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What I Know About War in Ukraine

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

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 France, and the war is not where I am but in Ukraine. However, as are all Ukrainians, I'm living this war too, even though I'm far away from it. It's like a long-distance relationship, and I know those very well.

The Other Gaza Strip: Is The 'I Love IDF' Facebook Page A Tacky Way To Support Israeli Troops?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

A Facebook page is being touted as the other Gaza Strip by featuring a host of Israeli women cheering on the country’s troops by emblazoning their b...

Femen Stages Topless Protest Against FGM Outside Parliament During Tour De France

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Members of the protest group Femen have staged a topless protest against female genital mutilation (FGM) outside the Palace of Westminster during the ...

#FreeTheNipple Indeed! Facebook Lifts Ban On Breastfeeding Photos

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

Facebook has quietly relaxed its ban on photographs which reveal the nipple or nipples of breastfeeding mothers, The Huffington Post UK can reveal. ...

Topless Femen Protester With ‘Kill Putin' Scrawled On Breasts Beheads Russian Leader (But Don't Worry – It's A Waxwork)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment a topless protester decapitated Russian President Vladimir Putin – while a handful of world leaders simply stood by. ...

The New President of Ukraine!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Inna Shevchenko

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 after a failed referendum, it seems like the eastern part of Ukraine is not going to participate in the vote as well, as half of the polling stations are already occupied by separatists in the Donbass region. The country is in the middle of a war with an exterior enemy but Ukrainians say that the elections have to happen anyways!

Topless Protesters Storm Crimean Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

They've been quiet in the weeks since Kiev became a warzone and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych was toppled, but topless protests Femen, who originat...

Why Are We So Scared of Breasts?

Barbara Speed | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Speed

As a society, we've got our knickers in a twist about nudity. Specifically, female upper-body nudity. Where should it be allowed? On TV, but usually only after 9pm. We can't be naked in Tesco, but Adele Stephens on page three of the Sun is more than welcome. We can be topless in the bath, unless it's the big kind, in the Leisure Centre, with other people in it.

Feminism Isn't For Men Too - In Fact, It's Not For Women Either

Gregor Smith | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

Have you ever read something you think is so outrageously wrong you have to correct it? Well, that feeling overwhelmed me when I read fellow Huffington Post UK blogger Jack Fletcher's post entitled Feminism Is For Men Too. I'm now going to spend the next few hundred words explaining and defending why not agreeing with feminism is not the same as being a misogynist.

White Feminism

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

I recognize the horrible irony of saying this as a white, cis, able-bodied woman, but feminist spaces need to prioritise the platforms of marginalised voices; poor women, LGBT+ women, disabled women, women of colour, and so on.

Feminists, Put Your Tops Back on - Men, Listen Up!

Alastair Sloan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Last week, a post on the subversive "ChinaSmack" caught my eye with a headline "Beijing Student asks "What My Vagina Says" About Feminism." Her pho...

UK Feminism Doesn't Need Femen's Imperialism

Tilly Grove | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

For women to be free from oppression, they must be able to do what they choose. Femen's brand of empowerment is doing what Femen tells you to do, which in this case is to be naked. Whilst it is absolutely right that women should be able to be naked if they want to, nobody should be told to do so.

Why We're Launching Femen in the UK

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

We are naked soldiers of feminism. We are Femen, our tactic is 'sextremism'. And we are bringing it to UK!

Sluts, Sweet Fannies and Giving the Boys an Eyeful

Lana Citron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

My mind is a soup of feminist thoughts what with the present renaissance. Finally, feminism is no longer a dirty word and those rabid ugly women with penis envy no longer front the various movements. Vive la revolution.

No to Prostitution

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

Femen is clear and direct in it's position. Prostitution is nothing else but a domination of one gender through exploitation, force or lie. Patriarchy wants to legalise prostitution as a way to finally win the gender fight and make society accept women as sex-waitresses for the hungry clients that are men.

Mexico, Freedom and Revolution: To Pena Nieto

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

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 non-existent separation of powers.

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Forget The Glass Ceiling We Need To Meet Under Our Own Roof, Says New Women's Club

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are more than 8.17m people living in London, with a pretty even split between men and women. But it is only now, after years upon years of me...

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

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

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... To those who spread the information that man is a founder of Femen, that he is the creator of our ideology, that he picks up girls he likes, I advise you to calm down as it's nothing else but just a lie. 

'We Don't Need Your Democracy': The Return Of Amina Tyler

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A provocative new image of topless activist Amina Tyler has been published online. Earlier this year, the 19-year-old Tunisian became something of...

Topless Femen Activist On New French Stamp

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

A Femen activist famous for her bare-breasted protests is the inspiration behind the new French 'Marianne' stamp. Artist Olivier Ciappa revealed th...

We Need to Dig Deeper in India's "Women's Issues"

Aaminah Patel | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aaminah Patel

Women are first and foremost human beings, and to consider them solely in relation to familial roles is deeply chauvinistic. We don't, in India or anywhere else, only exist as mothers, daughters and wives, and should not have to be considered as such to be safe in the presence of men. It's that simple.

All Breasts Are Equal, But Some Breasts Are More Equal Than Others

Felicity Capon | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity Capon

Whatever you choose to do with your breasts, however much you choose to expose them, campaign with them, or campaign to cover them up completely, they continue to be part of an ongoing debate about objectification, sexualisation and femininity. And that's healthy.

"Femen Is Pornography" Say Facebook

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Tech
Inna Shevchenko

The formal reason for the closure of the platforms is preposterous - they are accusing us of spreading pornography and promoting prostitution. Zuckerberg! Femen is not pornography!

Uniting Against Islamisation: Femen to Taksim

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

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, Josephine, Marguerite and Pauline, who face sentences from one to six years in prison.

The Right to Protest... Naked

Agnes Callamard | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Agnes Callamard

For the last year throughout the Middle East (and beyond) debate has raged as to whether topless protests constitute a valid form of protest and whether actions like this do more harm than good, by reinforcing rather than weakening conservative forces. Let's me be very clear about this. These actions are a legitimate form of protest.