The Man Behind FEMEN Is No Friend of the Movement

A few weeks ago, a few members of FEMEN were attacked in the Ukraine, one of whom was identified as "consultant of the mivement Victor Svatsky." But a new documentary Ukraine Is Not a Brothel: The Femen Story has revealed that Svatsky is not just a friend of FEMEN but in fact the man responsible for the entire… » 9/04/13 2:50pm 9/04/13 2:50pm

European Women Want More Than Legislation to Combat Violence

Two seemingly unrelated stories in the New York Times about violence against women in two different European countries demonstrate that if you just listen to women, they'll tell you what they need to fix a problem. A while the answer is usually more help from the government, women usually point to different solutions… » 8/19/13 11:10am 8/19/13 11:10am

Does FEMEN Believe Muslim Feminists Are a Thing?

FEMEN, the Ukrainian feminist group that's been grabbing headlines for their topless protesting, has used their naked bodies as billboards for messages against the patriarchy, religion, and political suppression. While Russia's Vladmir Putin smirks at them from behind security guards, in predominantly Muslim… » 4/09/13 7:00pm 4/09/13 7:00pm

Muslim Women Shockingly Not Grateful for Topless European Ladies Trying…

FEMEN, the "sextremist" feminist group known for staging topless protests, declared yesterday "International Topless Jihad Day" in solidarity with Amina Tyler, a 19 year old Tunisian activist who had received death threats after posting topless pictures of herself to Femen's Tunisian Facebook page. She had written… » 4/05/13 1:10pm 4/05/13 1:10pm

Young Tunisian Woman Committed To Psych Ward After Posting Topless…

A 19-year-old Tunisian girl was committed to a mental hospital by her parents after posting topless photos of herself in on a website for the Ukraine-based topless radical protest group FEMEN. Amina (last name unknown), had been corresponding online with FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko since the end of February, mostly… » 3/23/13 2:15pm 3/23/13 2:15pm

Topless Nun Protesters Physically Attacked by Anti-Gay Marriage Wingnuts

Earlier today, the extreme right Catholic group, Civitas Institute (consisting mostly of senior military and business leaders), took to the streets of Lyon, France, to demonstrate against the legalization of same-sex marriage, which appears to be hopefully imminent, as the draft law will be voted on in early-to-mid… » 11/18/12 10:30pm 11/18/12 10:30pm

Pussy Riot Does Not Approve of Cutting Down Orthodox Crosses…

The fallout from Russian punk band Pussy Riot's conviction has led to sporadic protesting, some protests being just a touch more vigorous than others. Take, for example, the stunt one enterprising group of irreligious vandals pulled over the weekend in chopping down four wooden Orthodox crosses. Though the Russian… » 8/27/12 9:15pm 8/27/12 9:15pm

Femen Protester Almost Nabs the Mystical Euro Cup

After famously topless Femen protesters crashed the economic bacchanal at Davos in January, Europe has nervously awaited the sensationalist women's rights group's next move. Would they give the popemobile an ironic carwash with egg yolks during Easter, or create a human tableaux of Judith killing Holofernes in protest… » 5/13/12 6:00pm 5/13/12 6:00pm

Topless FEMEN Protesters Risk Windburn at Davos

Police in Davos, Switzerland detained and later released three Ukrainian women who were denouncing the World Economic Forum of insidious rich people, armed only with their bare breasts and pithy chants such as, "Poor because of you." The women were members of the group FEMEN, which has been gaining attention recently… » 1/29/12 5:15pm 1/29/12 5:15pm

Belarus' Feminist Protesters Kidnapped, Stripped, & Beaten By KGB

Despite the Time Person of the Year-certified rise of "the protester," recently we've seen multiple instances of female demonstrators being stripped and harassed, from a "Tent Monster" at Occupy Melbourne to the women whose clothes were ripped off by soldiers in Cairo. The women of the Ukrainian group Femen are famous… » 12/21/11 9:50am 12/21/11 9:50am

What Does It Mean To Protest Like A Girl?

Depending on who you ask, Occupy Wall Street is either the inevitable outpouring populist outrage resulting from decades of corporate greed and abuse or a goalless collection of spoiled unemployed hippie sex fiends who just want to complain about something. Regardless of what you think about the protesters, the cause… » 10/11/11 3:40pm 10/11/11 3:40pm

Bare-Breasted Ladies Of FEMEN Beat Ukranian Execs With Branches

The Ukranian protest group FEMEN — known for organizing topless demonstrations against sexism, sex tourism, and whatever else is going wrong — is at it again. This time, the ladies showed up at the opening ceremony of a huge internet convention and, while chanting "internet without censorship," used bunches of twigs… » 4/05/11 3:56pm 4/05/11 3:56pm