large Bathers’ 1887How Body Image Affects Women’s Health For Real

Doutzen Kroes Says She’s No Size 0 & Wears Her Curves Proudly

Gisele Bundchen & Johan Lindeberg Say Basta To ‘Flawless’ Women

Does Fashion Industry Promote Anorexia? So Models Eat Tissue Paper To Stay Thin?

Serena Williams Aces Body Confidence in Beach Shoot & Readers Agree

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

Erotic Sensuality at its Best - Pt 1 from Vogue Russia

Erotic Sensuality from the Masters - Pt 2 from Bogue Russia

Erotic Sensuality by Master Photographers Pt 3 | Vogue Russia Fall 2012

Kate Upton @ Muse Magazine, Says Gisele Is Footballer’s Wife

What’s Wrong With Our Bodies Anyway? Plus Model Magazine Asks

Self Love Is Saying ‘No’ to Fashion Body Images You Hate

Tara, Candice & Robyn | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia June 2011 | ‘Belle vere’

Franca Sozzani on Curvy Girls, Sensuality & More Body Types in Fashion

Ines de la Fressange | 53, French Chic & Divinely Delicious

Stella Tennant on Vogue Italia as Ethel Granger | Body Image Research Update

Just Say ‘No’ | Programming Your Brain’s RAS System to Hate Size 0 Fashion Ads

Lizzie Miller Body Image Model and Beauty Debate Update

Mikimoto Pearl Girls 1972 | Sensual, Beautiful with Clavicle Fat

If the Supermodels Are Now ‘Fat’, It’s Time To Reprogram Our Fashion Brains

Cindy Crawford | 90’s Size 6 Supermodels Would Be Plus-Size Today

More Anorexia in Kids | Are Girls Afraid of Getting Curves?

Codie Young, Chadwick Tyler & Topshop Join Size 0 Model Debate

Pirelli Defines Sensuaity & Fashion Bodies | Arthur Elgort | Karl Lagerfeld

Anorexia in Thirds | 1/3 Die, 1/3 Relapse, 1/3 Recover

‘Black Swan’ | George Balanchine | Battling BMI Beauty in Ballet

‘Just Being a Woman’ | Isabelle Caro Sought Control of Her Body

Every Woman Should Own a Copy of “Uncovered” & Watch Meredith Viera’s NBC “Today Show” Interview with Jordan Matter

New Day Beauty: The Style Individual Is Running the Show

For a Long, healthy Life, Embrace an Hourglass Figure

NieNie’s Stephanie Nielson Faces ‘Flawless’ Beauty Head-on

Diet & Health

Is Marc Jacobs Defying Obesity Science Promoting Diet Coke?

5 Anti-Aging Reasons To Smile Your Way to Good Health & Lower Stress

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Monday
May092011

Femen, SlutWalks, Lysistrata | Body Politics Is On the Move

Note | Nudity Sexual Politics and Body| Beauty|Culture converge in Germany’s Spiegel’s ‘The Entire Ukraine Is a Brothel’. In fact, we should throw in World’s Women, too, given the level of poverty in the Ukraine. I try to keep World’s Women suitable for prime-time viewing, not that the many friends of AOC in Arab and African countries have any problem with our politics and exploration of nudity, sensuality, religion and patriarchy throughout our content.

The personal is political, no matter how much Phyllis Schlafly hates the term. Who hasn’t seen the ads for ‘Romantic Tours’ to the Ukraine? Spiegel shares one story.

Win a Bride

Recently the Rock, New Zealand’s top radio station that doesn’t take much seriously besides music offered its male listeners 12 paid nights in the Ukraine, 2,ooo New Zealand dollars in pocket money and the chance to find a wife.

“Win a trip to beautiful Ukraine,” announces the contest title, “And Meet Eastern European Hot Lady Who Maybe One Day You Marry.” The Rock hooked up with Endless Love Agency and initially called the contest ‘Win a Wife’.

The contest logo shows the pixelated face of a bleach-blonde beauty. Her hair is adorned by a red headband, with a gift tag hanging from it as if she were a Christmas present.

Winner Greg hot trotted off to Ukraine, knowing his new dollie would meet him at the airport.

Inna gets dolled up to greet Greg, the bachelor from New Zealand. The blonde slips into her crocodile-skin high heels and shiny leather pants, and places a crown of flowers in her hair. Waiting in the arrival hall at Donetsk airport, she has a sign in hand with “Greg, come here” scrawled across it.

But it’s unlikely Greg would be able to overlook her: Her breasts are bare.

Femen | ‘Topless Fighters’

Meet Femen, a small group of ‘Topless Fighters’ who are fighting sex tourism and prostitution in Ukraine as members of Femen.

Little woman with red hair Anna Hutsol is the head of Femen. The 26-year-old economist sits in front of her laptop, directing her topless fighters with the help of two mobile phones.

Under new Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, Femen is under constant surveillance.

While Femen’s focus is body politics, they also seek democracy — which is losing ground in the Ukraine. Femen’s half-naked activists warned against the “Rape of Democracy” storming the polling station where presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich was casting his vote last year.

After winning, Yanukovich curbed freedom of speech and the press, and even imprisoned members of his opposition. Ukrainian intelligence visited Anna Hutsol’s apartment in summer 2010, threatening to break her arms and legs.

Femen survives on modest contributions from a handful of donors. German Helmut Josef Geier, better known as DJ Hell, supports the group. They also sell fan items on the Internet and auction small pieces of art. To produce the latter, the activists first paint their breasts yellow and blue, and then they make prints on cloth or canvas.

Old school feminists find Femen’s tactics demeaning to women, writes Spiegel. Facebook through the group out the door, but they are reinstated. This old-school feminist doesn’t find Femen degrading to women at all.

I first met Femen last week, posting a video of Femen protesting at Chernobyl as part of Bar Refaeli’s GQ Italia photo shoot.

A handful of donors support Femen. German Helmut Josef Geier, better known as DJ Hell, is an advocate. Femen sells fan items on the Internet and auctions small pieces of art made by painting their breasts yellow and blue, before making prints on cloth or canvas.

“I think men like women’s breasts,” says activist Inna Shevchenko, “but they don’t like it when a woman has something to say as well.” It’s not just other feminists who have expressed concerns about Femen’s exhibitionism. Facebook blocked the Femen page because officials there suspected it was pornographic. Inna’s mother no longer wants to have anything to do with her — she recently told her not to call her ever again.

Anna Hutsol will be traveling to Switzerland and Italy to establish contacts for Femen.

Femen, SlutWalks — Let Women Unite

This comes at a time when SlutWalks are also gaining momentum in America, Canada and other countries. This Anne will be marching in Philadelphia on June 18. 

Over 2000 people turned out in Boston over the weekend, and SlutWalk London has more than 3,500 people ready to walk in Trafalgar Square on June 4, writes the BBC just now.

What we learned in Egypt this spring is that small matches start big bonfires.

The Republican War on Women is so severe in its scope, that women must push back or loose our rights in an inconceivable powerplay by Conservative men. The same Conservatives who demand that the federal government get off their backs seek to overturn women’s sexual rights in America.

The question is whether Femen, SlutWalks and all the other women’s rights groups are ready to march together internationally putting gender above national politics.

Anne of Carversville writes women’s stories ‘from fashion to flogging’ because it’s all connected.  Smart Sensuality women are ‘smart, sexy and with heart’.  We care deeply about women in every country of the world.

After 50 years of second-wave feminism that has not begun to treat women globally with any degree of respect, it’s time to put on our marching boots and join the growing movement for women’s rights around the world.

We have role models, especially in Scandinavia. Women’s equality can exist in societies that are thriving in more gender-balanced, progressive societies with economies that outperforming America’s.  This is one old school feminist who is proud to join Femen and SlutWalks.

If this is the match that can light a movement, let’s not get caught up in rhetoric and mental masturbation. We’re losing our rights worlwide. As I wrote in the Lubna Hussein flogging case in Sudan — we are all prostitutes.

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