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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

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

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

Sheryl Sandberg & Getty Images Reboot Stock Photos Portrayal of Women

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Eniko Mihalik By Diego Uchitel Returns Anne To Vietnam & Reflections On The Heart Of Darkness

Chantal Thomass, Red Wine Is More Sensual Than Coca-Cola Light

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

Abigail Disney Defends Meryl Streep’s Calling Walt Disney A ‘Gender Bigot

Aerie Lingerie Launches ‘The Real You Is Sexy’ Campaign

To Be Better Understood, Anne Learned To Do Serious Uptalk

Karolina Kurkova’s Pursuit Of Supermodel Status | Fashion Activism & Smart Sensuality Women

ForbesWoman Calls 2014 A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs | Maria Shriver Reports On Poor Women in America

Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata Stuns By Speaking On Behalf Of Gays | God Loves Uganda Documentary

Religion’s Evolution Divide Deepens Between Republicans & Democrats | Phil Robertson Promotes Marrying Girls Young

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’: Returning The Sacred Feminine To Her Historical Place Of Honor Will Help Save The World

Master Builder’s pdate: UAE’s ‘Organic Cities’ By Luca Curci; Wired Looks At Masdar City

TED Talk: Boyd Varty On ‘Ubuntu’, Nelson Mandela & The Londolozi Game Reserve

American Nuns Hold Tight To Social Activism As Pope Francis Offers Hope of SOME Change In Their Voice

Smart Sensuality Ulrika Lundgren of Rika Brand Fashion, Magazine & Maison

Just Why Does the Rape of Women & Children Worldwide Continue?

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A Day of Peace | For 24 Hours, Give Peace a Chance

Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner | Be A Hummingbird

Eve Ensler on Global Sexual Asssaults | Kristoff in Brothel Raid

Tostan Breakthrough | Empowering Women for 20 Years

Vagina Lady Eve Ensler Opens City of Joy Academy in Congo

World War Against Women

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

SlutGirl Marches Sweeping the World | Have Women Had Enough?

Hindu Shiv Sena Protests Swimsuits; How About Bride Burning?

India’s Sex Ratio Problem Deepens | Technology & Patriarchy

Bride Burning & Violence Aagainst Women in Kerala, India

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

Beyond the Veil: The Intersection of Sensuality, Culturally Appropriate & Women’s Rights

Story by Opiyo OloyaFace the Facts: Men in Every Country Are Afraid of Liberated Women

Lubna Hussein, Chansa Kabwela, 20 Women Stripped to Their Underwear in Uganda: Are the World’s Male Morality Squads Coming Unhinged?

Controlling Women’s Bodies Is a Fight to the Finish

If Only We Could Have Lubna Hussein, Dr. Catherine Lim & My Dear Pixie for Tea

Jimmy Carter on Religion as Agent of Women’s Oppression

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

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

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Mum’s the Word from American Women, in Supporting Lubna Hussein & Intl Women’s Rights

Original Lubna Dares the Tyrants of a False Islam’ to Flog Her, Leaving Me Confused About the Truth

Original Translated Lubna Ahmed Hussein Interview with New Details of Her Arrest


79% Global Evangelical Leaders: Women Are Subordinate to Men

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Evangelical Optimism Global North and South

Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Yesterday we expressed grave concerns about the impact of a particularly virulent form of evangelicalism in America, a vision supported by Texas Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.

Not only has Perry proposed that Texas succeed from America (a vision we endorse) but that America become a theocracy, much like Iran. Read Hear This Rick Perry, If Oprah Is a Harlot, I Am a Harlot, Too.

This new in-depth report on global evangelicalism is also very concerning, given our focus on improving the lives of the world’s women.  Like Catholicism as expressed by Pope Benedict, global evangelicals do not believe in the advancement of women, except within proscribed roles of submission to male governing authorities.

All women are subordinate to men, according to 79% of global evangelical leaders who agree with the Vatican on the role of women. We are subordinate helpmates, charged with childrearing and maintaining the home, under his guidance.

We are not viewed as both mothers and political leaders committed to the advancement of women worldwide. The latter is men’s work, and evangelical leaders are not committed to the advancement of women, which goes against the core of their patriarchal principles.

It’s not our claim that these religions do nothing for women. The Vatican does invest in treating women with AIDS, but they do not allow her a condom to protect herself from getting AIDS in the first place. Our point is that women’s rights will always be subordinated to the religious belief that men are in charge.

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Egyptian Feminists Protest End of Sex Education Curriculums

Sex Ed in Egypt

Sexual Harassment File: Sex education as remedy Al-Masry Al-Youm

Photographed by Ahmed AlmasryEgyptian feminists are working to reinstate the October 2010 Ministry of Education decision that removed sex education curriculums from the classroom, replacing them with class discussion topics.

The surprising move triggered violent reactions from professionals and activists. Non-governmental organizations (NGO), such as the New Woman Foundation and the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights, raised their voices in protest.

Egyptian feminists reject the idea that mothers are better in conveying knowledge to their daughters. In an interview with Al Jazeera English in 2007, psychologist and sex therapist Abier Al-Barbary explained, “I think we do not really get that much information from mums. Unfortunately we are dealing with several generations passing down their own discomfort with sex.”

Hela Kotb’s Kalam Kebier” (Serious Talk) arrived on Egyptian TV in 2006 as the first Arabic-speaking talk show on sexual subjects.

As for sexual harassment, which is a huge problem in Egypt, the feminist activist explains. “It is part of the social and psychological aspects of sexuality, two aspects that are often neglected in Egypt. I link it to the role of perceptions within the framework of patriarchy. In short, men are empowered and believe they have the authority to act as they please toward women.”

Last week 15 feminist associations called for women’s rights to be guaranteed in the new constitution. The groups also requested the establishment of a women’s quota in parliament and at a local level. Ensuring prosecution for sexual harassment is another goal.

“Sexual harassment is definitely an issue that post-revolutionary governments will have to face, whoever they are,” concludes Ebeid. “On the road to change, enhancing sex education will be a cornerstone.”

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Dan Eldon Lives | Al-Shabab Lets Somali People Starve

Les Artistes

Dan Eldon & Somalia in Crisis

By Dan EldonHarry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has famously said ‘no more action films’ after ending his role as ‘boy wizzard’.

In February 2011, Radcliffe will star in the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Next, he will play a young lawyer named Arthur Kipps in the ghost story “The Woman in Black”.

Radcliffe’s most important role for us will be playing Dan Eldon in the upcoming movie “The Journey is the Destination.”  Among the spirits that loom large at Anne of Carversville, Eldon’s is unusually strong — probably the strongest male spirit on the website.

By Dan Eldon

Dan Eldon: Safari As a Way of Life

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Honoring Erica Jong | Real Women's Stories | July 2011

AOC has previously covered the 2008 study by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights in which 83 perent of Egyptian women reported sexual harassment and 62 percent of Egyptian men agreed that they had sexually harassed women.

Today’s NYTimes puts a human face on the problem. We tell Warda’s story on our Front Page Daily News blog. Here is Cairo law student Heba Habib’s story:

“Every day, dirty comments, the grabbing when you ride on the bus.”

Once, she said, a cab driver started recounting his sexual fantasies. “I was so ashamed and tried to overcome it by laughing,” the 22-year-old said, flicking her long dark hair behind her left ear. “When I got out of the car and wanted to pay him, I saw that his pants were down and he had been masturbating.”

She threw his fare on the seat and left. “You feel every day less and less like a human being.”


Honoring Erica Jong | Real Women's Stories | June 2011

Molly Jong-Fast Says World’s Women Aren’t Oppressed, Feminism Is a Luxury Problem AOC Sexual Politics

EJ: But why is it that feminism is always considered a luxury problem?

MJF: I mean, I think we’ve gotten far enough. We’re not that oppressed.

Trying to channel our anger at Molly Jong-Fast for her comments about feminism in the 21st century, we will now call out individual women’s real stories & statistics as they hit the news wires.

Erica Jong created an international context around her discussion of feminism’s challenges. Molly is answering about the lives of women globally, leaving us speechless over her words.

Deepika Thathaal | Memini

Memini brings dignity to victims of honor-violence Women News Network

Launched in April 2011 a new website called Memini, which means ‘remembrance’ in Latin, gives a digital memorial to the victims of honor crimes worldwide, outlines the lives of women who have been murdered through honour violence.

Created by award-winning Norwegian filmmaker, composer and celebrity pop singer Deepika Thathaal known as Deeyah by her fans, the Memini site brings an unforgettable look at the haunting faces of honor violence. Deeyah was born in Norway of Pakistani and Afghan parents.

A classically trained singer, Deeyah left her burgeoning pop music career because of harassment and disapproval from hardline Islamic groups. She lived in the US and England but the threats against her and her family followed her.  Today Deeyah is associated with Freemuse | The World Forum on Music and Censorship.

In support of Memini, we will call out and honour the women who have lost their lives as victims of murder to restore family prestige and order.

Memini Honour Killing | Noor Faleh Almaleki 20, USA see Memini

Noor and her family had moved from Iraq to the US and settled in suburban Phoenix in 1990’s. When Noor made the decision to live with her boyfriend and his mother, instead of conform to her family’s pressure for arranged marriage, tensions arose between her father Faleh Hassan Almaleki and Noor. On October 20, 2009 in an Arizona parking lot Noor’s father attempted to run over his daughter and the mother of her boyfriend Amal Edan Khalaf, 43, with his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Noor spent two weeks in coma fighting for her life, but died as a result of the injuries she suffered.

Rumana Manzur

UBC Student Blind After Bangladesh Attack CBC News

Rumana Manzur — who was at University of British Columbia pursuing a master’s degree in political science and is a professor in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital — was allegedly brutalized and blinded by her husband earlier this month.

Manzur returned to Bangladesh to visit her five-year-old daughter and husband. Manzur says her husband ‘pinned her to a bed in a jealous rage, gouged her eyes out with his fingers and bit off part of her nose.’


30,000 Sign Saudi Women Subaru Petition 

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30,000 Global Supporters Sign Petitions to Subaru

Saudi Women Call on ‘Progressive’ Subaru to Leave Kingdom Over Driving Ban Bloomberg

Put ‘Subaru’ in Google news and the top story is the car maker’s record-setting Isle of Man TT run.  That setting is Ireland. Further south, the desert sands of Saudi Arabia are heating up for Subaru and perhaps other car makers, too.

In the #2 spot and #3 is the petition signed by 30,000 global activists as of yesterday morning and led by Saudi Women for Driving. We have signed the petition and Anne is promoting it on Facebook.

Checking in just now, the group is printing bumper stickers to put on cars in Saudi Arabia and around the world

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