Entries in violence against women (12)

Friday
Oct102014

Angelina Jolie Honored With DCMG By Queen Elizabeth For Work To Stop Violence Against Women

Anne of Carversville’s founding muse Angelina Jolie received a wonderful honor at Buckingham Palace today, making her the consummate Smart Sensuality woman — smart, sexy and with great heart.

Queen Elizabeth awarded Jolie the Insignia of an Honory Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George. “The DCMG honour is in recognition of her campaigning against rape in war zones and services to UK foreign policy,” writes the Daily Mail.

Jolie’s long-standing campaign for women culminated in a landmark international G8 summit held in London in April 2011, in which Jolie joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague (pictured with Jolie and husband Brad Pitt below) Listen to Jolie’s speech here.

Hague and Jolie announced a USD 35.4 million international agreement for action against sexual violence in war zone. 

“Our goal must be a world in which it is inconceivable that thousands of women, children and men can be raped in the course of a conflict, because an international framework of deterrence and accountability makes it impossible,” Hague told his fellow G8 foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the US in the run-up to the annual summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland in June.

It’s high unusual for the oward to be bestowed on an American and at the young age of 39. Jolie cannot use the word ‘Dame’ as part of her name, although she is allowed to use the initials DCMG after her name. Her audience with Queen Elizabeth was private, but husband Brad Pitt and their six children met the queen afterwards.

Tuesday
Oct152013

Madonna's SecretProjectRevolution Video Is Smart Sensuality Values Personified

Anne here, having finally just grabbed 20 minutes to watch Madonna’s SECRETPROJECTREVOLUTION video in full. It’s explosive and an ultimate Smart Sensuality women statement. Madonna speaks for me in every respect: my values and beliefs, the ones expressed at AOC since 2007.

I will write a longer essay on SECRETPROJECTREVOLUTION. Feanne weighed in last week on my blog. #SECRETPROJECTREVOLUTION lauches a larger project between Madonna and photographer/director Steven Klein #ARTFORFREEDOM. This is a movement that AOC is proud to join.

More Steven Klein

Wednesday
Sep112013

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

Fur and fur throws all by ADRIENNE LANDAU

It’s a first for Anne of Carversville to feature a bevy of beautiful, fresh face models in our pages. And no — it’s not a trend but a unique moment.

Quite simply, photographer jd Forte’s images are masterpieces that must be celebrated for their beauty and craft. Models.com features these fresh faces representing “a constant stream of exciting new talent making their mark on the industry.”

These young women represent a stylish fantasy that won’t change in the near future. Do we see uniqueness or banality? I let you be the judge. My senses are saturated with beauty and elegance, always celebrated on my websites.

Alicia / New York Model Management
Anita Ligic / Women Management
Kama / DNA Models
Karolina Marczyk / Elite
Kate Goodling / Ford Models
Kwak Ji Young / Wilhelmina New York
Kyra Green / IMG
Laura O’Grady / Supreme Management
Michelle C. / One Management
Nadja Giramata / Trump Management
Ona / Fusion Models
Paiz Sloane / Next Models NY
Yue Ning / Marilyn Agency

These politically incorrect images of young women swathed in fur ignite the passions of PETA supporters — and I myself would not wear fur. Yet I know well the sumptuous feeling of sleeping naked under a fur coat, and for me, these women are warrior goddesses ready to change the world.This is my advantage as a storyteller.

I also know that PETA distorted scientific research facts last week, according to the author of the quoted research, threatening pregnant women with the fear that their male children will be born with smaller penises if chicken is in her diet. Goddess forbid! From PETA’s perspective, the end probably justifies the means.

Fashion is a messy business, increasingly in pursuit of sweet young things without womanly bodies, young women willing to eat soaked cotton balls to be thin enough for the runways. AOC has a long and loud voice, pushing back against the downsizing of the 90s supermodels, fierce personalities with size 4-6 bodies attainable by a quarter of American women if we watch our diets and exercise. The vast majority of women of any age can’t achieve the bodies of today’s models, no matter how hard we try.

We are complicit, of course, in our own imprisonment. As the very grounded, healthy body top model Doutzen Kroes said in her recent Telegraph interview, she posts natural, no makeup images of herself on Instagram, but her fans don’t particularly like them. Her tribe prefers her as a dolled-up fantasy.

Cameron Russell gave a refreshing 2012 TED Talk, asking aspiring young models why in the world they want to sign up to a life of insecurity, rejection and judgement.

Models Wearing Fur Is Bad Compared To What?

There are those who will judge me for putting fresh face young models on the pages of AOC. Will I next layer in our first story of a woman lawyer flogged in Sudan for inappropriate dress? Or will I post two more ‘vanilla’ articles, so that when this AOC front page shows three articles, her story of being brutalized by the government of Sudan isn’t reduced in any way by the alleged vulgarity of Western morals and culture?

Managing AOC’s content placement is a constant source of concern for me. Read on.

Fur and fur throws all by ADRIENNE LANDAU

 

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