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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 >>>

International Women’s Day: Speaking of Femenism – Luxemburger Wort

Published on Friday, 6 March, 2015 at 15:32 | Updated on Sunday, 8 March, 2015 at 06:00 Before attending a Luxembourg City Film Festival screening of I Am Femen, Oksana Shachko set an hour aside to speak to wort.lu/en to 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 >>>

Luxembourg City Film Festival: I Am Femen leaves audience craving for more – Luxemburger Wort

Published on Tuesday, 3 March, 2015 at 14:27 More videos can be found on our video page As part of LuxFilmFest's 'Outside the Walls' programme, a documentary about the Ukrainian militant feminist group Femen, most known for their bare-breasted demonstrations, was screened on Monday at Neimënster in the presence of director Alain Margot and lead character Oksana Shachko. In making 'I Am Femen', Margot followed the activist group from early 2011 until late 2013, shooting closeup footage of their infamous topless actions. "With Femen you always have >>>

Strauss-Kahn Pimping Trial: FEMEN Targets Ex-IMF Chief Outside Court

LILLE, France — Feminist activists threw themselves on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's car Tuesday as the ex-IMF chief arrived at court to testify over his alleged role in sex parties with prostitutes.Several topless protesters from the FEMEN group wore slogans painted in black on their chests as they tried to climb onto the vehicle before police pulled them away.Allegations that Strauss-Kahn, 65, participated in a French sex ring emerged after criminal charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel chambermaid in New York were dropped in 2011. >>>

Topless protesters jump on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s car at trial

The presence of the silver-haired economist, the most high-profile of the 14 accused in the three-week trial, also drew crowds of journalists and curious onlookers to the court. Strauss-Kahn will have three days to fend off accusations that he organised for prostitutes to attend sex parties with him in Paris, Brussels and Washington in the case which could land him in prison for up to 10 years. He will come face-to-face with two of these women, now retired sex workers, during questioning. Topless protester jumps on car of ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn outside French court >>>

"Confession d’un ex-Femen": Eloïse Bouton sort un livre dans lequel elle raconte …

«  Tout à coup, tout se précipite. Je déboutonne ma veste. Je la jette au sol. Je dégaine ma couronne de fleurs. Je l’enfonce sur ma tête. Je marche à grand pas vers un attroupement de journalistes  ». Les Femen, nées en Ukraine, ont fait des émules dans plusieurs pays d’Europe et principalement en France. Elles ont fait les heures heureuses des photographes grâce à leurs actions seins nus. Aujourd’hui, l’une d’elles, qui a depuis lors quitté le mouvement, raconte son expérience dans >>>