Category Archive: Nudity

Jun 01 2012

June 2012: Nude Protest = Peaceful Protest

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June 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of English teacher and translator Luisa Batista. She says: Why I joined: I joined the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar, because I sympathize with all people who are oppressed by their religion and/or leaders. Women especially are being discriminated, oppressed, intimidated, …

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May 07 2012

May 2012: Nudity is such a natural thing

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May 2012 is here. The photo for the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Sonya JF Barnett who also designed the calendar. She joined the ‘Scream’ and Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar because:  I felt that women needed to stand in solidarity with Aliaa. It takes a lot of guts to do what she did, …

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Apr 05 2012

What I may do with my body

Greta Christina has responded to Azar Majedi’s absurd attack on the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar. If you recall, I responded to her recently as well. She says: Now. It is certainly the case that my choice to participate in this calendar was made in the context of a sexist culture: a culture that treats women …

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Apr 01 2012

What Next? Calendar of Veiled Women?

UPDATE: Err, April Fools! Oh no. I feel really guilty. Biodork has left FreethoughtBlogs because of me. If you recall, she blogged positively about the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar but her ‘socialized shame about nakedness’ was too much to bear when she received her copy in the post. She has now left so she can …

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Apr 01 2012

Nudity is freedom

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I just got back from yesterday’s brilliant FEMEN Paris action in support of women in the Middle East and North Africa. Most certainly, nudity is freedom… Censored Femen: Paris Nudite – Liberte manifesto… by TECHNOLOGOS In addition to FEMEN Activists and I, other protestors included popular Lebanese actress Darina Al Jondy and well-known French women’s …

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Mar 30 2012

Topless activism in Paris

I am off to Paris to join a FEMEN public collective action in support of women’s rights activists of the spring revolutions in Arab countries. FEMEN are the topless activists who also did an action in support of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani a while back. One of their activists, Alena Magelat, joined the …

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Mar 26 2012

Dim-witted idiocy or revolutionary? In defence of nude protest

Azar Majedi of the Organisation of Women’s Liberation – Iran has attacked the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar and supporting video of Iranian women as being similar to the tabloids (namely the Sun’s page 3), ‘dim-witted idiocy’ and ‘buffoonery’ and Golshifteh Farahani’s nudity as ‘commercial’ whilst supporting Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy’s nudity. In her attacks …

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Mar 25 2012

Talking to Maryam Namazie: Stripping for Iran

In an interview with Now Lebanon published today I say: It was difficult to find women for the calendar; many of those who had originally agreed to do it pulled out for various reasons, including because they couldn’t do full frontal nudity in keeping with Aliaa’s original photo. Also initially I had decided to include …

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Mar 18 2012

I am not someone’s honour…

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Here’s another photo from Iran via Kian Azar in support of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar and corresponding video. The signs on the wall say: ‘No to Hejab’, ‘I am not someone’s honour’, ‘Women=Men’, ‘No to Stoning’, ‘Down with the Islamic Republic of Iran’, and what seems to say ‘No to gender apartheid’. The woman …

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Mar 12 2012

To those that continue to blame the patriarchy, move on

Sonya JF Barnett, the co-founder of SlutWalk and the designer of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar has a brilliant piece on the calendar here. It starts: I’ve gotten incredibly tired of people blaming everything I do on my gullible acceptance of “The Patriarchy”. She goes on to say about the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar: Created …

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Mar 09 2012

Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar and Video in the Media

The Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar and its corresponding video have received extensive media coverage. Here are some of them: Naakte feministen zenden schokgolf door Midden-Oosten, Trouw, 22 February 2013 [external link] Nagie kobiety-rewolucjonistki w kalendarzu. “Dlaczego? Bo możemy!”, SwiatOBrazu, 13 February 2013 [external link] Pierwszy Światowy Dzień Hidżabu, Maryam Namazie quoted on World Hijab Day, …

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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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Jan 18 2012

We need nudity: In support of Golshifteh Farahani

Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahani has posed nude for a Madame Le Figaro magazine photoshoot in a move that is seen to defend freedom of speech and oppose the strictures against women. I unequivocally support Golshifteh Farahani. We need nudity now more than ever to break the hold of Islam and Islamism in our lives particularly …

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