Tuesday, December 01, 2009

FEMEN: Woman Power

Femen - MySpace quote [If you didn’t know anything about FEMEN, they are a group of women from the Ukraine, who protest in the most unusual ways, in order to raise awarness to feminist issues in their country. In an attempt to draw attention on the plight of Ukrainian prostitutes, the group’s members dressed-up as nurses “to cure foreigners of sex-addiction”. On November 9, 2009, the sexy members of FEMEN attracted quite a crowd in Kyiv square, when they appeared dressed in underwear made from swine flu masks. This was their way of protesting against authorities using the flu outbreak to scare citizens before Ukraine’s presidential elections, on January 17].
A "spanking" performance in front of the Ministry of Education, as protest against sexual harassment of professors at universities in Ukraine. More Femen swine flu protest photos.


  1. I'm not sure I agree that it's right to fight fire with fire .. I'm sure they got loads of attention and that it was a fun stunt for them and their audience, but is it really a good idea to fight objectification of the female body by objectifying ones own (female) body? I don't think it's the approach I would have taken if I was a member of a feminist group. It's not that I don't like seeing undressed people- I do!- but I'm just thinking that the attention these girls are getting from their stunt is the wrong type of attention and not one that will help their cause.

  2. ..i'm sure that someone comments this post. But for some strange reason the comments in my blog are disappearing...

  3. i had indeed several missed comments...
    Disappearing Blogger Comments is ongoing here