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Guest post: Notes from a nude photo revolutionary

This is a guest post from Saskia Vogel. Vogel has worked as an art model, an editor for an adult entertainment news magazine, a reporter on all things fruit and vegetables, and all the other gigs one takes while writing. She is now the publicist for Granta magazine and is working on a memoir exploring sex and society. She blogs at saskiavogel.com.

Last November Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, an Egyptian blogger, posted a nude photo of herself on her blog, as Islamists were securing power in Egypt. She tweeted the photo with the tag #NudePhotoRevolutionary. Elmahdy and her boyfriend were subsequently criminally charged with “violating morals, inciting indecency and insulting Islam.”

On 8 March 2012, I joined thirteen other women to stand in solidarity with Elmahdy as part of ...

This is a guest post from Saskia Vogel. Vogel has worked as an art model, an editor for an adult entertainment news magazine, a reporter on all things fruit and vegetables, and all the other gigs one takes while writing. She is now ...

‘MOOZ-lum’ debuts in theaters this weekend

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an oft-misunderstood population. It’s really exciting to hear that Nia Long of “Love Jones” fame is participating in a project that is confronting stereotypes. Also, her role as Safiyah, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Tariq, is giving her an opportunity to voice her opinion on chadors in public institutions, arguing that we should afford Muslim women who cover the same respect we offer students who wear Catholic school uniforms:

The one thing that stands out in my mind is the commitment Muslim women ...

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an ...

‘MOOZ-lum’ debuts in theaters this weekend

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an oft-misunderstood population. It’s really exciting to hear that Nia Long of “Love Jones” fame is participating in a project that is confronting stereotypes. Also, her role as Safiyah, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Tariq, is giving her an opportunity to voice her opinion on chadors in public institutions, arguing that we should afford Muslim women who cover the same respect we offer students who wear Catholic school uniforms:

The one thing that stands out in my mind is the commitment Muslim women ...

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an ...

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