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Inna Shevchenko

Leader of women's movement FEMEN, writer, speaker

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.
Elections in Ukraine:

Elections in Ukraine: Scepticism

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.
23/10/2014 16:22 BST
'Islam Is Peace' - But Islam Is Also

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

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 today's murderers, like ISIS, but the ideology that will keep bringing us new killers tomorrow.
07/10/2014 15:47 BST
What I Know About War in

What I Know About War in Ukraine

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.
20/08/2014 17:34 BST
The New President of

The New President of Ukraine!

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!
25/05/2014 16:34 BST
No to

No to Prostitution

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.
11/10/2013 16:14 BST
Mexico, Freedom and Revolution: To Pena

Mexico, Freedom and Revolution: To Pena Nieto

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.
01/10/2013 22:26 BST
Even If the Patriarchy Is Laughing at Us Today, It Will Cry in Front of Us

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

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. 
09/09/2013 17:38 BST

"Femen Is Pornography" Say Facebook

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!
25/06/2013 09:05 BST
Uniting Against Islamisation: Femen to

Uniting Against Islamisation: Femen to Taksim

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.
11/06/2013 11:42 BST
Amina Is Free! Amina Ran

Amina Is Free! Amina Ran Away!

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 am here. It's me, Amina!".
15/04/2013 11:00 BST
Topless in the Country of

Topless in the Country of Hijab?

So, sisters, (I prefer to talk to women anyway, even knowing that behind them are bearded men with knives). You say to us that you are against Femen, but we are here for you and for all of us, as women are the modern slaves and it's never a question of colour of skin.
08/04/2013 11:12 BST

Topless Jihad!

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 the lethal hatred of inhuman beasts, for whom killing a woman is more natural than recognising her right to do as she pleases with her own body.
26/03/2013 17:19 GMT


We are at war... A war between two eras. A war between a mentality that belongs to Middle Ages and a 21st Century mentality. A war between civilization and backwardness, between freedom and oppression, war between democracy and dictatorship.
20/03/2013 18:01 GMT
Femen's Blasphemy in Notre

Femen's Blasphemy in Notre Dame

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.
24/02/2013 20:44 GMT
Sextremism: The New Way for Feminism to

Sextremism: The New Way for Feminism to Be!

Femen is trying to bring to the world a new interpretation of modern feminism, where the naked body becomes an active instrument in confronting institutions of patriachy - such as the church, dictatorship and the sex industry.
07/02/2013 17:27 GMT