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Kathryna Hancock | Sydney Roper | Dimepiece Spring 2011 Anne of Carversville

Like incoming House Speaker John Boehner, we cry in public, too and especially over the flogging of women in public. A key editorial theme in 2010 is the negative intersection of religion and women’s rights. 

We were surprised to see a hip LA brand like Dimepiece take up this topic for their 2011 brand image campaign.

It is our intention to speak with a clear voice on many topics in 2011. After all, the Old Ladies Rebellion has begun.

Anne turned her ‘Sensually Yours’ column over to Dr. Carla Johnson last evening. Dr. Johnson raised a ‘sexy question’ topic that we have no answer for.

BDSM a topic that has always troubled Anne. Playful power games can be fun in bed. Degradation and physical abuse is another topic.

Flogging and BDSM | Can Someone Explain the Difference? Anne of Carversville

Update on Khartoum Arrests Over Flogging Video

CNN reports that the 46 women and six men arrested in Khartoum yesterday have been charged for unlawful assembly and released. The organization called “No to Women’s Oppression Coalition” has been active in Sudan, campaigning against the flogging of women and other human rights issues.

The Sudan Tribune says that many of the women in yesterday’s protest were beaten up badly and sent to the hospital. The headline reads: Khartoum continues to declare war against the women of Sudan.

Millions of people around the world were horrified over last week’s flogging video. Anne of Carversville received files of the footage with requests for help in broadcasting the incident.

CNN reports that the flogging took place in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city across the river, at the Kajabab Police Station, which is in a poor neighborhood notorious for brothels and the illegal sale of the local moonshine ‘aragi’.

Details of the woman’s offenses have no been released. Anne’s friends took action, in particular, because the girl was poor.

The flogging is initially to her back, in keeping with the Sharia code, or Islamic law, governing flogging, but when she turns to ask for mercy, the whipping continues to the front part of her body, including her face, hands and legs.

A shocked passerby can be heard exclaiming, “There is no authority but God’s” after witnessing the woman’s punishment. One of the officers responds: “This is a fundamental principle. Let him whip her.” via CNN

More on current flogging case in Sudan

Anne’s extensive writing on Lubna Hussein case.