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Madonna's Proposed Malawi Adoption Becomes Vitriolic & About Madonna, Not the Child

Anne here, trying to sort through the truly venomous press and comment attacks on Madonna, on the subject of her proposed adoption of a four year-old girl Mercy James from Malawi.

Critics of the adoption argue the young girl, living with a dead mother and father unknown, would have a better life in an orphanage, perhaps the one that Madonna has already built for children in Malawi, than in leaving the country with her new white mother.

Madonna leaving court in Malawi on Monday. via DailyMail UKGetting the facts straight is difficult. Press reports that the ruling in the case has been delayed don’t jibe with what we reported as the judicial process in the first place. Madonna is making her own case to the court, and presumably she has done so in concert with on the ground officials.

Despite what people say, Madonna is not prone to dropping out of the sky in her big jet and turning the Malawi court upside down.

Malawi’s Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), a network of 80 locally-based civil rights organisations, has expressed concern regarding the second adoption of a local child Mercy James, arguing that children need to be taken care of within their natural environment, and not a foreign family.

The HRCC argues that quality of life issues aren’t only about material needs, and we agree.

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Redtracker: Carla Bruni & Rama Yade Join Forces to Support African Rape Victims

One of the dividing lines between Modern Women and Cultural Creatives is their interest and willingness to take on unglamorous topics like violence against women. 

Smart Sensuality women up the ante even further on subjects like rape and sexual violence, because they are women who are often ‘sexy’ themselves by ‘prevailing’ social standards (recognizing that this changes from culture to culture). 

Like Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni continues to define her public persona in her own terms. I sense that most Parisians today would agree that the Carla they ‘know’ and the Carla they ‘inherited’ as French President Sarkosy’s new wife, are two different women. 

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Women in Saudi Arabia Fight To Buy Their Own Lingerie

It seems illogical — perhaps a bit prepostrous to Smart Sensuality women — that Saudi Arabia, a country so concerned about the chastity of its women, forces them to buy their lingerie in consultation with strange men.

Let’s set the psychological stage.

It’s Hajj 2008, a time when Saudi men engage in Stoning of the Devil, as a repudiation of evil and unchaste behavior. As a woman, your own chastity is of supreme importance to both your government and the religious leaders monitoring your behavior in shopping malls.

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J'Adore: "Slumdog Millionaire"

My only time on the ground in India was 15 years ago, when my Air France flight from Paris to Bangkok touched down in Mumbai, then called Bombay.

Not before or since, have I experienced such an assault on my senses … sensations so profound that they nearly overwhelmed me.

I can recall them vividly this moment … the oppressive, moist heat and the stench that consumed me, when the flight crew opened the door of the airplane. I could not imagine that humanity lived and breathed this air.

This vivid memory returned to me, as I sat spellbound, watching “Slumdog Millionaire” this past weekend.

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The Sensually Elegant, Articulate Queen Noor

We’ve made quite a fuss on Anne of Carversville over Queen Rania. Her mother-in-law Queen Noor is equally dazzling.

8 May 1995. Queen Noor and the late King Hussein I of Jordan at a children’s party off Oxford Street commemorating 125 years of the Red Cross. The arrival of President-Elect Barack Obama and family in Washington ignites a new and exhiliarating conversation around leaders who are “mutts”, “impure” composities born of the best ideas and traits that come from living in multi-cultural environments.

Queen Noor is such a woman. She tells the story of her rich, diverse, complex background in a Pangea Day speech. The video isn’t embedded, so follow the link or photo link.

Watching her in this fresh interview with Wolf Blitzer, I’m struck by the sensual beauty of a 57-year-old woman. Of course, there’s some botox in those veins, but her natural beauty triumphs.

Islam Fundamentalists might stone her to death for her exposed, if non-revealing flesh, worn proudly and beautifully in this Wolf Blitzer interview, and even the cover of her book “Leap of Faith”.

I smile … quite certain that the neckline was just a bit lower last night. For a woman occupying a stop on the International Best-Dressed List, I love her gesture.

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Slow Boat to Economic Heaven: Grim Reality Polaroid Days

Updated on Wed, May 27, 2009 by Registered CommenterAnne

The end of Polaroid. Who knew? I’m so immersed in today’s digital technology, that the news fell off my radar. Polaroid is done for by year’s end 2009. Thankfully, the NYT set me straight, and got me to thinking about the place of Polaroids in my life.

Polaroids reminds us of “who” we were “when”. While I never look back in life, this Polaroid news got me to thinking.

We can all lament its loss, but does Polaroid really replace digital technology? For some Cultural Creative artistic types, yes… although I suspect that the Polaroid is only a component in their artistic arsenal.

A quick trip to Flickr gives us 460,000 shots and news of a Save Polaroid association.

Save Polaroid by Kate Pulley. For, I never thought about my Polaroid being able to do photographic “tricks”. What do I know! See Multiplex Exposure on Polaroid

clarice & …’s photostreamScanning the many commentaries about the death of Polaroids, I see two main themes emerging:

1. Nostalgia

Digital is a divide in our lives. If you are over a certain age, slide carousels and Kodaks gave way to Polaroid, and now Polaroid is obsolete in our new instant-gratification, Modern digital era.

Technology is related to a phase of your life, and life moves on.

Age happens. In the case of technology, we call it progress. In the case of mind and body, it’s a slow death, especially if you live in youth-obsessed America, where we like things new and fresh.

Some of us know a wide-range of picture-taking; others only know digital. My mission is to bring us all to Anne of Carversville.

For a large number of people Polaroids are associated with lost youth, and in these challenging times, an optimistic view of America and the future. Even the Traditionals can join the Cultural Creatives in embracing this idea that life in the Seventies was somehow glorious.

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