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Sextreme Feminism

Breasts and politics — by combining the two with daring protests, FEMEN successfully captured the world’s attention in a short period of time. But do they really help the causes they represent, or are they simply provocateurs, hungry for the limelight? To lay bare these issues, Russia Today’s Oksana Boyco is joined by Inna Shevchenko, a prominent FEMEN activist.

Femen Go Topless in Tunisia

Three Femen protesters were arrested yesterday for staging a topless protest in front of the Justice Ministry in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. It was the first foray by Femen into the Arab world. The protesters, from France and Germany, were seeking to draw attention to Tunisia’s arrest of Femen sympathizer Armina Tyler. Tunisian authorities said the activists would be placed on trial, facing jail sentences of up to six months for public indecency.

Tunisia Arrests Femen Activist

Tunisia’s interior ministry has said that a female activist has been arrested for painting a feminist message on the wall of a mosque and trying to expose her breasts.

Femen Activist Goes Into Hiding

The Tunisian women’s rights activist who scandalized the Muslim world and became an overnight symbol of post-Arab Spring gender issues by publishing a photo of herself topless is reportedly in hiding after suffering abuse at the hands of her family. She is said to be preparing to leave Tunisia and go into exile in France.

Christmas in April

Monday was Tax Day. “Or as Democrats call it — Christmas in April,” says Jodi Miller. In this edition of NewsBusted, she also touches on Margaret Thatcher’s death, the Boston Marathon bombings and Vladimir Putin’s confrontation with topless Femen protesters in Germany.

Topless Jihad Launched

Amina Tyler, a Tunisian activist, has inspired the Ukrainian feminist group, FEMEN, to jump-start a new Arab Spring for women’s rights.¬†Tyler caused controversy after posting photos of feminist slogans written across her naked chest, hoping to raise awareness of the deteriorating situation of women’s rights in the Middle East. A Muslim preacher demanded the teenager be stoned, calling her an “epidemic.” Because of Tyler’s demonstration, FEMEN has declared April 4 a day of “relentless topless jihad against Islamism.”

 

Topless Women Condemn Iran

Women activists in Stockholm, Sweden bared their breasts to denounce Iran and its practice under Sharia Law of forcing women to wear the hijab — the veil covering the faces of Muslim women. Looks like the protest tactics first employed by Femen are gaining new adherents worldwide. Now, this is a movement we could get behind. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

 

Our Bosoms for Freedom

The Femen activists unveiled a new theme song at a coming-out party in Paris. “Our mission is the best, our weapons are our breasts,” the lyrics go. Femen’s lead singer could use a few music lessons, but she’s rescued by her colleagues who arrive on stage, en masse and topless, just as the anthem reaches its crescendo. H/T Blazing Cat Fur

Femen Whacked at Vatican

Femen, the topless Ukraine protesters, flashed their boobs on St. Peter’s Square to disrupt the Pope’s weekly prayer and take a poke at the church for opposing gay marriage. But the assembled faithful didn’t take too kindly to the outburst, as one supplicant whipped out an umbrella to smack the Femen-ists. In this case, serves them right. With their bodies emblazoned with the words “Shut Up,” Femen invited a reciprocal response. These ladies look good, but they need to rethink their Fascist tactics.

Nude Protest Greets Egyptians

Femen protesters Saturday staged an all-nude protest in the snow outside the Egyptian embassy in Sweden to oppose the new constitution paving the way for Sharia law in Egypt.  Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, an Egyptian blogger, joined Femen protesters from Ukraine at the event. Elmahdy immediately received a torrent of death threats. (NSFW)

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