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Inna Shevchenko of Femen on saying the unsayable

About 40 people were in that little Copenhagen cafe that day. I prepared my speech a few hours before entering this place where Danish people were gathering to discuss freedom of speech and blasphemy. I wanted to speak about what I felt was unsayable. I believe that criticising religion, mocking it or not respecting it is a right that one should enjoy, as religion is simply one idea among many others. I said that blasphemy and criticising religion are celebrations of freedom of speech and that to gain this freedom, there should be more criticisms and more blasphemy. We have to break this taboo >>>

Inna Shevchenko of Femen on saying the unsayable

About 40 people were in that little Copenhagen cafe that day. I prepared my speech a few hours before entering this place where Danish people were gathering to discuss freedom of speech and blasphemy. I wanted to speak about what I felt was unsayable. I believe that criticising religion, mocking it or not respecting it is a right that one should enjoy, as religion is simply one idea among many others. I said that blasphemy and criticising religion are celebrations of freedom of speech and that to gain this freedom, there should be more criticisms and more blasphemy. We have to break this taboo >>>

Inna Shevchenko of Femen on saying the unsayable

About 40 people were in that little Copenhagen cafe that day. I prepared my speech a few hours before entering this place where Danish people were gathering to discuss freedom of speech and blasphemy. I wanted to speak about what I felt was unsayable. I believe that criticising religion, mocking it or not respecting it is a right that one should enjoy, as religion is simply one idea among many others. I said that blasphemy and criticising religion are celebrations of freedom of speech and that to gain this freedom, there should be more criticisms and more blasphemy. We have to break this taboo >>>

Video Shows Topless Femen Activists Disrupting Marine Le Pen’s May Day …

Femen is in hot water after several of its members showed off their bare breasts to disrupt an annual May Day speech in Paris led by far-right French Front National leader (FN) Marine Le Pen, with the political party leader seeking legal action against the feminist activist group.Three topless women from the feminist protest group, which started in Ukraine in 2008, interrupted Le Pen's speech at the Paris Opera House on Friday, mocking the politician with Nazi salutes, while wearing painted slogans on their chests that read "Heil Le Pen" and "Stop Fascism."Video shows the activists marching >>>

Topless Femen Activists Disrupt Marine Le Pen’s May Day Address in Paris

PARIS (Sputnik) - Topless activists from the Femen movement interrupted an address given by Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French right-wing National Front party, accusing her of ultra-nationalism, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday. Three bare-chested female activists appeared on the balcony of a neighboring house a few minutes after Le Pen commenced her speech. The women had "Heil le Pen" written on their chests.  Le Grand hôtel de Paris a donc permis au service d'ordre du #FN de déloger les Femen pic.twitter.com/tXIOvK10ZF — David Perrotin (@davidperrotin) 1 мая 2015 The >>>

Femen bekennt sich zu Aktion

Eine Frau hat am Mittwoch auf der Pressekonferenz der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB) das Podium gestürmt und Konfetti auf Draghi geschüttet, als EZB-Chef Mario Draghi gerade mit seinen Ausführungen begonnen hat. Während der Rede Draghis am Mittwoch in der Frankfurter Zentrale sprang eine Frau auf das Podium. Sie schrie auf Englisch „ECB Dictatorship“ („EZB-Diktatur“). Auf ihrem schwarzen T-Shirt prangte die vulgäre englische Aufschrift: „End the ECB Dick-Tatorship“. Sie wurde von Sicherheitskräften überwältigt, sodass Draghi seine Rede nach kurzer Pause >>>

Neda Topaloski explains why she went topless to protest Bill C-51

The Femen movement originated in Ukraine. In June 2014, the group protested at the Grand Prix in Montreal. (Joel LeMay, QMI) Neda Topaloski briefly interrupted the business of the House of Commons yesterday—forever entered into history as “[disturbance in gallery]“—when she yelled out from the visitors’ gallery with her objections to Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism legislation. Protests in the galleries are an occasional occurrence, but Topaloski’s was widely noted for its topless nature—Topaloski not only shouted, but bared her chest, on which was written “C-51: State >>>

Femen and the theory of toplessness as protest

The Femen movement originated in Ukraine. In June 2014, the group protested at the Grand Prix in Montreal. (Joel LeMay, QMI) Neda Topaloski briefly interrupted the business of the House of Commons yesterday—forever entered into history as “[disturbance in gallery]“—when she yelled out from the visitors’ gallery with her objections to Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism legislation. Protests in the galleries are an occasional occurrence, but Topaloski’s was widely noted for its topless nature—Topaloski not only shouted, but bared her chest, on which was written “C-51: State >>>

Ukraine: Will Maidan Spark a Revolution in Gender Equality?

Just what were last year's protests in Kyiv square all about? By now we have all heard the official version of events. Concerned lest the government of Viktor Yanukovych tilt Ukraine toward the Kremlin, demonstrators occupied Maidan square and pushed for a so-called association agreement with the European Union. Once security forces resorted to repression, however, the crowd became radicalized with some activists calling for an end to the overall culture of corruption and others advocating a more thorough anti-authoritarian agenda. As violence >>>

International Women’s Day: Interview: Speaking of Femen-ism – Luxemburger Wort

Published on Friday, 6 March, 2015 at 15:32 Before attending a Luxembourg City Film Festival screening of I Am Femen, Oksana Shachko set an hour aside to speak to wort.lu/en and tell the story of the feminist movement that with topless painted bodies has attracted global attention for the better part of a decade."This was a small provincial city where young people did almost nothing but study and drink beer in the streets."Growing up in the Ukrainian town of Khmelnytskyi, Oksana Shachko midway through her teens started to become >>>