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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

UniteWomen.org Calls Out PA (R) Congressman Joseph Pitts, Sponsor of HR 358 ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

Bye Bye to UniteWomen.org, 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

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Women’s Rights and the Sperm Fight in Jerusalem

The Cult of True Womanhood & Female Cardinal Virtues | Feminism 101

Jerusalem-Vatican-UN-Seoul | The Boys Club Is a Giant Male Farce

You Want to Defund Planned Parenthood & Title X? Look at Texas

The Republican War on Women Gives Me Nightmares

BBC’s ‘The Bible’s Buried Secrets’ Says God Had a Wife’

Honestly Calling the New Trends in Women, Fashion & Religion

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

Arise! Will Our Young Women Join Anita Hill, Gloria Steinem & Eve Ensler in the Republican War on Women? 

Hear This Rick Perry, If Oprah Is A Harlot, I Am A Harlot, Too

Five Republican Men Who Gave American Women the Right to Choose Motherhood

Utah Patriarchy Moves to Criminalize Miscarriage

Femen, SlutWalks, Lysistrata | Body Politics Is On the Move

SlutGirl Marches Sweeping the World | Have Women Had Enough?

Republican War on Women Alive in My Beloved Bucks County

Dear Victoria’s Secret | We Need ‘Runaway’ Phoenix Wings

Smart Sensuality Women as Envisioned by Ellen von Unwerth

Controlling Women’s Bodies Is a Fight to the Finish

Revolution, Liberty and Independence: Georgia O’Keefe & Judy Chicago as Smart Sensuality, Feminist Artists

Picasso Believed Women Were Goddesses Or Doormats | Sounds Familiar

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

A Somewhat Decadent but Fundamentally Good Group of Lubna Ahmed Hussein Lovers Hear Her Calm, Steady Voice: “I Want to Change This Law’

Queen Rania Is Embraced By the Global Boys Club

Thursday
Aug182011

Male Infertility Is Hush Hush Topic Among Couples

Infertility

The social network of infertility: Study examines couples’ privacy preferences Eurekalert.org

Researcher Keli Ryan Steuber is eager to understand why couples who are having trouble getting pregnant adjust how much information they share, based on whether the wife or husband is having reproductive difficulties.

Steuber interviewed 50 couples in depth about the privacy rules that govern discussions with friends and family about the issue. Steuber discovered much greater concern to protect the facts of male infertility and female among these couples.

“It aligns with the idea that couples do more work to maintain the husband’s public persona,” said Steuber, who coauthored two recent papers on the topic with Penn State’s Denise Haunani Soloman.

“For women, it may be a response to our pronatalist culture. There’s an expectation that women want children, and sometimes those who are voluntarily childless are labeled as selfish or too career-driven. We wonder if that stigma overrides the stigma of infertility, to the point that women and their husbands feel compelled to clarify: ‘We’re not choosing to not have children. We can’t have children.’”

Pregnant at NieNie

NieNie’s Stephanie Nielson Is Pregnant & Tears Flow At AOC AOC FP

One couple not suffering from infertility are Stephanie and Christian Nielson.

When I woke up yesterday morning and saw our Stephanie Nielson articles on fire, I knew something was up. Stephanie Nielson’s monumental bravery and true heroine status as a survivor of a fiery plane crash three years ago has captured the hearts and minds of women worldwide.

Perhaps no digitial ‘relationship’ (Stephanie and I have never communicated) has impacted me more, just tracking her recovery and explorations of marriage, family and particularly her relationship with her husband Christian.

Unlike so many American couples, Stephanie and Christian continue to make sizzle a key part of a healthy marriage. With four kids and an incredibly challenging recovery from haveing 80 percent of her body burned, it’s clear that Stephanie and Christian have been making time for sex.

Stephanie is pregnant with her fifth child, a symbol of rebirth for two people who came very close to death, especially Stephanie.

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Wednesday
Aug172011

NieNie's Stephanie Nielson Is Pregnant & Tears Flow At AOC

Stephanie & Christian Nielson

Stephanie Nielson Isn’t Done Inspiring Us

Just when we thought that Stephanie Nielson couldn’t be any more inspirational, she has posted on her NieNie Blog that she is pregnant! Yes, Stephanie Nielson and her wonderful husband Christian are pregnant with their fifth child.

In a story I thought couldn’t get any more emotional and moving, Stephanie and Christian — who three years came into our lives in a fiery plane crash in Arizona, that took the life of their good friend Doug, who was piloting the plane — are about to have their fifth child.

Through the pain, anguish and disfiguring recovery — Stephanie more so than Christian — the Nielsons have lifted a lamp of hope to humanity on not only recovering from tragedy but dealing with physical disfigurement in our flawless-obsessed American culture’s pursuit of beauty. 

They remain a beacon on family and parenting issues, proving that families can survive tragedy, and that Stephanie — who suffered burns on more than 80 percent of her body — has a flourishingly positive and infuential life ahead of her. 

Stephanie and Christian Nielson’s Marriage

It seems that the Nielsons have always had a great marriage. I’ve read Stephanie’s NieNie blog prior to the crash and found myself so inspired my her views on marriage, children and also love and sexuality with her husband.

Even though she appears to have been a wonderful mother, Stephanie Nielson was very ‘hot’ for her husband, after four kids. Their relationship was as important in her mind as her children, a view rejected by many younger women today who put children first and don’t nourish their marriages.

So wake up to this news has me weeping big tears, as I have done for three years with the Nielsons. Perhaps no couple — and no woman — has made me reflect more about human values, recovering from tragedy, finding personal courage and resources, and facing the woman in the mirror than Stephanie Nielson.

I am thrilled for her, Christian and their family over the news of their pregnancy.  This is astounding news, one I am comfortable calling a miracle without abandoning my other core principle — many of them not shared by Stephanie Nielson, a devout Mormon woman who would not agree with me on many of my feminist principles.

My point has always been that our hearts do not know these barriers that politicians put between us. Most conservative ideologues would never admit that my heart and emotions care about Stepanie Nielson deeply. Like Oprah, I am the anti-Christ, the harlot woman trying to undermine God’s work.

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Sunday
Aug142011

Are Tanning Beds Addictive? | Obesity & Low Body Temp | Charmaine Yoest 

Sensual and Superyoung

Are Tanning Beds Addictive for Young Women in Particular?

Suntanning Triggers Brain’s Reward Region, Linked to Addictions AOC Health

Images: Giedre Dukauskaite | Alexandre Weinberger | L’Express Style

In the newest research on tanning beds out this week, researchers concluded:

Following exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), frequent tanners had increased regional cerebral blood flow in areas of the brain associated with experiencing reward — the dorsal striatum, anterior insula, and medial orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), writes MedPage Today

The cerebral blood flow did not increase when the tanners were exposed to filtered UVR. Moreover, study participants expressed less desire to tan after exposure to UVR than against the placebo tanning experience with no URV rays. This result suggests that the addictive need to tan was temporarily met by the real exposure to UVR rays.

Obesity & Low Body Temperature

If Fat Dogs Are Cool, Could Fat People Be, Too? Science Daily

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Thursday
Aug112011

Hear This Rick Perry, If Oprah Is A Harlot, I Am A Harlot, Too

Boys Club

‘Blow the trumpet in Zion’! Rick Perry at ‘The Response’ rally

Rick Perry: Preacher, prophet … president? The Texas Observer

Rick Perry’s Army of God The Texas Observer

‘Rick Perry’s Army of God’, written in Sept 2009, introduces us to Tom Schlueter of Arlington and Bob Long of San Marcos, two pastors who not only support Rick Perry as America’s next president, but consider themselves to be prophets of God. So consumed with importance are these two men, that they consider themselves modern-day apostles and prophets, with a direct line to God.

Yesterday, our focus was Michele Bachmann’s direct line to God — in her own words.

Today, we learn more about a little-known movement of radical Christians who are determined to take over the US government, subordinating all Americans to their view of not only God’s grand plan for Texas. Schlueter and Long have proclaimed that Texas was ‘The Prophet State, ‘annointed by God to lead the United States into revival and Godly government.

The Texas Observer writes that Perry is their man.

If they simply professed unusual beliefs, movement leaders wouldn’t be remarkable. But what makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and government. The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they’re intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an “army of God” to commandeer civilian government.

If you’re a Democrat, you’re dead meat. These prophets believe that Democrats are controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons. You think I exaggerate. Last weekend the man who probably seeks to be our next president hugged Alice Patterson, a self-proclaimed apostle from San Antonio who believes the Democratic Party is controlled by ‘an invisible network of evil comprising an unholy structure’ released by the demon Jezebel.

Not to Worry, Says Mainstream Media

It appears that America’s national media has concluded that last weekend’s New Apostolic Reformation movement called ‘The Response’ convocation of 30,000 wasn’t a political event.

The notion that a governor had initiated the event was not lost on the speakers. Indeed, it was integral to the power of the event.

“We pray for our governor, Rick Perry, who has had the courage today to call this time of fasting and prayer just as Abraham Lincoln did in the darkest days of the Civil War,” said pastor John Hagee, the pastor that John McCain repudiated in 2008 after Hagee’s anti-Catholic remarks became widely-known. “We thank you for his leadership, his integrity and his loyalty to God and country.”

Enter Netanyu’s Good Friend John Hagee

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Self-Esteem & Sexuality, Obesity, Exercise, Aging, Anorexia, Self Love

Hello to new Anne of Carversville readers. We’re aware today that our front page self-esteem tag is very hot!

To help you navigate your way through the enormous amount of materials that Anne has written on self-esteem, body image, the impact of the fashion industry on women’s psyches, a trend Anne calls fashion monasticism led by Karl Lagerfeld, and countless inter-related topics for women, we’re using this page to give you a big taste of our writing on these topics.

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Michele Bachmann: God Says Women Are To Submit to Men | Rev Roy Bourgeois Dismissed Over Women Priests 

Boys Club | RedTracker

Dismissed!

Order Dismisses a Priest Trying to Ordain Women NYTimes

As anticipated and reported recently, the Rev Roy Bourgeois, who has refused to renounce his very public campaign to ordain Catholic women as priests, has been notified of his dismissal from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The reason given is his ‘defiant stance’ in opposition to church teaching.

The group Roman Catholic Womenpriests has ordained 120 women as priests and 10 as bishops in the last few years.

“They want two words: I recant,” Father Bourgeois said. “And they can’t get that out of me. For me, the real scandal is the message we are sending to women: you’re not equal, you cannot be priests, you’re not worthy.”

The case now moves to the Vatican for his expected formal removal from the priesthood. See also Bridget Mary’s Blog for frequently updated info about movement for Roman Catholic women priests and also Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.

Michele Bachmann: Tea Party Queen for America Newsweek via The Daily Beast

Christian evangelist Michele Bachmann is on track to win the Iowa Straw Poll on Aug. 13, giving more momentum to her presidential candidacy.

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