Sensuality Reads

Madonna Calls Out Gay Men’s Misogyny In Out Interview

Long Ring Finger Traits Similar Between Men & Women In Business

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
Apr262015

Eunice Akoth In NYC For The Kibera School For Girls

Tina Brown’s sixth Women in the World Conference is in full swing at Lincoln Center in New York.

On Friday, Eunice Akoth brought down the house, sharing poetic thoughts about her unbridled determination and confidence to rise above the difficult circumstances for girls in Kibera, one of the world’s biggest slums outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

Eunice is a sixth-grader at The Kibera School For Girls, (see website)one of two charities targeted for support by Anne of Carversville and me personally.

Besides hearing Eunice Akoth’s stirring oratory, the audience also heard from the husband and wife team of Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner Odede who operate the Shining Hope For Communities foundation — which pairs free education with health care, clean water, and other social services in Kibera.

Kennedy founded in 2004, after saving 20 cents to buy a soccer ball as a way of getting people together. His goal was simple: gender equality, making the world better for his mother and sister.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Guess #DENIMDAY No Rape Campaign Moves To Europe In Summer 2015

Clothing brand GUESS puts its support behind nonprofit organization, Peace Over Violence, which aims to end sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. In honor of Denim Day 2015, GUESS will donate $2 for every pair of jeans and select accessories to Peace Over Violence from now until April 29.

Starting with Italy, the Guess Foundation arrives in Europe this year, launching a Denim Day in summer 2015.

The Denim Day movement was born in 1998 in the US in response to a shocking judgment by the Italian Court, which overturned a rape case against a forty-five year old man because the eighteen year old female victim was wearing tight jeans which, according to the Court, could not have been taken off without her consent. Wearing tight blue jeans was the way American women protested against the verdict and since then Denim Day has become a national campaign in the US to promote the prevention of rape and sexual violence crimes. via

Wednesday
Apr152015

The Skate Girls Of Kabul Are High Flying Into London's Saatchi Gallery In April 2015

I always like to go high on the ramps. When I’m Up There I feel free, like I’m flying. I like that feeling a lot.

In a marvelous tale of simplicity, ingenuity and determination, Australian Oliver Percovich changed the lives of street children on the streets of Kabul and now Cambodia and South Africa. Percovich captured the curiosity of children — many of them selling goods on the streets of Kabul to support their low-income families — as he rolled by on his skateboard.

The nonprofit Skateistan has a much larger goal today of empowering young people, providing a foundation for change and educational opportunities.

Girl Power Gets Flying In Kabul

Young women make up about 45% of Skateistan’s members. These girls are forbidden to ride bicycles and they must wear restrictive clothing for many sport-related activities. My Modern Met writes:

For these girls, this skateboarding initiative not only gives them the chance to go to school, it also allows them to feel a sense of freedom, strength, and that they have a safe haven away from the dangers that they face on a daily basis. Even with their confining clothes, they are able to successfully skateboard, which would explain why this activity is becoming the nation’s #1 sport for women.

Enter now British photographer Jessica Fulford Dobson, who heard about Skateistan and begged to photograph the liberated, airborn girls. After gaining Percovich’s trust, Fulford-Dobson used a discreet style with no artificial lighting to capture the independent spirit and joy of Afghan girls in this stupendous, small project.

The Skate Girls of Kabul exhibition opens at London’t Saatchi Gallery from April 15th-28th. Read a wonderful article by Andrea Alessi for Artslant ‘Afghanistan’s Skater Girls Roll Into the Saatchi Gallery’.

 

 

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Thursday
Apr092015

Close To Meeting Goal Of 600 Women Teachers In Burkina Faso, Toni Garrn Heads Soon For Zimbabwe With Plan International

Top model Toni Garrn gets down and detailed with Models.com about her work as an ambassador with Plan International and their efforts towards educating girls throughout the world and specifically Burkina Faso. AOC wrote last November about Toni’s personal connection to the ‘Because I Am A Girl’ project and the fundraiser campaign she launched with German brand Closed denim.

All images by Alique with styling by Maher Jridi, interview by Irene Ojo-Felix, and creative direction by Stephan Moskovic. / Hair by Rita Marmor; makeup by Sir John.

Garrn reports that sales from her Closed denim campaign have already come close to meeting the goal in Burkina Faso of educating now 600 women (the video says 450) for three years to become teachers. 588 somen between 20-25 years old are now being educated.

Following, perhaps, in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell in London, Garrn had a flea market during fashion week.

I’ve been collecting clothes and accessories since I was 14 a lot of it was trade that I got from fashion shows and I put away. I had several suitcases at some point. I just thought I can’t give this away, there has to be a way to make this bigger and get money to help from it. I emailed every model friend I had and I got so much stuff. Kasia Struss, Arlenis Sosa, Karlie, Constance, Rianne Tenhaken, Sigrid, Christy Turlington. Liya gave me some nice pieces of her Lem Lem collection. It’s nice to make room in our NY apartments for a good reason. Spring Studios gave me a space, which is amazing. I steamed and tagged everything for a week and Google-d how much everything was worth in today’s market. In one day, we raised $20,000. People who came said “I wish I had heard about this sooner. I wish I could have given you more” so next time I think I’ll do it for at least 2-3 days.

Toni Garrn In Burkina Faso With Plan International

Garrn is headed for Zimbabwe in August 2015 to start work there with Plan International. And while she believes awareness of problems is important, she is very direct in asking readers to get out the plastic and contribute to becauseiamagirl.ca, plan.de, or planusa.org.

 

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Sunday
Apr052015

Mari Malek & Friends By Cliff Watts Stand For Girls In South Sudan

Mari Agory, Mari Malek, Grace Bol, Rina Kara, Elizabeth Arjok, Nyamouch Girwath, and Nykhor Paul. All images by Cliff WattsModel, DJ/producer and South Sudanese refugee Mari Malek uses her NYC platform to broadcast information about her nonprofit Stand 4 Education on Models.com. In an in-depth, no fluff interview, Mari Malek reveals information about herself and — more importantly — the dire plight of her people living in South Sudan, a country that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011.

In this series of images by Cliff Watts, Mari Malek is joined by South Sudan sisters Mari Agory, Grace Bol, Rina Kara, Elizabeth Arjok, Nyamouch Girwath, and Nykhor Paul in a visual exploration of their South Sudanese roots, beauty and traditions.

Models.com writes:

Stand 4 Education’s manifesto is focused on providing education to the women and children of South Sudan and to drum up global awareness for her culture.  Education needs to be ubiquitous. “Because education is not only academic, it’s for all aspects of life,” she says.

On the Stand 4 Education website, we learn that South Sudan has the lowest school access rates in the world with a staggering 90% illiteracy rate among women. Less than 2% of girls attend high school, making South Sudan the most illiterate place in the world for girls.

Vice Magazine interviewed Mari Malek in the spring of 2014 as part of an in-depth story Saving South Sudan by Robert Young Pelton. The issue also features portraits by Mike Mellia for a series called ‘Our Side of the Story: South Sudan’.  Outside of the fact that everyone is a ‘supermodel’, a misnomer that is a pet peeve of mine, the photos are magnificent.

In her Vice Interview, Malek explains that she was born in Wau, South Sudan. Her father was a minister of finance in the government, and her mother was a nurse. ‘My family was also very large. I have about 20 sisters and brothers. Five of us belonged to my mom and dad, and the rest were my half sisters and brothers. My dad had four wives, and my mom was his third wife, the one who took care of all his children.’

As the violence became worse in South Sudan, Malek’s mother brought her and two sisters to a refugee camp in Egypt in hopes of getting them out of the country.VICE writes:

She eventually emigrated to Newark, New Jersey, living in a low-income housing complex filled with drugs, violence, prostitutes, and other problems that made the transition feel “even scarier than our home in Sudan.”

In an unusually candid comment in her VICE interview, Malek speaks not only of lack of education — and especially for girls with egos — as the major problem in South Sudan.

The other root of the problem is “men with egos.” Our country is the youngest country in the world. Our leaders are inexperienced and running it. I feel like they are running it with their testosterone and egos. The current crisis in South Sudan has been exposed to the media and to the blind as a “tribal war,” when really it is a power struggle between two men who want power for themselves. These men are supposed to be our leaders and our protectors.

Based on very-real, first-hand experience with male ego in this part of the world, I know that the culture of protecting male ego is an epic issue in many parts of Africa. I will say no more, so as not to be incriminating. Please read the articles at Models.com and also on VICE about South Sudan. They are excellent.

Anne of Carversville’s substantial efforts in Sudan have been focused more in Khartoum, trying to stop the brutal flogging of 40,000 women and girls each year. Sudanese law exempts Christians from South Sudan from being flogged, but the barbarians who roam the streets looking for women inappropriately dressed don’t distinguish between Muslim and the rarer Christian women in the country.

Please note that AOC’s sub-heading ‘From fashion to flogging, telling women’s stories’ is not a reference to ‘50 Shades of Grey’. It refers to this dispicable flogging of 40,000 females annually in Sudan, dressed in any way that offends men in charge of their propriety. ~ Anne

Mari Malek by Cliff Watts

 

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Friday
Apr032015

Amanda McCall Illustrates The Ben & Jerry's Obvious Celebrity Ice Cream Gender Gap

it’s interesting that a socially-progressive company like Ben & Jerry’s finds no fault in its marketing strategy that names its celebrity flavors after men. In a brilliantly simple, graphic arts feminist statement by Amanda McCall for Buzzfeed, we see all the strong women and public figures who never warranted inclusion on Ben & Jerry’s we learn the simple truth that of the over 20 celebrity flavors created by Ben & Jerry’s, only two have been women.

Only Tina Fey’s character on 30 Rock and Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter were honored.

McCall uses the grace, charm and talent of a Good Humour Bar to remind the guys that women buy more ice cream than men do in total. So how about it fellas? Are we ladies just still out of sight, out of mind 50 years after ‘Mad Men’?

Or is feminism and equal rights for women just not a core platform on the male-dominated, liberal-left agenda. It’s not as if all the sexists are Republicans. Amanda has just come up with a brilliant new feminst statement and a situation that women consumers could fix with one quick lick Lysistrata style. If Ben & Jerry’s is a boys club, then let’s take our ice cream money down the rocky road. ~ Anne

 

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Sunday
Mar292015

Empowering Women With Loans To Dig Wells & Create Local Water Supply

Woman | Anai Ekalino By Natasha Kertes In ‘The Story of Aquarius’ At AfroStyle Magazine

I stumbled into this marvelous and original fashion editorial today, a 2013 collaboration between Miami-based photographer Natasha Kertes and Sudanese model Anai Ekalino. ‘The Story of Aquarius’ is an excellent example of AOC’s mission of ‘felling women’s stories, from fashion to flogging’.

The fetching of the water has long been mostly the work of women and children in the developing world. Surveys from 45 developing countries confirm that women and children get the water in 76% of households. Surveys from Africa confirm that women and girls get 90% of the wood and water, devoting up to 6 hrs. each day doing it.

Let me take a few moments to talk about water as a women’s empowerment issue.

Water.org shares these water facts:

Women also struggle most from the lack of adequate sanitation, the often unspoken part of the water and sanitation crisis. The sanitation crisis for women can be summed up in one word: ‘dignity.’ Around the world, fewer than one person in three has access to a toilet. In many countries, it is not acceptable for a woman to relieve herself during the day. They wait hours for nightfall, just to have privacy. This impacts health and puts their safety at risk. About half of all girls worldwide attend schools without toilets. The lack of privacy causes many girls to drop out when they reach puberty.

The dual aspects of the water crisis – lack of water and of sanitation – lock women in a cycle of poverty. They cannot attend school; they cannot earn an income.

Based on the success of women’s microlending, NGOs and philanthropic organizations are working to help women take out small loans for household water connections and toilets, as well as a central well in their community.

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