Props from FEMEN

Inna Shevchenko, head of the feminist and anti-theocratic organization FEMEN, was profiled in Paris Match in the article below. She adds on her Facebook page, “In french Paris Match magazine (hidden propaganda of Jerry Coyne book :)”

Translation of the headline by Francophone Matthew Cobb: “Yes, I am the leader – I don’t believe in anarchy!”

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19 Comments

  1. S.K.Graham
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Now there are some feminists who don’t seem to need safe spaces!

  2. Scott Draper
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    “Translation of the headline by Francophone Matthew Cobb: “Yes, I am the leader – I don’t believe in anarchy!””

    Careless reading of that suggests that Matthew Cobb is the leader of FEMEN.

  3. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Faith vs Fact, France & FEMEN … fantastic!

    • darrelle
      Posted December 18, 2015 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      +1, as they say.

  4. EvolvedDutchie
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    It’s quite sad the breasts are blurred. It’s an important part of FEMEN’s identity and political activism.

  5. docbill1351
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    It’s too bad that we’re such delicate little snowflakes that we have to give the FEMEN’s photoshopped mastectomies lest our poor widdle eyes are offended.

    Purityrannicalism, as Hefner coined, is alive and well.

    • Charlize
      Posted December 18, 2015 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      Yes, the land of the free and the home of the brave cannot be burdened with the sight of female areolas and nipples (strangely, those of the male are ok.

      Let’s see how long we can go on this comment thread without someone coming on to whine about the Femen ladies and their tactics.

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted December 21, 2015 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

        Nobody has, so far (ain’t that refreshing?)

        And Paris Match didn’t do the airbrushing, at least in their online version (see the link in Andrew’s post at #10)

        cr

    • EvolvedDutchie
      Posted December 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      I never thought I’d see the day that bare breasts are a step too far for a French magazine…

      • Posted December 18, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

        I doubt the pixelation was done by Paris Match, probably from a reprint.

      • Charlize
        Posted December 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

        What makes you think the prudery originated with the French magazine?

        • EvolvedDutchie
          Posted December 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

          Because the picture in this topic is a photo from the French magazine. I wonder who else could have blurred the photo. If the photographer blurred the photo, then the editors of Paris Match should have picked a non-blurred photo.

          • dallos
            Posted December 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

            It seems to me that this is a photo from the magazine on Facebook.

  6. Tom Snow
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I think the USA is long overdue for its own branch of Femen.

  7. Kevin
    Posted December 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    The death of religion will come from the X-chromosome. Stand up and fight against this tyranny of subjugation.

  8. Mike
    Posted December 19, 2015 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Are Nipple exposures covered by the 1st Amendment? discuss

  9. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted December 19, 2015 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Ooh goody, some more material for me to practice my French reading on. (But why did they have to airbrush the FEMENists? I’m sooo disappointed 🙂

    cr

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted December 21, 2015 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! The whole article (and it’s quite long). And, to answer the question that’s been preoccupying everybody**, no they haven’t airbrushed the FEMEN-ists.

      There’s also a separate portrait (not just an inset) of Inna, with FvF prominently displayed.

      cr
      (** ‘everybody’ – to a first approximation)


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