Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 08 2012

Pour défendre la protestation nue

IN FRENCH ON NUDE PHOTO REVOLUTIONARY CALENDAR Voici une interview que j’ai faite avec NOW Libanon ce dimanche au sujet du Calendrier révolutionnaire de photos nues et la réponse à l’attaque de Azar Majedi contre le calendrier et une vidéo de soutien intitulée « Idiotie stupide ou révolutionnaire : Pour défendre la protestation nue ». Parler …

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Mar 08 2012

Iranians in Iran join Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar

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Young members of the Worker-communist Party of Iran who live in Iran have joined the scream! Since they would be executed for this act, their faces are covered with slogans saying ‘Long Live Women’s Freedom’, ‘No to Hejab’, ‘No to Islamic Rule’, ‘No to Gender Discrimination’ and ‘No to Islamic Reaction’. They have printed the …

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Mar 08 2012

Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is Here!

To download the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar, click here. En Francais تقویم انقلابیون برهنه On 8 March 2012 International Women’s Day, the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar was launched in homage to Egyptian atheist, student and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a nude photo of herself, announcing the post on Twitter under the hashtag, #NudePhotoRevolutionary. …

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Mar 08 2012

The calendar is not the same as tabloids like the Sun

Azar Majedi of the Organisation of Women’s Liberation in Iran has just published a piece in Persian attacking the Nude Revolutionary Calendar and the video of Iranian women supporting it as ‘absurd caricatures’ of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Golshifteh Farhani’s nudity and attempts at ‘self-promotion’, ‘dim-witted idiocy’ and acts of ‘buffoonery’. She likens the Calendar …

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Mar 07 2012

Iranian women in support of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar

See a video of Iranian women supporting the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calender here.

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Mar 07 2012

Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar to be published here on 8 March

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The Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar will be published here on 8 March 2012 to mark International Women’s Day. . تقويم  انقلابيون برهنه ٬ يک ابتکار اعتراضي بين المللي  هشت مارس روز جهاني زن آمده خواهد شد

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Mar 06 2012

Religion and pornography are in the same business

The Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar will be out on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day. Here Fariborz Pooya writes a piece in its defence: Late last year, Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy’s nude self-portrait was condemned by Islamists as obscene and for undermining the morality of society. They demanded her prosecution from the very …

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Mar 04 2012

Sharia Law – Divine Claims and Harsh Realities

I’m back from a really good panel discussion on secularism in Ghent. I’ll post my talk when I manage to type it up but am madly working with Sonya Barnett of SlutWalk to finish up the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar, which is looking quite beautiful, thanks to Sonya. We’re sending it off to the printers …

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Mar 02 2012

Only secular values are universal

I am soon off to Ghent, where I will be speaking on a panel Saturday morning on whether there can be universal values other than secular ones. I think not. Here are details: ‘Freethinking Women’s Organisation of Oost-Vlaanderen’ has organised a debate on 3 March 2012 in Ghent, Belgium on ‘Can universal values be other …

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