Tag Archive: Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar

Apr 01 2013

April 2013: Personal dignity is a foundation of human civilisation

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April 2013 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is mother with son Maja Wolna. She says: My participation in the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is an act of the defence of the own body. Irrespective of the sex, the religion, the culture or customs we have the right to keep …

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Mar 01 2013

March 2013: Policing nudity encourages perverse relationship to body, self and sexuality

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March 2013 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Writer and Publicist Saskia Vogel. She says: I joined this ‘scream’ in solidarity with Elmahdy, but not exclusively to raise awareness about Islamists and their relationship to the female body. I joined because the female body is a source …

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Feb 01 2013

February 2013: Free thought in a free body

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February 2013 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Polish Feminist and Freethinker Nina Sankari. Free thought in a free body… She says: I accepted Maryam Namazie’s invitation to join this initiative for the same reasons I joined her previous campaigns, like “Stop Stoning”, The Day to Defend …

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Dec 31 2012

January 2013: Why? Because I can.

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January 2013 is here. Happy New Year! The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of mother and actor Cleo Simone Powell. Why? Because [she] can… By the way, here is her censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t allow nudity…

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Dec 04 2012

December 2012: I carry it with me wherever I go

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December 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Syrian American photographer Mallorie Nasrallah. Here’s what she says: Every time the shame some people demand women feel about their bodies is brought to light I quite literally want to scream. I have been working as an erotic photographer …

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Oct 31 2012

November 2012: My body is not obscene; veiling it is

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November 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is mine! You can read why I did it in support of Egyptian atheist and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy by reading my interview with Now Lebanon  entitled ‘Stripping for Iran’. As I said: When you are faced with an Islamic movement that considers you to be …

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Oct 01 2012

October 2012: our naked body is our challenge

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October 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of topless activist of the FEMEN movement, Alena Magelat. By the way, here is her censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t allow nudity… The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams …

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Sep 02 2012

September 2012: Freedom and Nudity

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September 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of atheist  blogger, Emily Dietle. Here’s what Emily said about the project: – Why did you join the ‘Scream’ and Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar? There are people who are actively trying to silence, shame, and control women, in this country …

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Aug 01 2012

August 2012: I am my body

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August 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of atheist writer and blogger, Greta Christina, who was one of the first women to agree to take part in the calendar. When Greta was asked why nudity and the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar, she said: Sexuality is one of …

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Jul 03 2012

July 2012: Dogma will never determine where I sit, what I wear or how I live

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July 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Amanda Brown, We are Atheism founder. By the way, here is the censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t permit nudity… Incidentally, there is a report in Alarabiya Farsi (though I can’t seem to find the English version) stating …

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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 02 2012

April 2012

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April 2012 is here – the first month of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar. The photo is of mother and daughter Anne Baker and Poppy Wilson St. James. Mother Anne Baker says she joined the ‘scream’ and Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar because ‘men in frocks  constrain, control and intimidate women the world over  in 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

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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