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Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hack A Sex Crime | $100 Million Lawsuit Threat Finally Prompts Google Action

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

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

Lea Seydoux Seduces In Lui Magazine Relaunch, Lensed By Mario Sorrenti

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

 


Victoria’s Secret Angels have Appeared Often In GQ & Esquire

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

The ‘50 Shades of Grey’ BDSM Devil Seduces in the Eternal Submission Collection
Red Genitals Not Arousing In Recent Study, But Men Do Tip Red Shirt Waitresses Better

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

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

Loving Relationships | 32 Health Benefits of Sex

American Culture Promotes Female Sexual Dysfunction

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

Strong American Results in Female Sexual Desire Drug

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

Saint Shakira Calls Libido the “Engine of the World”

Male Ego, Women Faking Orgasms & Sensual Chaos in Our Bedrooms

‘Pretty Boy’ Andrej Pejic Talks Sex, Love & Leaving His Gender to ‘Artistic Interpretation’

Find Your Sensual, Sovereign Self with Lone Morch in Paris

 

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

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

Givenchy Transgender Model Lea T Stars in French Vogue (2010)

Tom Ford Embraces Natural Breasts, Not Bombshells

Orgasmic Female Brain in ‘La Petite Mort’

Ever Woman Should Own Jordan Matters’ ‘Uncovered’

Men More Likely Than Women To First Look at Face in Porn Films

Selita Ebanks | Kanye West ‘Runaway’ Full Video Embedded

The Great Wall of Vagina | Learning to Love Our Genitalia

Body Talk | Owning Vulvas, Clits & G-Spots

Mysteries of the Garden of Eden’ | History Channel | In Latin Apple Means Evil

Sexy Doublespeak | American Women & Sexual Honesty

Statistics Say Conservatives Buy More Porn

 

Women As Muses: What Is Our Place in the Modern World? Or Are We Just ‘Slut Girls’ Today?

 

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Sunday
Oct122014

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hack A Sex Crime | $100 Million Lawsuit Threat To Google Finally Gets Action

We can only assume that actor Jennifer Lawrence had been photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled for Vanity Fair November’s ‘Birds of Paradise by Jessica Diehl well before the recent digital leak of her nude photos.

Ah yes. Digging further, the photo shoot was on July 29 and her original, milktoast interview with VF contributing editor Sam Kashner on August 13. Instincts told Kashner that Lawrence would “come out swinging” if given the opportunity — and she does. 

The 24-year-old actress had not previously commented on the incident, but she spoke to Kashner at length about the anger she felt. “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world. ”

Lawrence then ticks off a list of emotions, attitudes and life understandings that many women comprehend. 

1. The apology. Lawrence says in the midst of anger and tears, she was about to apologize. But for what? She has nothing to feel sorry about. She didn’t do anything wrong. 

2. Lawrence wasn’t sending naked selfies to guys on Craigslist. She was in a stable, loving relationship for four years. 

3. Guys are very visual creatures. As Lawrence says: “ It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.” (That works maybe 50% of the time says Anne.)

Lawrence also takes a firm stand on the legal ramifications of the hack. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she tells Kashner. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

Welcome to our pornified world, Jennifer, one that sucks when your own friends are looking at the images. I didn’t — by the way — look at one of them, because I agree with Lawrence’s argument that this is a sex crime. 

The worst part was telling her father, says the reality TV-loving star of ‘The Hunger Games’. Luckily, he had just played golf and was in a good mood. 

Money talks both ways in this game of profit.  LA entertainment attorney Martin Singer sent a letter to Google early in October representing Jennifer Lawrence and 11 other females. Accusing Google of profiting off the stolen images from Apple’s iCloud platform, Singer put the tidy sum of $100 million in damages on the table. 

“[B]ecause the victims are celebrities with valuable publicity rights, you do nothing - - nothing but collect millions of dollars in advertising revenue from your co-conspirator advertising partners as you seek to capitalize on this scandal rather than quash it,” the letter said. “Like the NFL, which turned a blind eye while its players assaulted and victimized women and children, Google has turned a blind eye while its sites repeatedly exploit and victimize these women.”

The LA Times story continues with Google taking action, removing tens of thousands of photos and closing hundreds of accounts on YouTube, Google image links and other Google properties. It’s interesting to read that the first request to Google came four weeks ago, with more than a dozen followup letters. 

The $100 million demand letter was sent to  Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who also serves as chief executive, exec chairman Eric E. Schmidt and top members of the company’s legal team.

Attorney Singer noted that Twitter had responded and cooperated immediately to contain distribution and take down the hacked photos. ~ Anne

 

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Thursday
Oct092014

Anne Hathaway On 'Hathahaters' For Harper's Bazaar November 2014

I missed the whole damn episode called the ‘hathahaters’. Surely the interview with Anne Hathaway in November’s Harper’s Bazaar takes some artistic license, aka exaggeration in discussing a widespread, pop culture pushback against actor, who won Best Supporting Acress for her role in Les Miserables.

Hathaway is lensed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled in red and black by Joanna Hillman Laura Brown’s interview with Anne Hathaway unveils all the dreadful details of the public dissection of the actor, but I must investigate first.

The NY Times bared the ‘hathahaters’ issue in April, 2013.

“There’s something about her that rubs me the wrong way,” Alexis Rhiannon wrote in a screed against the Oscar-winning actress in Crushable, the celebrity blog, last fall, adding later, “I feel like she’s not a real person.”

A writer for The New Yorker’s Culture Desk blog, Sasha Weiss, explored the question: “Why are you so annoying?”

And then there was the contest on The San Francisco Chronicle’s Web site, which anointed her “The Most Annoying Celebrity of 2013.”

The cyberhaters even have their own catchy name, “Hathahaters,” which James Franco and Howard Stern dissected on Mr. Stern’s SiriusXM radio show two weeks ago.

“Everyone sort of hates Anne Hathaway,” Mr. Stern said, speculating that it was because she comes off as “so affected and actressy.” Mr. Franco did not strain to defend his 2011 Academy Awards co-host. “I’m not an expert on — I guess they’re called ‘Hathahaters’ — but I think that’s what maybe triggers it,” he replied cagily.

Sandra Weiss’ New Yorker piece In Defence of the Happy Girl enlightens.

This question was posed repeatedly in the days after Anne Hathaway’s Oscar win for her role as the destitute-prostitute mother Fantine, in “Les Mis”—and various answers have been offered: she’s too actorly, and reminds us of the show-tune-belting nightmare we knew in high school; she’s polished, successful, and driven, and people still find this distasteful in a woman; plump faces are the vogue and her face is too thin; the public every so often elects a random celebrity victim for vitriolic hatred—every generation needs one, and she is ours; her sunny persona is a coverup for steely ambition that catapulted her out of youthful stardom into a mature career that runs the gamut from eccentric indie to big-franchise blockbuster. To these reasonably convincing propositions, I’ll add one more: she represents the archetype of the happy girl, which is one that many people resist.

In a different, but perhaps very compatible way, the Hillary-haters come to mind. All the women who answer surveys saying they would rather work for a man come to mind. Why is it after all these decades of trying to move women forward in America, that we can’t seem to bear a woman with her life together and a genuine smile on her face?

Anne Hathaway shares a sentiment that I’ve been hearing with greater frequency in our digital haters world. Rett Butler said it best: “Frankly, My Dear, I don’t give a damn.” Take that haters. ~ Anne

 

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Stephanie Seymour Tells Us 'How To Be Sexy' & Mean It!

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It’s been a heady week for Stephanie Seymour, one of the original supers and Victoria’s Secret first major, major model. This was before the Angels and Stephanie reigned supreme at VS.

Her drop dead photo for Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv brand hit the digital airwaves on blogs worldwide. You can peruuse the entire Re-Nutriv collection on Amazon, part of a new initiative that will tie our own GlamTribale store on Amazon into a much larger affiliate program, supported by seven years of original writing — not just posting images — on AOC.

Next Stephanie Seymour fronts the November issue of Town & Country, lensed by Erik Madigan Heck. Stephanie speaks of being an art muse to Julian Schnabel and Francesco Clemente  in the feature story ‘Bodies of Work’.

Indeed, Stephanie’s husband Peter Brant,” the American mogul who owns Art in America, Interview magazine and an impressive collection of Warhols, Basquiats, and Schnabels (among other art world superstars)”, writes T&C, commissioned the portraits.

Stephanie Seymour on ‘How to be sexy’

Notably, it was Stephanie Seymour’s ‘How to be sexy’ tips in Allure October that got our attention — along with news of her upcoming lingerie line Raven & Sparrow. As for being a sensual woman, here are Stephanie’s tips:

Cheek-kiss with intention. “You have to commit. If you give someone a hug, give them a hug. If you give someone a kiss on the cheek, give him a kiss on the cheek.”

Don’t be too laid-back. “You need to have a certain amount of passion to be a sexy person. It’s about energy and confidence and having something to say. The sexiest woman in the world, if she’s boring or just has nothing to say, she becomes incredibly unsexy very, very quickly.”

Put your hair up. “Ponytails are so sexy. It’s just a sweet, clean, pretty way for women to wear their hair. It’s also really sexy to take it out and shake your hair. Don’t be that girl who twirls her hair. If you play with your hair because you think you’re looking cute, you’re being self-conscious, and that’s not sexy anymore.”

Walk with purpose. “I was a terrible, awful nervous wreck when I had to walk the runways. I would always beg Naomi to give me a lesson. I could never do what she does. So I finally just said, ‘You know what? I’m just going to pretend that I’m walking down the street and there are a bunch of construction workers hammering away, and they’re all whistling, and I’m just going to look right ahead. I always have to create an alter ego. When in doubt, pretend you’re someone else, and it’s much easier.”

Looking for a Victoria’s Secret image of Stephanie Seymour, this one is front and center in Google images. Stephanie is wearing a couture piece that I had made for the second Victoria’s Secret fashion show by Parisian lingerie designer Chantal Thomass. Below Stephanie, Naomi Campbell wears another piece from the same collection. Memories, memories. ~ Anne

Wednesday
Oct012014

Christy Turlington's Smart Sensuality Success Recipe For A Good Life

Christy Turlington is one of original supers and a consummate Smart Sensuality woman. Read why.

Turlington looks magnificent in the above image by Inez & Vinoodth for Porter Magazine #5. I pulled this other sequence of three images from the duo’s blog, because they sum up the combo of feminine and masculine values that converge in the Smart Sensuality woman.

What’s missing from this sensual feast from Inez % Vinoodth is the action-driven philanthropy component that is core to the lifestyle of a Smart Sensuality woman. For Turlington, the core action based on doing good is the creation of her ‘Every Woman Counts’ Foundation, dedicated to improving maternal health worldwide.

Vogue profiled Christy Turlington in early September as the super woman, wife and mother of two as the veterman New York Marathon runner prepped to become a newbie in the Chicago Marathon this month.Vogue writes:

Turlington Burns has been training for marathons since 2011, when she saw an opportunity to raise awareness for her nonprofit, Every Mother Counts, which aims to provide women with access to critical medical care in an effort to end preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. The 26-mile challenge is symbolic of the issue because, says Turlington Burns, “distance is one of the biggest barriers women face bringing life into the world,” with expectant mothers in developing countries often traveling great distances in search of emergency care.

In the FYI column, Turlington describes running into New York in the final leg of that global epic marathon, explaining that New York ranks 47th in the US in maternal mortality. A recent grant from Every Mother Counts to the New York state government seeks to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for every female living in the state. ~ Anne

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Monday
Sep222014

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women In 'Amazon' By Urivaldo Lopes for French Revue De Modes #25

Model Anais Mali is styled by Jonathan Mahaut in ‘Amazon’, lensed by Urivaldo Lopes for French Revue De Modes #25, Fall/Winter 2014/15.

In Greek mythology, the Amazons were fierce female warriors who descended from Ares, the god of war. Amazonian women are frequently pictured fighting on horseback with bows and arrows, axes and spears. Frequently Amazons carry a crescent-shaped shield. As patriarchal values soared in Greece and especially under Aristotle, the Amazons were portrayed as man-hating women.

The Amazon River in South America is believed to have been named by the Spanish explorer Fransisco de Orellana in 1541 who encountered female warriors on his voyage through a territory then called Maranon.

In Ukraine, Katerina Tarnovska is the leader of a group called the Asgarda. These women claim to be a new tribe of Amazons that represent a nationalist, maternalist movement seeking to change patriarchal values.

Although Tarnovska is adamant that the spirit of Amazonian women is alive in her her genes, Natalia Lavrinkeo, a senior researcher at Ukraine’s Institute of Sociology (NASU) believes the Asgarda movement was created by the nationalist political party. Lavrinko argues the the real purpose of Asgarda is designed “to attract more women to a movement whose real purpose is to promote childbirth and perpetuate the Ukraine’s overwhelmingly patriarchal society,” writes Prospect Magazine.

Asgarda is not aligned with FEMEN, the group of breast-baring feminists committed to overturning the patriarchy.

A very real-life story about women warriors is playing out in Syria where one-third of the Kurdish army fighting ISIS is made up of women fighting alongside the men. I posted last night an extraordinary set of images of these fighters who say that ISIS is very afraid of them. ISIS believes that if a man is killed by a woman in battle, he will not go to heaven.

Read Kurdish Women Fighters In Syria Say ISIS Fears Women Soldiers So Much They Shake.

 

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Saturday
Sep202014

Ta Prohm Temple Is Home To Cambodia's Female Apsara Spirits

I am enraptured today with these images of Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia. Located in Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia and built in the Bayon style in the late 12th and early 13th centuried, the temple was originally called Rajavihara.

Today the conservation and restoration of Ta Prohm — but in a style that pays homage to its current state of nature gone wild — is a partnership between the Archaelogical Survey of India and the APSARA (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap).

The authorities at APSARA know that Apsara (also spelled as Apsarasa) is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in both Hindu and Buddhist myths. In fact, apsaras are an important motif in the stone bas-reliefs of the Angkorian temples built in Cambodia in the 8th-13th centuries AD.

Several years ago, I quoted Cambodian writer Kounila Keo, who contrasted the history of women in Cambodia and America:

Unlike America, for example, and its “founding fathers,” a precedent is already in place for female leadership in Cambodia. Queen Lieu Ye, the country’s original monarch, who ruled over a group of Khmer tribes, is known to have formed the Kingdom called Funan, or Nokor Phnom, setting a standard for women as premieres, not only in the family, but in society as a whole.   

In the memory of Queen Lieu Ye’s matriarchy, the word mae (mother) continues to connote the honour of the female-being and, more importantly, traits of ‘greatness, leadership, or of being the essential element’. For example, you still have gender neutral words such as mae-torp (military commander), mae-khum (chief of commune), referring to anyone who holds these positions of power.

It is also worth noting that Cambodians address their parents and grandparents with the female first; “mother and father,” for example, or “grandmother and grandfather.”

Looking at these images I feel the fecundity of female spirits, the deep roots of nature and very substance of our beings. But I also think of the assault on women’s rights that has become a core value of so many of the world’s religions, including Christianity with its patriarchal views. ~ Anne

 

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Sunday
Sep142014

Yes, The G-Spot Does Exist As Part Of Holistic Female Sexual Anatomy

I could write: “No wonder women and men are confused! What do you mean there is no G-spot!!!! I have one.”

Like all the quickie analysis of how to pleasure a woman, Huff Po UK’s Rachel Moss adds to the confusion, writing:

In the majority of women’s magazines (Cosmo, we’re looking at you) a woman’s G-spot is listed as the magical gateway to sexual pleasure.

But new research suggests the ‘holy grail’ of female orgasms may not even exist.

Really? Is that what the research said, Rachel? Then why did you follow with this explanation:

A study, published in the journal Nature Reviews Urology, says it isn’t just the G-Spot that brings a woman sexual pleasure but a much larger “intimate area”, named the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex, which includes the uterus and the clitoris.

While you add to the perpetual confusion about female sexuality, Rachel, are you certain that the study concluded that the uterus is part of the CUV? Or have you confused uterus with urethra? I know both words begin with the letter ‘u’, but that is all they have in common in the recent reswearch. 

If I sound annoyed by these kneejerk headlines concerning the G-Spot not existing, I respond “you got that right!” Women have enough challenges achieving sexual pleasure in America, and the Brits are no better off.

For starters, the new research led by Emmanuele A. Jannini, professor of endocrinology and sexology at Tor Vergata university in Rome, says that the pleasure zone that triggers a female orgasm — where the woman is psychologically and emotionally receptive to having one I will add — is more complex than just a single area identified as the G-spot, named after Ernst Grafenberg, a German gynaecologist who proposed its existence in 1950.

Professor Jannini concludes that the CUV complex comprising the clitoris, urethra and anterior (front) vaginal wall is “much more complex than a simple, phantasmagoric ‘point’ ” — not that I ever thought it was a ‘point’. 

“The vagina is an active tissue and sexually important to be respected,” concludes Dr. Jannini. 

The ‘stop looking for the G-spot, it does not exist’ headlines serve to further confuse everyone about female sexual anatomy. Frankly, I do not understand what new research comes from Dr. Jannini.

Current Knowledge of Female Sexual Anatomy

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