Sinlung /
17 May 2012

Stripping: A New Form of Feminist Protest (NSFW)


The Femen activist group has made headlines around the world by baring their...
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The Femen activist group has made headlines around the world by baring their breasts to protest against prostitution, exploitation and corruption. Here, a November 2011 protest in Vatican City.

Femen activist Alexandra Shevchenko gets seized by policemen outside the...
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Femen activist Alexandra Shevchenko gets seized by policemen outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.


Here, Femen activists condemn the April 27 bomb attacks in the city of...
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Here, Femen activists condemn the April 27 bomb attacks in the city of Dnipropetrovsk and criticize the security services' preparations for the Euro 2012 soccer championship at the entrance to a metro station in Kiev on May 3.
 
The group also protests outside their native Ukraine. Here, a protest at the...
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The group also protests outside their native Ukraine. Here, a protest at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos in January 2012.


A Ukrainian Femen activist gets dragged away by police during a protest in...
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A Ukrainian Femen activist gets dragged away by police during a protest in Istanbul on International Women's Day, March 8, 2012.
 
Femen activist Oksana Shachko is a professional icon painter and lives in a...
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Femen activist Oksana Shachko is a professional icon painter and lives in a run-down studio apartment in Kiev with greenish mold on the ceiling.


Anna Hutsol is one of the group's main ideologues.
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Anna Hutsol is one of the group's main ideologues.


During the Russian presidential election on March 4, Femen tried to seize the...
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During the Russian presidential election on March 4, Femen tried to seize the ballot box containing Vladimir Putin's vote in Moscow.


The group is also protesting against the Euro 2012 football championship, which...
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The group is also protesting against the Euro 2012 football championship, which Ukraine is co-hosting.


A protest against political repression in Kiev (August 2011). Can the naked...
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A protest against political repression in Kiev (August 2011). Can the naked stunts change anything, or are they just providing images for a sex-obsessed media?


A protest in Belarus was one of the riskiest the group has done. "The reaction...
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A protest in Belarus was one of the riskiest the group has done. "The reaction to a nude protest is a measure of freedom in a country," says one Femen activist. "We were not arrested in Switzerland, but we were almost killed in Belarus."

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