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#FreeTheNipple: Are breast activists just making boobs of themselves?

The world is a little boobed out at the moment, breasts having become the new arm band – an emblem of protest. They’re popping out everywhere, in a bid to call attention to everything from women’s rights to censorship laws.The #FreeTheNipple campaign in the U.S. is the most prominent of these breast protests, although its proponents aren’t alone. Engaging in topless activism – being a breastivist? – is becoming a global phenomenon. In the Ukraine, the feminist group Femen regularly stages topless demonstrations to draw attention to a range of issues, including gender rights, sex tourism >>>

I’m a Feminist But I Will Never Identify With ‘Sextremism’

The news about a just-released documentary "I am Femen", (and a few subsequent articles in local media that unfortunately failed to provide any in-depth critical thoughts on the movement), propelled me to finally do what I've wanted to do for years -- write about why I can't relate to FEMEN.My misgivings about this fringe group have been brewing for a long time and nothing that has taken place over the years has served to change my mind. On the contrary, time has only solidified my point of view, which can be summed up in this one sentence: FEMEN is a group >>>

The most controversial thing about FEMEN is no longer their nudity

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The most controversial thing about FEMEN

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Thornbury filmmaker uncovers Ukrainian feminist group Femen at Melbourne …

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Topless activists on trial over Notre Dame protest

PARIS — French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages.Nine activists from feminist group Femen pounded a huge church bell in the landmark Paris cathedral in February 2013 to express anger at the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage, and to "celebrate" the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.The activists, wearing T-shirts and garlands, went on trial in Paris on Wednesday in a case that pit arguments for freedom of speech against proponents of freedom of religion."We >>>

Topless activists on trial over Notre Dame protest

PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages. Nine activists from feminist group Femen pounded a huge church bell in the landmark Paris cathedral in February 2013 to express anger at the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage, and to "celebrate" the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The activists, wearing T-shirts and garlands, went on trial in Paris on Wednesday in a case that pit arguments for freedom of speech against proponents of freedom >>>

Femen Stages Topless Protest Against FGM Outside Parliament During Tour De …

Members of the protest group Femen have staged a topless protest against female genital mutilation (FGM) outside the Palace of Westminster during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race, which started in Cambridge and finished in London on Monday. Police officers tackled several of the demonstrators, who stripped down before trying to vault over a fence, covering them with their high-visibility jackets. The group, which was started in >>>

June 27: Put an end to crimes in Ukraine, where are FEMEN now? and more

If you won't print the whole truth no newspaper on Earth will print it. The only organization that will print it is YouTube comments.I will continue to fight for justice, by continuing to read Voice of Russia's take on the incredibly dangerous times in which we now live.Philip C. Monroe, USA* * *Where is Russia in making a statement to UN on what every nation has agreed are crimes against humanity regarding cutting water supplies, mines and other Ukraine atrocities? Ukraine should be defended against this. Putin's speech reeked of sugary diplomacy about the Austrian/Russia proposed pipeline. >>>