Inna Shevchenko
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Inna Shevchenko,activist, leader of women's movement FEMEN.

Inna Shevchenko (Ukrainian:) is the leader of the international feminist protest group FEMEN, which regularly makes headline news across the world for demonstrating topless against all manifestations of patriarchy, especially dictatorship, religion, and the sex industry.
Shevchenko was the leader of the three FEMEN activists reputedly kidnapped and threatened by the Belarus KGB in 2011. After felling a 13 foot high Christian cross in central Kiev with a chainsaw in 2012 Shevchenko left Ukraine and launched the beginning of International FEMEN movement that has it's origins in Ukraine. In December 2012, the French magazine Madame Figaro included Shevchenko in its list of the world`s top 20 iconic women of the year. In 2013, Shevchenko was granted political asylum in France, from where she continues her activism by leading FEMEN from a training base she has established in Paris.
Shevchenko was named as new French Marianne as she became an inspiration for the latest post stamp of France.

Entries by Inna Shevchenko

Amnesty International's Policy Does Not Protect Prostitutes: Why Legalisation Doesn't Work

(11) Comments | Posted 17 August 2015 | (08:51)

The revolution for women's rights is the longest of all revolutions.
In fact, the fight for women's liberation is probably one of those that faces the most obstacles and has the most enemies whom constantly attempt to attack and undermine any progress achieved through this fight. Here is a...

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My Speech in Copenhagen Was Interrupted by Kalashnikov: Liberals Have to Win This Fight!

(2) Comments | Posted 19 February 2015 | (11:57)

A few hours before the conference in Copenhagen about freedom of speech, I was preparing and writing my notes in a hotel room, asking myself what I should say to Danish people about this topic. Should I just share experiences and horrible consequences of our fights in "non-democratic" countries like...

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Elections in Ukraine: Scepticism

(1) Comments | Posted 22 October 2014 | (13:46)

I grew up in a country where people with abilities don't have authority and people with authority don't have abilities. And now, just a week before parliamentary elections in Ukraine, I can say that it still remains this way.

It's been nearly a year since the Ukrainian protest movement began and...

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'Islam Is Peace' - But Islam Is Also Isis!

(2) Comments | Posted 7 October 2014 | (09:35)

At first it might sound evil, but when ISIS started their terrible massacres I felt hope. I was hoping that this time we would not mess it up and would finally stop ignoring this abnormal violence, that we would get enough bravery to fight the real problem, which is not...

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What I Know About War in Ukraine

(9) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (00:00)

I will tell you something. Except this time, it will be more than "Fuck Putin" and "No to dictatorship". 

I'll tell you what I know about war in Ukraine, and life there. Some of you will scream "you are not there!" and that's right, I'm not in Ukraine but in...

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The New President of Ukraine!

(3) Comments | Posted 26 May 2014 | (00:00)

The Holy date of 25 May, the day of presidential elections in Ukraine, the country's territory is becoming smaller and smaller. Indeed, the elections will not take place in Crimea, rightful territory of Ukraine which was proclaimed by Putin and his gangs of separatists as part of Russian territory. Even...

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Why We're Launching Femen in the UK

(121) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (00:00)

We are those, who made Berlusconi read on our bare breasts the word "Basta!" before the last elections in Italy. We are those, who made Putin hear women's voices screaming "Fuck dictatorship" during one of his official visits in Europe. We are those, who disturbed Pope Benedict's Sunday mass with...

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No to Prostitution

(110) Comments | Posted 12 October 2013 | (00:00)

In the beginning of Femen activity in 2008 we started our fight with prostitution, that blood-thirsty machine that caught some our friends and could easily catch us. During the campaign 'Ukraine Is Not a Brothel', we proposed to fight the social disaster that is a prostitution on a legal level....

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Mexico, Freedom and Revolution: To Pena Nieto

(9) Comments | Posted 2 October 2013 | (00:00)

Today, 2 October, Femen writes an open letter to the Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto for being directly responsible of the cruel dictatorship that Mexico is currently living. Disguised as a false democracy, Mexico lives oppressed, terrified and threatened, with no possibility to express freely, no political opposition and a...

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Even If the Patriarchy Is Laughing at Us Today, It Will Cry in Front of Us Tomorrow!

(20) Comments | Posted 10 September 2013 | (00:00)

Femen is a women's movement with women's ideas, women's slogans, women's bravery, women's actions - we are not run by man. 

Last week the world condemned Femen for being not authentic feminists movement. All started with the documentary about Femen history in Ukraine, Ukraine Is Not a Brothel that was...

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"Femen Is Pornography" Say Facebook

(115) Comments | Posted 25 June 2013 | (00:12)

The women's movement Femen informs the public of the involuntary termination of its major accounts on Facebook.

Yesterday, Facebook blocked Femen's main page Femen. A day earlier, they had terminated the account for our French Femen subsidiary. In total, these pages were liked by about 170,000 people. Until today, the network...

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Uniting Against Islamisation: Femen to Taksim

(49) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (11:36)

Turkish revolutionaries! Taksim Square! Femen is calling for your help!

Femen has appealed to the Turkish revolutionaries with a request to protect their Tunisian prisoners Amina (18, from Tunisia), Josephine (19, Germany), Marguerite (23, France) and Pauline (27, France), who face sentences from one to six years in prison....

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Amina Is Free! Amina Ran Away!

(15) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (00:00)

AMINA: "I will leave Tunisia only after topless protest!"

On Friday 12 of April Femen's topless Jihad reached Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki with the question: "Where is Amina?" The president was keeping silent, hiding himself behind dozen of security guards. Some time after I got a telephone call: "Inna, I...

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Topless in the Country of Hijab?

(275) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (00:01)

'Muslim women against FEMEN' - we got a letter with this title after our worldwide demonstration Topless Jihad to support the Tunisian feminist Amina Tyler and the freedom of Arab women everywhere. I asked myself who are the authors of the letter? FEMEN is a movement with history, with ideology,...

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Topless Jihad!

(15) Comments | Posted 26 March 2013 | (23:00)

4 April is International Topless Jihad Day!

We have appealed to the world for support and the world has answered! The fate of the Femen Tunisia activist Amina Tyler has shaken up and united thousands of women across the globe. Amina's act of civil disobedience has brought down upon her...

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(13) Comments | Posted 20 March 2013 | (23:00)

They call us "Islamophobes" when we write on our bare breasts: "Sharia is not a constitution". They are ready to kill us when we say we f*ck their morals. Their irrational fear of the truth is a detrimental factor for our survival as free women.

We are at war......

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Femen's Blasphemy in Notre Dame

(131) Comments | Posted 24 February 2013 | (23:00)


The modern-day Hunchbacks of Notre Dame, with God's help, have taken it into their heads to initiate criminal proceedings against eight FEMEN activists for carrying out their anti-papal demonstration in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. Deploying all their imagination granted by God,...

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Sextremism: The New Way for Feminism to Be!

(145) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (23:00)

I need to reveal to you all a terrible secret about civilization - a woman is not a human being.

This secret is thousands and thousands of years old. This dogma, the subjugation of women, has been spelled out in all texts that are considered to be sacred to...

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