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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 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

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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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’

Key Lubna Hussein Posts

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


Howard Buffett on Charlie Rose Oct 2009

Following Charlie Rose on Twitter today does nothing to minimize the fact that I missed one of our favorite people, Howard Buffett Friday night.

The video is posted now, and we’re working on a writeup.

Howard is quoted as saying that we Americans are winners of the ovarian lottery. We did nothing to deserve being born here, rather than any number of other places in the world.

This is exactly my point about why we must care what about the human condition. But for the grace of ?? go I.

As Bill and Melinda Gates remind us, every life counts equally. Listening to Hward Buffett speak, it’s clear that he feels the same way about the human condition.

Howard talks about his book: Fragile: The Human Condition.The book is an effort to move conversations about global conversations beyond the intellect to creating emotional connection.

This is our goal here at Anne of Carversville — to intercept readers following digital pursuits that please them, with the realities of conditions elsewhere.

Without guilt, we hope to educate and establish global connections around human reality everywhere .

In this clip from the Charlie Rose interview, we see Howard’s mother Susan — the person who gave him almost everything “except good looks”, according to Howard — expressing her views on serving humanity.

I did not know that the Buffetts — traditional Midwesterners — had an unusual marriage. Those details are omitted here as irrelevant, but I’ll flush them out over in Smart Sensuality.

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Sarkozy's Stiglitz & Sen Study on New Measures for Economic Progress

Whatever your ideological point of view, the discussion of how economists measure economic and wellbeing vital signs needs an overhaul. Measuring Gross Domestic Product in an age of increasing disparity between the haves and the have-nots, along with a host of wealth-creation products that not even Wall Street can actually explain, is not an accurate measure of a country’s economic and social wellbeing.

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Howie Buffett: His Photos and Philosophy

We’re added this over-hour long video from the USC Annenberg Institute for Communication, with Howard Buffett discussing his photography and views on humanitarian relief.

Currently, it’s the best video of Howard Buffett we’ve seen — as we wait for the Charlie Rose video from Oct 2009.

Note that the video was made Sept. 20, 2004. Howie Buffett is older, wiser and more circumspect on the state of the world, since this video was made.

Open Forum on Africa and Humanitarian Relief



The Harsh Reality of Marital Rape in India

Many women in India are reticent to acknowledge or report rape by their spouses. Photograph by flickr user Saad.Akhtar used under Creative Commons licenses. Reading Lesley D. Biswas’s WIP story Marital Rape: Still an Underreported Crime in India leaves me reflecting on conditions in America as well. Rape by a stranger is a very different concept than rape by one’s husband.

There’s no question in our minds that husbands should not coerce their wives into sexual relations. My only sense is that whatever consequences an American woman would experience from trying to press rape charges in the US, they are five time, 10 times greater for an Indian woman and most other women in developing countries that tend to be patriarchal.

In a 1996 study cited in this quickly Googled research of marital rape in America, 50% of college-educated males didn’t believe that it was possible for a husband to rape his wife. Sexual relations are implicit in the martial agreement.

I doubt that American women would feel that their refusal warranted wife beating, unlike the 70% of Indian women who believe that denying their husbands sex does justify a beating. The figure of two-thirds of India’s married women between the ages of 15 and 49 saying they have been raped is terrible.

Again, when writing about Indian women prosecuting rape charges against their husbands, it was only in 1993 that marital rape became a crime in all 50 states. In 30 states, there continue to be exemptions to marital rape laws and prosecutions are very rare.

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Islam's Not Alone -- but Perhaps First in Line -- for a Sexual Revolution

German-Turkish author Seyran Ates has written a new book “Islam Needs a Sexual Revolution”. A quick look of web talk, beginning with Phyllis Chessler’s Pajamas Media, then moving to SPIEGEL Online’s interview with Ates and then Muslimah Media Watch’s review of Ates’ book suggest to me that an interesting and potentially profound conversation is brewing not only at Anne of Carversville but around the world.

Egyptian feminists have specifically asked me to continue writing boldly on the topic of religion’s need to control female sexuality, and they are translating my writing into Arabic.

Muslimah Media Watch argues against Seyran Ates central reference to Wilhelm Reich as a proponent of women’s need for a sexual liberation movement. Indeed Reich is a controversial figure, more for his philosophy than for MMW’s assertion that he was a “serial wife-cheater” and therefore not credible. (Note: I have since researched this “serial wife-cheater” assertion and in 10 top Google page reads, do NOT find the Muslimah assertion to be true. There are many references to the fact the Reich’s wife led a more open marriage and Wilhelm Reich openly struggled with this fact. I’ve not yet found references to Reich being a “serial wife-cheater”.)

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UNESCO's Director Irina Bokova Says 'No' to Burqas

Irina Bokova will be installed as UNESCO’s new director today, as the first woman director.

Bulgaria’s Bokova lost no time outlining her positions on women’s issues, telling Radio Netherlands worldwide that she wants to encourage dialogue among Jews, Muslims and Christians in an effort to increase tolerance and respect.

Next she aligned herself with last week’s announcement by Eyptian Grand Imam Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, saying: “Personally I’m against the burqa. Some women can’t even see properly. It denigrates women, causes problems and gives women the feeling that they are not equal to men.”

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