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Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

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

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

Goddess Editorials

& Essays

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25

 

India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness

Values

Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

Fashion Only

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

 

 

Entries in women's lives (5)

Tuesday
Oct182011

Beili Liu: The Mending Project | Violence Meets Women's Work

Chinese-born artist Beili Liu received the Austin (Texas) Critis’ Table Award 2010-2011, Outstanding Installation last June for ‘The Mending Project’, a performance art and installation project consisting of hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling in a shimmery but dangerous cloud.

The piece involved the artist sitting in front of a small black table, hand-mending patches of fabric together which visitors are encouraged to cut themselves near the entrance. As the performance continues, the piece grows as one continuous cloth lying spread on the floor.

Overhead, the hovering mass of the downward-pointed scissors represents the distant fear and looming violence present in today’s cultural climate. The sharp blades above the artist contrast with the silent and simple act of mending. The conflicting reality of fear and danger contrast with the calming effect of the sewing, creating a surreal atmosphere in the room.

Images by Don Mason

 

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Monday
Jan242011

Chris Matthews: Why Will a 'Guy', Not a 'Gal' Invent the Next Sputnik?

Hey, Matthews. Why is it a guy who will invent the next Sputnik? That’s what you just said on Hardball. Guy is the only word in your patriarchal, man-world vocabulary. You just said: “We need a guy to invent the next Sputnik.”

I am up to my Sarah Palin, caribou-shooting, disgusted eyeballs with the language of men on television.

Chris Matthews on MSNBC; John King on CNN. Their world is all guys. Guys, guys, guys. guys. The pronoun ‘she’ does not exist in their vocabularies. TIME magazine asks 3 women and 13 guys if America has lost its civility when a vast majority of men have created this mess.

Could we not cough up an extra woman or two? Is it so damn difficult?

The guys will fix America, says Chris Matthews, while the little ladies do as we are told. If you think liberal, Democratic men are de facto more supportive of women leaders, think again. Most liberal men in America are the same hard-asses as the conservative men they critique, when the subject is the existence of women as thinking beings.

Pretty soon, I will launch an Anne of Carversville initiative to monitor how many times the liberal media and supposedly neutral sources like CNN’s John King say “guy, man, the boys, he “… I am so sick of the female pronoun not existing in American media.

As a second-wave feminist watching countless women in other countries trounce American women in our rights — which we are losing chip by chip, while they move forward significantly — I’m tired of only blaming the Mama Grizzlies and conservatives for the state of women’s affairs in America.

It’s true that we’ve got conservatives and the Constitution to deal with. I know that white men are had all the God-given rights and God’s dominion over women, Indians, slaves and all animals when the country was founded.

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Thursday
Sep242009

Is It True? Only 1 Cent of Every Aid Dollar Goes to Girls and Women?

Bill Clinton with Barack Obama at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Photograph: Debra L Rothenberg/Rex FeaturesAnne here, pulling together my thoughts after hearing Dr. Muhammad Yunus speak in New York last night.

Dr. Yunus spoke of a new initiative that brings together Jennifer and Peter Buffett’s foundation and the NIKE Foundation, in a new focus around women in developing countries.

That news seems “hot off the press”, but in digging for more facts, I just came upon a staggeringly negative reality, one that leaves speechless.

Former President Bill Clinton’s “Clinton Global Initiative” is in full swing this week, here in New York. Secretary of State Clinton will speak tomorrow.

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Sunday
Aug232009

Top Goal Is To Empower the World's Women

Timed with the New York Times special issue Saving the World’s Women, and its article on giving The Power of the Purse, the future of women-centric philanthropy is moving front and center in hearts and minds.

New research like the findings of the recent Barclay’s wealth survey “Tomorrow’s Philanthropist”, indicate that donors are receptive to arguments that make funding global women a top giving priority.

In fact, philanthropy targeted at women could well become one of the most powerful social change agents in the history of civilization. That’s a big statement, but just as the Grameen Foundation has changed the global landscape in the field of microloans for women, making entrepreneurs out of village women worldwide, wealthy women may become one of the most potent forces fighting the fundamentalist attitudes, threatening to disempower the world’s women, children and global civilization.

Creating a class of small-scale, global female entrepreneurs may be a far better financial investment than military funding. Reality is, however, that in the foreseable future, military operations will be a top government funding priority.

Empowering women creates family-focused and community-building infrastructure. While entrepreneurship doesn’t make women co-equals in fighting the growing, oppressive, masculine-led forces of global fundamentalism, it gives women a sense of productive identity and self-worth.

To the best of our knowledge, there’s no existing study on the ability of micro-loan rich parts of the world to withstand or push back the forces of fundamentalism. Logic says that we should see a difference in areas where women have a direct stake in their financial and family’s future.

An interesting evolution in attitudes around giving, is documented in the Barclay’s Wealth survey, “Tomorrow’s Philanthropist”. The findings confirm the emergence of the Go Giver’, a new, ambitious and younger breed of wealthy philanthropists.

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Saturday
Aug222009

It's a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women's Causes In Every Corner of the Globe

As part of this weekend’s special edition Saving the World’s Women, the NYTimes Lisa Belkin brings us an article on women’s philanthropy: The Power of the Purse.

If rich women sat out the original suffrage movement, they may be at the forefront of giving this time around.

Women are becoming big contributors in global, women-centric philanthropy projectsThe word is out that microfinance works for women around the world. Help women and you help the entire family and communities. The ripple effect is in play in ways that simply do not apply to men, the majority of whom are unfundable in the best-known microfinance programs.

It’s women who are the glue of households and communities around the world. Wealthy American women, noticeably absent from women’s rights issues and activism, just may weigh in “big time” in the philanthropy sector.

A study of more than 10,000 large donors by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University suggests that while men describe their giving as practical — filling in the gaps that government can’t or won’t — women describe theirs as emotional, an obligation to help those with less. via NYT

I weighed in this topic on Friday, Aug. 20 HopeTracker. Many of women givers are Cultural Creatives with values described in Belkin’s articles. I dareseay that many Cultural Creative women are married to or the widows of Modern men.

While the stereotype of the single, childless woman may be that she’s a self-centered, heartless, narcissistic woman who can’t possible own enough Prada in her closet, Oprah blasts away that stereotype, as the top celebrity giver in the world.

The NYT cites 145 funds globally with assets of nearly half a billion dollars, dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. This figure doesn’t include funds like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with many projects directly impacting women and children worldwide, of the Howard G. Buffett’s support of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Women’ s Funding Network websiteThe Women’s Funding Network has plans to increase their fund a billion dollars by 2018, in a drive called Women Moving Millions, directled at women able to donate $1 milion or more to the fund. The goal was to raise $150 million in three years, a target exceeded this spring by $30 million.

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