Patriarchal Fuckability Test

Femen's International Topless Jihad Day

Louise Pennington | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I have written about my concerns with Femen's brand of feminism before as I believe their message is obscured by the medium of their protest, which conforms to the normalised construction of the Patriarchal Fuckability Test. Feminism cannot succeed using the same old patriarchal discourse which oppresses us. Baring breasts is a normal occurrence in our pornified culture.

Femen: Reinforcing the Patriarchal F***ability Test

Louise Pennington | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Femen are back in the media once again. This time they are running about Ikea with their breasts bared to protest Ikea's decision to edit out all the images of women in their catalogue for the market in Saudi Arabia.