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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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Keira Knightley On Feminism For Harper's Bazaar UK Feb 2014 By Alexi Lubomirski

Keira Knightley covers Harper’s Bazaar UK’s February issue, wearing looks from Chanel’s spring-summer 2014 collection. Keira, who is lensed by Alexi Lubomirski, chats up a number of topics with Bazaar’s Sophie Elmhirst. At the top of the list: feminism.

I think it’s great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘Oh, f***ing shut up,’” says Keira.  ”Somehow, it [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it’s great that we’re coming out of that.


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Pakistan Nearly Bans 'I Am Malala' As The Teen Stands For Educating Girls Everywhere


From Upworthy and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ensuring girls around the world get to go to school doesn’t just take money — it also requires the universal belief that women deserve equal access to education. Malala Yousafzai almost lost her life working to give a voice to girls who were banned by the Taliban from being educated in her home country of Pakistan. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and she has inspired countless people worldwide to stand up for what they deserve.

The refrain of this song features young girls singing “I am Malala,” which I love because it reminds me of the great Martin Luther King Jr. quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

‘I Am Malala’ #24 On Amazon

Pakistan has all but banned Malala Yousafzai book ‘I Am Malala’, currently #24 on Amazon. London’s The Independent writes that The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation, representing more than 152,000 institutions in Pakistan has decided that pupils would experience a “negative” effect by reading the book. The Federation also says the book is not entirely respectful of Islam.

“Pakistan is an ideological country. That ideology is based on Islam … In this book are many comments that are contrary to our ideology.,” said the federation’s president, Mirza Kashif.

Pakistan ranks 132 out of 135 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index for its treatment of females. The US ranks 23.

Malala Wows Jon Stewart

16 year old Malala Yousafzai is interviewed here by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Stewart asked Malal what she would do if attacked again by a Taliban gunman.

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Flogged in Sudan: A Woman Lawyer Shares Brutal Details Of Her Being Whipped By Khartoum's Morality Police

Anne’s Reflections on ‘Halima’s Flogging’

Anne here. I woke up this morning to new video files of a flogging in Sudan, sent to me by my friends in Khartoum. The video has been published on Facebook, but is continually taken down after complaints by the Online Sudanese National Security Unit and their Islamists friends for being offensive and violent.

How ironic that the very thugs who perpetrate the violence against about 40,000 women a year in Sudan for  ‘offenses’ as minor as not covering their heads, then turn to Facebook and YouTube, complaining that the video showing them flogging women is violent.

Amira Osman Back In Khartoum Court September 19

Sudanese engineer and businesswoman Amira Osman is due back in a Khartoum court on September 19. Her judge was a no-show earlier this month. Amira says she is prepared to be flogged to defend the right to leave her hair uncovered in defiance of the ‘Taliban’-like law Article 152 of Sudan’s morality laws, instituted after the 1989 Islamist-backed coup by current president Omar-al-Bashir.

Our commitment to supporting the women of Sudan to end the brutal flogging of tens of thousands of women each year in Sudan is just part of our daily mission at AOC. 

The raw files of Halima’s Flogging, this morning’s video are being installed on Vimeo, where they will be safe from the the Online Sudanese National Security Unit and their Islamists friends. Anne of Carversville has a policy of PUBLISHING these videos of women being flogged in Sudan. We exist to tell the stories of violence against women worldwide, even when they are wrenching to watch.

Seriously, men of Sudan’s National Security Police. MAN UP!!!

If you are so fast to flog women for no good reason, be manly enough to take public credit for your actions. There’s nothing worse than a group of weak men running for cover when the digital world holds them accountable for brutalizing women.

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Judge Is A No Show In Amira Osman Court Today | September 19, 2013 In Khartoum Is New Date & We Will Be Ready

A Defiant Amira Osman Outside Khartom Court

Activist engineer and business owner Amira Osman out of the court September 1 in Khartoum carrying a not yet confiscated sign saying “Public Order Laws are humiliating Women in Sudan.

Amira Osman’s Clothes Not Modest Enough?

Amira Osman wearing the same clothes in which she was arrested conducting business in Khartoum on August 27, 2013. The Sudanese regime sought to bring Amira to a speedy trial, but it wasn’t soon enough to stop people in Sudan from rallying around her.

#AmiraOsman has just left the court after her trial adjourned September 1 until September 19, carrying a sign says: “Public Order Laws are humiliating Women in Sudan - Movement of No to Oppression of Women in Sudan”. 

The Sudanese judge was MIA — missing in action — for unknown reasons. We believe it was the intention of the Sudanese right-wing zealots to push Amira’s case through very quickly, so that the word wouldn’t spread internationally of her arrest.For #Amira Osman to be arrested on Aug. 27th and scheduled to appear in court on September 1 Sunday, in a court on the far outskirts of Khartoum sounds like a plot to eliminate the proper judicial proceedings to me.

In Europe, it’s the last weekend of the summer holiday and people are traveling back home. In the US, we are also returning from holidays, and it is Labor Day weekend, a major US holiday. If Sudanese officials thought Anne of Carversville would be sleeping at the switch, they were DEAD WRONG!!!

What country with any values would brutally flog 40,000 women a year while men watch and cheer on the streets?

In Most Countries of the World, There Are Two Kinds Of Men: Friends To Women and Foes

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J'Adore Turkey's Ceyda Sungur, A Smart Sensuality Lady In Red In Action

Candice Swanepoel Sees Red, Lensed By Mariano Vivanco For Vogue Mexico September 2013 As ‘Espíritu de Fuego’

Bianca Balti Sees Red, Lensed By Pierpaolo Ferrari for Tatler Russia September 2013


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The Stunning Image Of ‘The Lady In Red’ Will Endure Even After The Turkey Protests End Business Insider

In Turkey at the end of May 2013, the ‘lady in red’ — a woman who was sprayed directly in the face with teargas by a policeman as she stood in Gezi Park of Taksim Square — became the symbol of the dissidents. The Turkish press Today’s Zaman called her ‘decent-looking and brave’

This Turkish policeman seeks intent on maintaining full control of ‘the lady in red’. Is this last shot personal or what! The heroine was identified as Ceyda Sungur, a research assistant at Istanbul Technical University’s school of urban planning. Environmentalists and other activists were staging a peaceful protest against government plant to build a shopping center in the park. The Verge wrote:

Dressed in a red cotton dress and carrying a white tote bag, Sungur soon found herself nearly face-to-face with a policeman’s pepper spray canister. That’s precisely when Osman Orsal, a photographer for Reuters, captured what may be the defining image of this month’s unrest — Turkey’s small-scale equivalent of the tank at Tiananmen.

With her stance relaxed and face downturn, Sungur, through Orsal’s lens, is the epitome of passive resistance. As onlookers cover their faces and turn away, Sungur keeps her shoulders nearly squared to the officer, whose gas mask and crouched stance seem almost comically disproportionate to his target. With a barricade of shields framing the action with ominous uniformity, she stands alone and absorbs the spray.

On a note of irony, we see that Ceyda Sungur will attend R.E.D.S. Rome Ecological Design Symposium in late September 2013.

Consider the juxtaposition of this image of a Turkish policeman very aggressively dousing our lady in red with tear gas with photographer Koray Birand’s June 2011 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Turkey, featuring Nadia Serlldou. See entire editorial. Having been to Istanbul many times, I understand the push and pull of secularization and the growth of religious fundamentalism in the country.

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Malala Yousafzai Calls On World Leaders To Educate Children As Part of UN Malala Day 16th Birthday Celebration

Malala Yousafzai speaking at the United Nations on Friday, July 12 of the need to educate the world’s children. Malala recalled how the attackers had also shot her friends. “They thought that the bullets would silence us,” she said, “but they failed.”

And then, out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought that they would change our aims and stop our ambitions but nothing changed in my life except this: Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. My dreams are the same

 Happy Birthday Malala!

View larger Beyoncé’s Happy Birthday message to Malala Yousafzai.

“I want to work hard, I want to sacrifice my whole life for the education of girls. And to be true, I want to say that I don’t to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban, I want to be the girl who struggled for her rights,” Malala said at the UN on Friday, July 12th.

Malala Yousafzai Documentary

Davis Guggenheim, whose previous projects include ‘Waiting for Supserman’ and Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is filming a documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani education advocate who was shot in the head last October by Taliban gunmen in the SWAT region of Pakistan.

Mr. Guggenheim’s Hollywood producers are Walter F. Parkes and wife Laurie MacDonald. The project is being financed by Image Nation of Abu Dhabi.

Guggenheim and MacDonald originally planned a dramatic film, based on Malala’s life, but changed to the documentary format after meeting her, writes the New York Times.

Malala and her family recently visited Abu Dhabi, the country which has helped her recover from her attack.  The Abu Dhabi Festival donated Dh368,000 to the Malala Fund for Girls’ Education in Egypt and announced a formal relationship between the festival and UNESCO to promote education worldwide.

Malala Yousafzai At UN

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, a survivor of attempted murder for her work promoting education for girls in Pakistan, make her first major speech at the UN on Friday, calling on world leaders to provide “free, compulsory education” for every child.

The astoundingly composed young woman celebrated her 16th birthday on the world stage, wearing a pink shawl that had once belonged to the assassinated Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Malala addressed more than 500 young leaders at a special Youth Assembly, co-organized with UN special envoy for global education Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister.

A new report called “Children Battling To Go To School” found that 95 percent of the 28.5 million children who aren’t getting a primary school education live in low and lower-middle income countries. Girls make up 55 percent of that total.

Malala will return in September for an education summit scheduled as world leaders convene for the UN General Assembly.