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

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

Eden Foods Files Suit Against Contraception Mandate, Citing Birth Control As Immoral. PLEASE!!! Anne Says: Don’t Support Eden Foods With Your Wallet!

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

French Roast News

Why Philadelphia Women Need the Earned Sick Days Bill

Izabel Goulart in Sign from Lilith That Anne Has Religious Morals After All

Gang of 10 Republican NM Women Want to Jail Rape Victims for 3 Years If They Abort

First Lady Michelle Obama in Jason Wu | The Feminine Feminist

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

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

Is Maison Martin Margiela’s H&M Collaboration Subversive in Nature?

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

GlamTribale Jewelry & Omo Valley People @ Kol Ami Craft Show Oct 13-14 2012

Sailing Towards Ithaca As A Sensual Journey

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

Alfred Hitchcock’s Obsession: Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren in ‘The Girl’

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: Female, 30-Something, Glamorous & Pregnant | Women’s IQs Now Higher Than Men’s

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

Our Jewelry Expresses the Eroticism of Nature & Beauty of Woman

Louis Vuitton’s Yayoi Kusama Celebration | David Austin Roses | Kate Scott Photography

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

Small Town Aryanna Strader Voters Like Cupcake Liners, Too

Catholic Bishops Hats Inspire Coconut Shrimp Recipe

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin Calls Out PA (R) Congressman Joseph Pitts, Sponsor of HR 358 ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

Bye Bye to, Karen Teegarden & Anita Doll Fiouris

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’

Research Review: Are Kids of Gay Parents Better Off With Mom & Imprisoned Dad?

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

Anne of Carversville & Sensuality News do not accept submissions.

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

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

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Utah Patriarchy Moves to Criminalize Miscarriage

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Republican War on Women Alive in My Beloved Bucks County

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Smart Sensuality Women as Envisioned by Ellen von Unwerth

Controlling Women’s Bodies Is a Fight to the Finish

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While the World Debates Burqas, Fashion Designers Show Beautiful Abayas at Paris’s George V Hotel

Drawing a Line in Lubna’s Sand, Saying ‘No More’ to the Growing, Global Erosion of Women’s Rights in the Name of Any Man’s Religion

Jimmy Carter on Religion as Agent of Women’s Oppression

Searching for Logic in Our Civilized World

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Queen Rania Is Embraced By the Global Boys Club


Love to NieNie's Stephanie & Christian Nielson from New York

Stephanie Nielson and her husband Christian a few months before the Aug. 2008 plane crash.

Update 7/8/11: At this point, I just laugh when the Stephanie Nielson stories pop big, as they did yesterday. It’s as if Stephanie just pops in, without an invite, keeping me on my toes. Her timing was perfect yesterday, prompting me to weave her incredible story into a new post of a ‘Beauty Revolt’ editorial from L’Officiel Ukraine. A similar statement from Vogue Italia is in the queue. As always, Stephanie helps us put life in perspective. Read my new musing about Stephanie Nielson: NieNie’s Stephsnie Nielson Faces ‘Flawless’ Beauty Head-on.

For inexplicable reasons I went looking for old digital friends today. Most likely, the fact that one is in town inspires me to wonder about the others — the people who have touched our lives, even though we haven’t met them. 

Wandering is a total luxury when you have no time to lose. Today I visited several digital friends, some who would probably be surprised that I care about them so deeply. 

Stephanie Nielson, NieNie Dialogues

No one has caused me to reflect on life, physical beauty, tragedy, courage, resilience and love more than Stephanie Nielson. 

It was this brave Arizona-mother’s courageous fight to live and recover from her devastating injuries in a plane crash, that inspired my reflections on the meaning of love, relationships and physical image in America and my own life.

Reading that first Stephanie Nielson post now, the entire case of characters remains in my life — for once. Perhaps this is Stephanie’s influence operating. 

Perhaps I’m getting better at permanency in a life lived very much in the moment — and for good reason. 

The story of Stephanie Nielson’s recovery is detailed in my periodic check-ins with her, all quiet and unobserved.

In no way am I a member of the NieNie inner-circle. 

via Flickr’s Crativity+Timothy K Hamilton

The Nielson Marriage Thrives in Arizona Bedrock

In the month of June 2010, when the Gore marriage has suddenly dissolved before the nation’s eyes, along with those of two Gore daughters, the Nielson marriage remains strong.

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Jenny Sanford Finds Life, Perhaps Romance, After Divorce

Updated on Sat, September 11, 2010 by Registered CommenterAnne

Former first lady Jenny Sanford poses for a photograph with, from right, Bradley Lindler, Anna Louise Lindler and Orie Lindler during the annual First Lady’s Easter Egg hunt in Columbia, S.C. on Monday, March 22, 2010. Writing now about Martha Stewart’s brief career as a fashion model — and at Chanel, no less — we stumbled on a gem about Jenny Sanford, formerly married to South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. Gov Sanford is expected to be charged criminally tomorrow, resulting from a State Ethics Committee investigation of his actions in his Argentianian disappearing act with a woman later identified as his lover in June 2009. 

Our focus in the original Jenny post was her circumspect nature — and her restrained dignity — in dealing with those events.Clearly, Jenny Sanford is an American original, continuing to fulfill certain First Lady duties for the state of South Carolina, even though she is now divorced from the governor.

In our tabloid, let-it-all-hang-out American, poor-me culture, Jenny Sanford was honest, realistic and dignified in the face of extreme personal pain and heartbreak. Unlike Silda Spitzer, she did not say “the woman is supposed to take care of the sex”, assuming personal responsibility for her husband’s actions.

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TIME 100 List Doesn't Add Up

Call me confused about the 2010 TIME 100 List of the World most influential people, published yesterday. The ommission of American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is staggering, and frankly undermines the credibility of the entire process.

Secretary of State Clinton is probably the most ardent voice for women in the world. She has redirected America’s State Department away from the anti-international women policies of the Bush Administration. Yes, she was on the list in 2008 for her presidential run. But let’s not call the list ‘Influential People’, OK?

I almost hit the upload button, writing that there are 30 women on the TIME 100 list, not 31 as Reuters corrected me. Working from the printout FULL LIST, there are 100 names (including duos) but not Michelle Obama, who is #31 woman.

The First Lady’s name is missing from the FULL LIST, but there are 100 entries, none repeated.I’m so neurotic, I just put in an excel sheet.

Presumably then there’s a man lurking on the list who doesn’t belong here. I have friends checking me here, because I’m so afraid of making an idiot of myself. Had I relied on TIME, I would have looked like an amateur journalist, leaving out the name of the First Lady of the United States.

I know that America’s math and technical skills are declining dramatically. Bill Gates wants to take over our classroom and perhaps balance the budget as well. And perhaps Anne has worked too hard this week.

From my perspective, Hillary Clinton’s not being included on the list is a gross offense to women and thinking men. Adding the name of the First Lady Michelle Obama to the list being uploaded all over the world would be good journalism. And kindly take off the man who doesn’t belong here.

Women have enough trouble breaking through the glass ceiling. No interlopers in our numerically small female-gender TIME 100 territory please. 

Read the bios all the 30 women listed on TIME’s summary page, below Michelle’s photo. The First Lady of the United States will appear shortly. Thankfully, her husband is listed. And for that matter, so is Bill Clinton. We’ll be posting more over the weekend.

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'The Carrie Diaries' | Candace Bushnell's New Book

DolceTracker| Today’s London Times plumbs the depths and not just the glossy surface of Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘Sex and the City’ creator Candace Bushnell. We learn almost as much about her mother as Bushnell, who at 51 is incredibly sensual, full of vitality and thriving in her eight-year-marriage to Charles Askegard, 10 years her junior.

Writer Shane Watson notes that Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘Sex and the City’ character’ lacks the intensity of Bushness, echoing my own sentiments on Bradshaw’s alleged feminist credentials:

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9 South Hadley Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Suicide

Unfortunately the story of Phoebe Prince’s suicide is not a bad movie. We cannot rerun the script, deciding to make the Mean Girls into Good Girls, finding heart and compassion in their treatment of Phoebe. Indeed, the South Hadley High girls were and remain Mean Girls, hounding a 15-year-old girl to death.

Nine students have been charged with crimes ranging from stalking to statutory rape in the Mid-Jan 2010 suicide death of South Hadley, Mass teenager Phoebe Prince.

No school officials have been charged, although Northweatern District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel said that school officials ignored pleas for help from ‘at least two school staff members’ about the bullying.

Four students and two faculty members tried to intervene in the tragic situation, one that spilled into Facebook and other digital media.

“Phoebe’s death on Jan. 14 followed a torturous day for her, in which she was subjected to verbal harassment and threatened physical abuse,” Scheibel said.

The young 15-year-old woman, who only recently emigrated to the US from Ireland, went home and hanged herself.

This sad story isn’t new in American history, but the consequences are amplified in today’s digital culture.

The sad, disgusting story of human behavior involves Phoebe’s brief, romantic fling with a football star Sean Mulveyhill, then being called the ‘slut girl’ when Mulveyhill was finished with Phoebe. Mr Mulveyhil has been charged with statutory rape.

The Mean Girls at South Hadley went into action,

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Don't Patriarchal Societies Define Masculinity?

We would like to put another spin on the WSJ Why Women Don’t Want Macho Men story that’s cruising the Internet.

For starters, we like the fact that results from the 4,800 women surveyed at the Face Research Laboratory at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland established a positive correlation between high health countries liking less macho men and the reverse — less healthy countries liking more macho guys.

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