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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.

Brogan Driscoll

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.

17 Awesome Feminist Achievements Since The Suffragettes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

What would Emily Wilding Davison think about feminism in the UK today? It's 100 years since the suffragette died, crushed under the hooves of the k...

Topless Tunisian Protester 'Facing Two Years In Jail' After Femen Protest

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Activist Amina Tyler is reportedly facing two years in jail after her arrest in Tunisia earlier this month. The 19-year-old, who was threatened wi...

Topless Femen Activist Touts Fake Gun In Notre Dame Cathedral Protest After Far Right Activist's Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

A Femen activist has been arrested after carrying out a topless protest in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. With the words “May facists rest in h...

Topless Activist 'Arrested In Tunisia' (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Topless Tunisian Protester 'Facing Two Years In Jail' After Femen Protest There are reports activist Amina Tyler has been arrested after da...

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Pictures

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. The King of the football pitch, his royal sportiness David Bec...

Topless Femen Pulled From Roof Above Far Right Protest in Paris

Patrick Reevell | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Patrick Reevell

Topless Ukrainian feminists, Femen were taken off a roof by firemen hundreds of feet above a far right demonstration in central Paris this afternoon. Four women, including the groups leader, Inna Shevchenko occupied a balcony above a crowd of hundreds of members of extreme right wing groups to protest against neo-Nazism.