Bring back our girls

Last April 14th, so a month ago, 200 girls were abducted from their school in the Northeastern village of Chibok by terrorists. The rapt has been claimed by Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram who released a video calling for a release of Boko Haram militants in Nigerian jails in exchange for some of the  girls that they hadn’t converted to Islam yet.

Honestly, this is utterly shocking and I am ashamed to see that it took several weeks to get this publicly and internationally talked about. When a plane tragically crash into the sea, international medias are on a 24-7 coverage and governments spend fortunes trying to locate the vessel which is absolutely normal. Victims family should know where and how they loved ones disappeared and if they are still out there. But when it comes to school girls in a remote and unknown village in some African country (Nigeria? Liberia? whatever…) nobody moves for weeks. The first one to make a move and who came with this poster than is now viral is the FLOTUS, aka Michelle Obama.

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And I am very glad she did because just 4 days ago the #bringbackourgirls campaign went viral in every social media. Malala chimed in, another victime of pure violence and obscurantism,

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followed by Ellen DeGeneres,

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The fashion industry followed suit with Cara Delevingne and it girl Alexa Chung which made a lipstick version of it (hey, anything goes, really)

ImageImageDo you think it is normal for school girls to be abducted on the school ground while they were taking some physics test ? What kind of threat did these school girls represent? Who are these armed terrorists claiming their allegiance to Islam?  What is this Islam these people state to belong to? It is outrageous to see in 2014 such a demonstration of violence and ignorance. Milleniums of history have brought no wisdom nor knowledge to some human beings, if we can still call them human.  They cover their crimes behind a distorted view of a religion they call their own but which is only a disguise for violence and terrorism. The view of these zombie like girls chanting words which were imposed upon them and bore absolutely no meaning for them was absolutely heart breaking. Is that what these Abo Bakar people were trying to do? Eradicate any knowledge and transforme women into a lobotomised army of ghosts?

My mother is catholic and my dad is muslim both of them non religious. I do not have a religion. I do believe in a greater creative force but not in religion. My friends are catholic, muslim, jewish, buddhist, religious, non religious… As a friend of mine use to say, you are what you were born to. I do respect people’s faith and believes as long as they respect mine.

But claiming that Islam is against girls been educated as we see in this case or in Afghanistan is absolute ignorance and completely outrageous.  Why have women and girls have represented a threat in many societies, whatever religion they were, all over the centuries? Is it because we have the power to give life that some dangerous fanatics think we shouldn’t be educated and hence transmit a knowledge?Why are women of all religious kept under a thick cloth by some fanatics of all religion? Is that a symbol of the veil of ignorance that we are trying to cast upon them?

Anyways, I think these poor girls had absolutely nothing to do with any political cause whatsoever and that the criminals who did that had absolutely no right to drag them into this. School girls in exchange of soldiers whose had are probably maculated in blood? These people have no moral nor faith despite of what they claim. Which god would ever ask for such a trade?

And what if it were your girls that had been abducted in their class room and taken in some remote and unknown place for some obscure cause????? Nobody talks about it in Mexico, this is why the boys and I came up with our own #bringbackourgirls campaign. And for those who may wonder why is our dog in the picture well, one the worst insult in islamic countries is to name someone a dog. Our dog is a female, aka bitch, so you get the picture.

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The 86th Oscars Ceremony debrieved

The big night celebrating Movie, stars and fashion is over and now that we had time to digest the whole thing, it is time for a debrief.

First things first, the red carpet. I am generally over exited to see the stars coming and see what they are wearing.

Jimmy Kimmel on ABC’s little video which wanted to be humoristic turned out to be disrespectful and sour. He should look at the way he dresses before making fun of the public at home watching the show. What did you say Jimmy? Those who live in a glass house shouldn’t through stones…

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Then, Ellen Degeneres, the host. No singing, no big opening number, her monologue fell flat. We all started chatting in front of the TV, not paying attention to what she was saying, not good at all for someone hosting the Oscars. The pizzas delivery was not really funny but the major moment was the big selfie which broke a regram record.clip17-everyone-selfie

She also should get a new stylist, she’s always wearing the same outfits at the jacket of the first one wash’t even fitting. Oh, and Ellen, we know that “life is boring, wear sneakers” but an overdose of sneakers is boring too…

Best acceptance speech of the night, Jared leto, who was the first actor to receive his Oscar, Best supporting role. Ok, I am absolutely partial when it comes to Leto, a divine mix of “Jesus Christ Super Star” and rock star, always looking 25 and who can resist those eyes? I could do with chin long hair though…Giving an hommage to the teen age high school drop out who tough Jared and his brother to follow his dreams and dream big was extremely touching, specially after seeing the mom’s teary eyes. Encouraging people to live their lives the way they want, love who they want and not be judged for that was right on too

The Pharrel Lupita dance party was one of the highs of the evening too. Lupita looked absolutely divine in her ice blue Prada plissé gown and really seemed to enjoy herself. Meryl Streep showed some very nice moves too while Jennifer Lawrence, who already stumbled on the red carper, stayed nicely put in her seat to prevent some major dress problems. The reps at Christian Dior Couture are not known for their sense of humour. Pharell, I LOVE your song but, please, find a new hat.

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Except the fact that no one seamed to be able to memorise his or her lines, hey actors, feel free to memorise your 4 line speech next time, the ceremony was overall a hit as my predictions were right.

More touching acceptance speech? Lupita Nyong’o, winning the statuette for her best supporting role in “12 year a slave”. She was genuine, sincere, touched and simple… Very refreshing

I was thrilled that Cate Blanchett took home the Oscar for Best Actress but her speech was a tad too long and she looked better dressed in “Blue Jasmin” than last night as she looked a little like a loose disco ball. But don’t get me wrong, she is absolutely gorgeous even wearing a potato bag.

Angelina Jolie looked like a sequinned potato bag too. Her pewter-gold Elie Saab dress made her look matronly and though it was a nice break from last year’s peeping leg it didn’t do anything to her figure. I prefered by far the black Ateliers Versace that she wore a few days ago while receiving an honorary oscar for her humanitarian work.Unknown

I also was delighted to see Matthew Mc Conaughey take the Oscar for Best Actor as his role is “Dallas Buyers Club” but he was so fidgety and whirled up inuring his speech. A few push ups backstage would have simmer him down a bit. He is absolutely gorgeous, but a total piece of work.

And last but not least, most gorgeous woman was Charlize Theron, absolutely stunning in a black mermaid like Christian Dior Couture gown.

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In the A list best dressed actresses were Kate Hudson in a divaesque white shimmery Ateliers Versace gown. She should tell her mom, Goldie Hawn, to stop borrowing her dresses and mimique her hair style though…Kate-Hudson-Oscars-2014-Red-Carpet-Dress

Sandra Bullock was absolutely gorgeous in a navy bustier Alexander Mc Queen gown and a total stunner at 49 years old!!!!

Sandra-Bullock-Oscars-2014Well, this is it for my high and lows from last nights. which were yours?