BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 29, 2014
Aliaa Magda Elmahdy is only 23 years old and already she’s making headlines. An Egyptian feminist and internet activist, Elmahdy has amassed a substantial following on Twitter and Facebook, and has had no trouble making waves online and in the streets with her protests against the oppression of women in the Middle East. Her latest stunt, however, is by far the most shocking.
Elmahdy recently posted a photo on her blog of herself and another ... Read More
The Ukrainian feminist group Femen, known for their public topless demonstrations protesting sex tourism and lack of women’s education, are nothing if not controversial. Praised for their passion and media-savvy, they’ve helped spread awareness and activism on a global level; on the other hand, historians and strategists struggle with the group’s lack of focus. The group has been criticized by fellow feminists for using their bodies for ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 29, 2013
Peeps in France were stoked to see a new postage stamp design featuring the iconic Marianne emblem, representative of liberty and reason for the country. Some (dumbasses) were shocked, however, when they learned that the sketch was inspired by none other than our favorite boob-baring Ukrainian feminist group, FEMEN. President Francois Hollande revealed the illustration of Marianne rocking a Phrygian conical cap on Sunday in honor of Bastille Day.
Olivier Ciappa ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 02, 2013
I never thought getting arrested would be a positive, or preferred, outcome of any given situation, but according to these protesters, it was a relief.
Last week FEMEN activists took to a mosque in Stockholm to protest the sharia, or Islamic moral code, in Egypt. These women donned long, black robes and shed them at Stockholm’s central mosque.
Phrases like, “My body is mine, not somebody’s honor” and “Gender equality” were ... Read More
German feminist group Femen strikes again with a boob-attack on Heidi Klum.
During the season finale of Germany’s Next Top Model, two topless protesters jumped on the stage with statements scribbled on their breasts. One message read, “Heidi Horror Picture Show.”
Klum’s reaction? “I’ve just seen boobies in front of me.” Gold.
This is hardly Femen’s first attack on conventional beauty standards and expectations. ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 05, 2013
Yesterday, protesters in various cities joined the Ukrainian feminist group Femen for an international "topless jihad" to combat oppressive sexism in Muslim communities. The protest was inspired by Amina, the young Tunisian woman who was condemned by her country for posting topless photos of herself on the internet."Our boobs will be stronger than their stones" says a protester. Participants have posted photos from Paris, Milan, San Francisco, Montreal, and ... Read More
Ukrainian feminist group Femen has become famous for their unique form of feminist activism: topless protests. Since 2009, Femen activists have lifted their shirts in political and social demonstrations in Ukraine and Western Europe, using these shocking and eye-catching stunts to grab the attention of the media and to spread their message. However, Femen is now moving to expand on a global level.
Femen has just announced that they are now taking their ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 02, 2012
Members of FEMEN, a Ukranian feminist activist group, bring attention to their cause by baring their boobies. The group known for topless protests has now started something of a feminist “international training camp” in France, which opened on September 18.
Inna Shevchenko, a prominent FEMEN member, was wearing nothing but salmon-colored denim shorts and the words “Free Riot” painted on her body when she chainsawed down a giant ... Read More