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.

The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy’.

Namazie says: ‘What with Islamism and the religious right being obsessed with women’s bodies and demanding that we be veiled, bound, and gagged, nudity breaks taboos and is an important form of resistance.’

The calendar is designed by SlutWalk Co-founder Toronto, Sonya JF Barnett who says: ‘I felt that women needed to stand in solidarity with Aliaa. It takes a lot of guts to do what she did, and the backlash is always expected and can quite hurtful. She needed to know that there are others like her, willing to push the envelope to express outrage.’

Others who join the ‘scream’ include mother and daughter Anne Baker and Poppy Wilson St James, teacher Luisa Batista, We are Atheism Founder Amanda Brown, atheist blogger Greta Christina, FEMEN activist Alena Magelat, photographer Mallorie Nasrallah, actress Cleo Powell, freethinker Nina Sankari , writer Saskia Vogel, and mother Maja Wolna. The women are photographed by Julian Baker, Adam Brown, Grzegorz Brzezicki, Lucy Fox-Bohan, Agnieszka Hodowana, Ben Hopper, N. Maxwell Lander, Mallorie Nasrallah, Mark Neurdenburg, Vitaliy Pavlenko, and Michael Rosen.

On nudity and the calendar, Mallorie Nasrallah says: ‘When a tool of oppression can be turned in to an assertion of power, it is a beautiful thing. Nudity when celebrated harms no one, and when made shameful and barbaric harms everyone.’ Nina Sankari says: ‘In solidarity with Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, I would like to stress that our bodies (and thoughts) belong to us and to nobody else.’ Anne Baker says ‘Men in frocks constrain, control and intimidate women the world over in the name of God … it has to stop.’ Greta Christina says: ‘Sexual freedom is an important freedom — but it’s one that commonly gets ignored or trivialized.’ Maja Wolna says: ‘Irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, religion or culture we are equal. Personal dignity is a foundation of human civilization.’ Amanda Brown says: ‘Dogma will never determine where I sit, what I wear, or how I live’ and Poppy Wilson St. James says: ‘I find it strange that it is more acceptable to see on screen violence and guns than even a nipple. There is something wrong with our mindset if that is what we accept as the norm and shy away from nudity which is a completely natural state’.

Saskia Vogel says: ‘This calendar hopefully will reach people who are uncomfortable with empowered female nudity, and encourage them to reconsider their feelings about the nude figure.’ Luisa Batista says: ‘I think the calendar is important, because it may help to open people’s eyes and hearts. Women – and men – who are afraid, may find courage and feel supported by the quotes and faces and bodies of the people in the calendar.’

According to one of the participants, ‘If it weren’t for people who took a strong stand against misogyny and for free-expression, we’d still be in an age where showing your ankles was taboo.’ Alena Magelat says: ‘Our naked body is our challenge to patriarchy, dictatorship and violence. Smart people we inspire; dictators are horrified’.

The women in the calendar stand firm in solidarity with Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and the countless women across the world who are denied basic rights, freedoms and dignity.

Join the ‘Scream’ on Facebook and on Twitter under the hashtag #NudePhotoRevolutionary.

To Download the Calendar, click here.

To purchase a copy of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar via Paypal, click below. Your support is important. BUY A CALENDAR TODAY! Proceeds will go towards supporting women’s rights and free expression.

To see a video of Iranian women in support of the calendar, produced by Reza Moradi, view below or click here.

Here is another act of solidarity from a group of women and men in Iran and one from two women in Iran.

To read Maryam Namazie’s interview with NOW Lebanon on ‘stripping for Iran’, click here.

To see extensive media coverage on the Nude Calendar, click here.

To leave comments on this, click here.

For more information, contact:
Maryam Namazie
BM Box 1919
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731



  1. i forgot to tell!you all atheists are the servants off freemasons and illuminatids!!!!!!!!!!!just this.nothing more!

    1. @ hossein

      what do you know about islam!?

      Which islam?

      i think you all are maniacs,indeed sex maniacs.

      Projection, much?

      i forgot to tell!you all atheists are the servants off freemasons and illuminatids!!!!!!!!!!!just this.nothing more!

      Please provide citations to prove your claims.

      Oh wait, you just make shit up, don’t you?

      1. hello.i dont want to blemish you,but let me tell something about me.i grew up in turkey and finished high school there.i studied 2 years in heidelberg university and i lived in wien for four years.i can speak,write and read 6 languages.i have a travel agency in iran.i mean i am NOT A RADIKAL OR A BIGOTED person.but the thing that i can not understand is WHY TO SHOW SEXUAL ORGANS,WHY TO BE NAKED TO CONDEMN SOMETHING?!IT IS NOT THE WAY OF OUR CULTURE!!!and please read islamic books.not shiatids books,hanefid books.for ex. RISALE-I NUR.LEARN WHAT ISLAM IS?I MEAN REAL ISLAM.I AM SORRY IF I HAD BROKEN YOU,BUT IT WAS A REFLEX.if you write anything i am with you,but if you continue your way with sexuality that will make me to think that you are the servants of illuminatids or masons.dont do sexual advertisements,write something and let the people follow the book i advised,and maybe you back up your mind.

    2. @Hossein

      Two very uninspiring and clearly bigotted rants from you.
      These ladies are entitled to protest against the treatment of women under oppressive regimes. The way that they have chosen to do it is very courageous and worthy of support by all lovers of personnal freedom.
      I am an atheist and I find your untrue comment that I am a servant of Freemasons and the “illuminati” to be offensive. I have no knowledge nor affiliation to either group (although the existence of the latter has yet to be proven to the normal/sane populations of the world).
      You really should have some facts to back up your opinions.

  2. what do you know about islam!?i think you all are maniacs,indeed sex have just wanted to show off and win your you know,i am a regyme criticker.but you are the dirty sides of iranian people!!!!!you are just complexive aliens!!!!i dont want the revoltion which will be bye you!!!!mollahs better than you??!!

  3. After several attemps, downloaded file could not be opened, would you kindly send it by email?


  4. يك فايل عرضه نداري اپ كني اون وقت وبلاگ فمينيستي را انداختي؟؟؟
    بابا اگه خودت بلد نيستي يا سوادشو نداري به يكي كه بلده بگو اين تقويم لامصب رو حجمشو كم كنه و مثل ادم بزاره رو سايت
    دوماه مي خوام اين گوه رو دان لود كنم زير سه مگ قطع مي كنه

  5. Nude women, freedom, equality, and revolution. All that’s missing is pizza and sushi and that’s the entire list of my favorite things.

  6. Hello, I received your calendar. A beautiful message of future. Natural women who assume(accept) totally and who defend a noble cause: the freedom of the women in the world and especially the respect for their choice, whatever it is. Thank you very much and continue your fight.

  7. Infinite and Eternal Blessings.

    meditation @ 4:20/we love naked truth


    support you Maryam Namazie and all women!

    1. I bought one and told them to pass the calendar to someone and save the shipping. Then I downloaded for myself. Awesome courage and message from all these women! Bravo!

  8. If a man don’t show the woman a big respect, he will not be called a man. In my point of view he is a coward and not worth to mention. I like your idea and I will send you and all women a good luck and hopefully some day (soon?) the man and women would be equal men.

  9. To the mother who wrote (think it was a mother) “it makes me sick” to think there are men who will look at her daughter’s picture and jerk off, I say to you have no worries. Even if your daughter was covered from head to toe, certain men would have the same feeling. What other people might or might not do should never be your business. Let it be their business.

    What these women are doing is courageous and revolutionary. The excuse that men would be aroused by women’s bodies and actions is what is sickening to me. I get aroused by mens bodies and actions, but I do not see them worrying about that, and they shouldn’t Nudity is natural as we are all born nude. If God wanted us to wear clothes, we would be born with it. It is natural to be nude. It is also natural to get aroused, for that’s what creates other human beings.

  10. سلام
    لينك دان لود تقويم مشكل دارد و كامل دان لود نمي شود لطفا دوباره اپ كنيد

    مرگ بر جهموريه اسلامي

      1. After several attemps, downloaded file could not be opened, would you kindly send it by email?


  11. Maryam, excellent work! I think it’s important for Muslim women to be empowered, and the Prophet (peace be upon him) actually wanted that for them – to be equal with men in Islam…a little-known fact of Muslim history. I hope you’ll continue to do this and show the world that Muslim women – and ALL women – are beautiful. Salaam alaikum! 🙂

  12. @Piero – what exactly are you trying to say here, and why?

    Are you over 14 years old? You don’t sound it.

  13. Puts a whole nuther perspective on the “body politic.” But hey, we are all free to be, me and thee. Pose on.

  14. Amazed at the calendar. Each picture says to me “I am me. I am woman”. Some say to me “I am me. I am my own woman”. There is more than a hint of “I am my own woman. Don’t mess with me!” too.
    It hits the spot and does what it is intended to do. Hope it sells well and takes it’s messages to everyone.

  15. Love the calender. You’ve all arrived at the ball beautiful, adorned in your unattire for the celebration of the end of patriarchy. You’ll help usher out the bronze age lunacy holding humanity back. All the gods and demons dressed in their gold and silver robes speckled with precious jewels are revealed as ugly by your light. Misogynist hate filled men fear those they can’t control. They see their shriveled little selves in the mirror you hold up.

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  17. This is the one of the most beautiful and empowering things that I have ever seen.

    It is things like this that make me proud to be a woman.

    1. As a young Art student (many years ago!) – the first lesson of all happened to be ‘life-drawing’. This was a cause of some embarrassment at first but we soon came to accept that the female form was so normal to us and you were left wondering what all the fuss was about. It was a source of ever changing drawing problems that gave us an understanding of structure and balance and harmony. On this subject we learned the skills required to tackle the underlying structure of any subject under the sun. We had a strict tutor who was very demanding in his quest for accuracy in proportions and thorough understanding of anatomy and lighting. The concentration required for a two to three hour session could be quite mentally exhausting.

      The models were not chosen for their glamour – but were just variations of the endless differences that exist amongst specimens of human kind. We did more rarely have a male model, but the attitude was the same.

      The Burka indicates a problematic mental attitude and informs us of a very distorted state of mind brought about by severe conditioning.

      1. Wonderful post. There is nothing so difficult to draw as a human body, because we naturally have a sense of its proportions. Anything else can be drawn imperfectly and still be recognizable, but not a human body or face. A life-like portrait must surely be one of the most difficult tasks for an art student to tackle: a nostril a fraction of a millimetre too wide, a shadow a little too deep, a drawn line where the environment should form it can ruin the effect.

        For what it’s worth (not being an artist myself), I fully agree with you: if you can draw a credible human body, you can draw anything at all.

  18. Sure it’s an individual’s right to decide whether or not they want to be publicly shown naked. But most women aren’t interested in this. Most importantly what they should have a right to is an education, the right to determine how they make a living, other than being dependent on a male and the right to be respected as intelligent human beings and not just available for the gratification of men to be bartered for dowries. Then again, there are some who think equality means lowering themselves to the worst male behaviour such as swearing, getting drunk and being promiscuous. That is what choice means.

  19. The photos suck and the whole thing reads like a piss-poor community college freshman art project. Show someone wiping their ass with a Koran or using a crucifix as a dildo, maybe that might create real interest. Otherwise, this is more of the usual pussyfoot bullshit that does nothing.

    1. Obviously the wrong web site for you to visit. The calendar and the web site are about freedom of choice for women. The calendar makes a very strong statement which is obviously well above your level of understanding.

      1. Go on; keep exploiting the plight other people for the sake of your own unoriginal thoughts. That calendar is a piece of simplistic, sophomoric shit and you’re brain-dead morons who only dreamed they ever had a clue. Whatever country du jour is hot news on CNN will be your next crusade. All that people like you want to do is substitute someone else’s fascist agenda with your own fascist agenda.

        1. Definitely good for a laugh Mr F.
          Just to straighten things out a little:
          -I don’t have a Nazi agenda
          -I don’t have CNN
          -I don’t exploit people.
          My thoughts may not be original in that they are the thoughts of others too but they are my thoughts. You may consider them moronic; that is your right. You, unlike many of the women and men that live in the Islamic world, are allowed freedom of expression.
          Yours is an angry, boorish response. If that runs true to your character then it is likely that you will be the one with a “Nazi” agenda!
          Don’t abuse people simply because you lack the intellect to indulge in sensible discussion.

          1. What do you know about the “Islamic world”, what you read on leftist blogs? How much time have you spent in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi, or Palestine? Go there and preach your imperialist diatribe and tell them how they should live. You’re just a wannabe missionary hawking elitist white woman hippie bullshit instead of Jesus. At least the Jesus tards have the balls to go put their ass on the line instead of just playing at “solidarity” by making an ‘oh so original’ calendar of shit photos.

            You don’t exploit people? If you think that you are fucking deluded. All you do is exploit people by sticking your values onto others to justify your own misguided notions. Your very existence is the result of exploiting people, you boring hypocrite.

            Finally, fascist does not equal Nazi, you mindless drone. If your education didn’t come from the back of a cereal box you might know that. Maybe you need CNN. It would be a step up for you.

        2. Ha,ha, ha. What a joke you are Mr F.
          Full of erroneous assumptions and vitriol. You are totally wrong on all scores. Clearly you know nothing, have done nothing and are nothing. In some ways it is good that there are nothings such as you in this world as you give the rest of us something to laugh at.

          1. LOL! I love how easy it is to get supposed “free-thinkers” to show their true colors: You’re a judgmental twat who dabbles in fascist masturbation fantasies between trips to Starbucks. Hopefully someone will start blowing shit up in Iran and you can wail about that while driving the Prius to your shit job.

          2. I love how easy it is to get supposed “free-thinkers” to show their true colors. You’re a judgmental twat who dabbles in fascist masturbation fantasies between trips to Starbucks. Hopefully someone will start blowing up shit in Iran so you can have something new to wail about while driving the Prius to your shit job.

          3. Thanks for the entertainment Mr F.
            My leave finishes soon and I have to return to Afghanistan to clear landmines and IEDs.
            By the way, I don’t drive a Prius.
            What do you do for a living? It seems likely that you will be the type who spends all day trolling the internet and trying to annoy people. In the evening you probably drag your obese self out to go to drink away your benefits cheques and brag to your pals what you have done during the day.
            After you get some much needed psychiatric help you should be able to get a job at Rent a Cretin ltd.
            Over and out.

    2. Maryam, would I be in breach of your comments policy if I told this poster to fuck off? Because I really want to tell him/her to fuck off, but I wouldn’t want to tell him to fuck off if that meant that I could be banned or something like that. Perhaps I could say that “if Maryam’s comments policy allowed it, I would tell you to fuck off”. Or maybe “if I ever met you in person I’d say ‘Hello’ and then ‘Fuck off!'”

      Or maybe I could tell him/her to fuck off in Italian or Chilean Spanish: “Vaffanculo!”, or “Ándate a la concha de tu madre”. Or even in Greek: “Gamó to muní tis mana sou”. That’s surely within the rules, isn’t it?

      1. What, you need permission to tell someone to fuck off? I bet you ask for permission to take a piss, too. If you met me in person and told me to fuck off, I’d laugh and kick your balls through your mouth. Then again, a man who has to ask to speak his mind for fear of being “banned” doesn’t have any balls so it would be a wasted effort on my part. Maybe I could slap you with your purse instead.

        And if you think you’re clever pretending to be a well-travelled man of the world busting out with “Chilean Spanish”, it just shows what an insecure tool you are. I bet you’re a real adventurer. LOL! Go get some Grecian Formula for that old man beard you think makes you look wise and fuck off.

      2. PS: Piero, since I realize you also suffer from white man’s guilt I can’t hold you completely responsible for your idiocy. There are doctors who can help. Please get help.

        1. Oh Mr F! What rhetoric.
          Did Dr Goebbels write your latest rant?
          Do you still possess your brown shirt with the SA logo or did you regress to the point where you became worthy of the black shirt with SS runes?
          Your threats show that you are just the type of unthinking brute that would fit in nicely with those neo-Nazi groups that exist in the back alleys of areas inhabited by the thinking impaired.

          1. Still trying with the Nazi thing, huh? This seems like a bit of psychological projection on your part. Most likely you’re a closet self-hating Jew who can only dream of coming out and embracing your true feelings.

  20. I am in sympathy and agree with most of what you are saying – but I was disturbed to read the name of the organisation producing the calendars & photos – “Slutwalk Co”.

    I would have expected you to distance yourselves from anyone using that kind of title for their business!!

    Good luck with all you are trying to achieve.

    Gordon Northing

    1. The volunteer designed was co-founder of SlutWalk Toronto – it was a movement responding to a police saying women will get raped if they dress like sluts. It was a political move against that form of misogyny.

  21. Hi Maryam,

    I think your calendar is great – thanks for taking action to stand up for those who are being oppressed!

    BTW, if this helps, I made a somewhat-simpler URL that you can use to promote your calendar page:

    That will automatically forward to your calendar page. I personally had kind of a hard time getting the original URL right when playing the video ad. I actually had to replay it a couple times to get it right. So I thought I’d make a simpler one in case it’s helpful. (I couldn’t get, it was already taken.)

    Thanks again for taking a stand!

  22. Hi!
    It’s so sad, mad and bad! Normal muslim women couldn’t do this kind things never! Its totally provocation of the west. Did not you find anthor way to say your opinions, thoughts, suggestions… It is not right way…

    I hope goodness for ever people!

    1. Are you saying that “Normal muslim women” couldn’t do this kind of thing because of their OWN objections to nudity OR are you saying that Muslim women would not be allowed to do this? Most of living in the real world realise that it is the latter. Islam represses women and treats them as second or third class citizens.
      Do not blame the west.It is your outmoded ideology that has caused these courageous women to pose naked as a protest against the conditions under which you and your friends force them to live.
      Women’s lives are their own. Women’s bodies are their own. Lear to respect women and then you will see that they are, at the very least, your equal.

      1. This saying is worthy of repeating:

        To the effect: “Woman was made from man’s side and not from his feet that he should walk over her. Nor was she made from his head that she should lord over him. Being made from his side, she was his equal.”

        (Reference is to the creation story found in Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible of the Jews and Christians)

        1. I’m sorry, but I disagree. Nothing written by barbaric tribes three thousand years ago is woth repeatin. I can cite hundreds of Bible verses thst suqarely contradict what you are trying to convey. The best quotation I’ve ever found in the Bible came from one I threw into an open fire: it made a lovely crackling sound, especially the leather binding.

          1. There is a great saying I heard that goes, “God loves you but I’m not God.” I think you would make a lovely crackling sound if thrown into a fire and would also make the world a better place at the same time.

            God Bless you Piero because I and others have no use for you.

  23. After much thought, and a couple of revisits to the calendar I came to a realization that I am embarrassed to have not come to before. Non sexual nudity is humanizing. I looked back on each picture wondering what her story was. Wondering if a scar was from surgery or a motorcycle accident, a bruise was from clumsiness or rock climbing. At the same time not judging, just wondering. I have tried to think of people as human first, as an individual second, and third. This calendar reminded me to do it more often.

  24. Hi,

    RE – the nude calendar.

    This a very brave thing to do. We in the west take things for granted as a way of freedom. It took a while for nudity to come out in the open over the years but the west got there. Congrats and you all – be safe.

    Well wisher.

    1. I applaud the efforts of these women and men who understand and believe it is our God-given right to be free. Freedom allows each person to be themselves without being condemned for who he/she is. With life being a journey and all of us seeking to find ourselves, to find out who we really are and what we really believe about ourselves and our place in the world, the TRUTH is forever unfolding. Freedom, equality, acceptance, respect and peace are all God-given. What has been given has also been perverted by those to whom power has been given whether it be in politics, religion or in the home. Everyone deserves respect. I address these issues in my book as I look backwards from 2025 to 2012 and note the changes which were taking place. This SCREAM is part of the story. It, along with other protests for equality, will come to fruition in the days to come — even world peace which I conclude with in chapter 25. It is almost here. Can’t you taste it in the air? Check my website: or obtain my book “Let’s Git Nakid” — misspelling is intentional. We are one and part of the ONE whether we want to be or not. “ME” is just an upside down version of “WE”. What I want for me, I also want for you.

  25. Some of these women are very sexy and look good naked. I would love to meet some of them and make them cum and cum and cum and cum. Especially, the ones that are married, that would be SUPER HOT!

    1. I see having the calendar mentioned in the Daily Mail wasn’t a good idea afterall.

      Ah well…

    2. If you buy the calendar, you could roll it very tight and stick it up your arsehole. I’ve been told that prostate massage can be very stimulating. Alternatively, you could just leave and post your comments in a more appreciative environment; just do a Google search for cunts, sluts, filth and morons.

      1. Well the Google search for morons had you listed as the very first link. I see you are full of anger from this and other posts I see you made here. Which is worse, to make a post such as I did or to make posts full of anger and wanting to tell others here to “fuck off’ the words you chose to use? I see you as no better than others here, actually you are jut as bad in other ways. As Jesus said, ” Let those who have not sinned cast the first stone.” You certainly could not or should not throw any stones.

  26. Greatest respect for all of these courageous revolutionary women!
    Surely religions are supposed to give us a set of rules by which to live. Religions should not be a means of justifying the oppression of large groups in society and in particular – women.
    I’m an atheist and proud of it! To some that makes me an evil person but for me the greatest evil is the interpretation of religious, political or legal dogma that encourages oppression.
    If this calendar offends some people, so what! Every society contains those that are too small minded to see the true objectives in any campaign.
    Long live the revolutionary women! May these peaceful freedom fighters be successful.

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