FEMEN



Title: FEMEN

Photographer(s): AA.VV.

Writer(s): Galia Ackerman

Designer(s): Nicolas Trautmann, Guillame Herbaut

Publisher(s): CALMANN-LEVY, Paris, France

Year: 2013

Print run:

Language(s):English

Pages: 186

Size: 14,5 X 27 cm

Binding: Softcover

Edition: 2nd Polity Press,London, England, 2014

Print : Printed by Clays Ltd, St Ives England

Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: RUSSIA, 2008

ISBN: 9782702144589










MANIFESTO


In the beginning was the body, the sensation the woman has of her own body. The joy of its lightness and freedom. Then came injustice, so harsh that it is felt with the body; injustice deprives the body of its mobility, paralyses its movements, and soon you are hostage to that injustice. Then you push your body into battle against injustice, mobilizing each cell for the war against the world of patriarchy and humiliation. You say to the world:

our God is woman!

our mission is protest!

our weapons are bare breasts!

here femen is born, and here begins sextremism


Femen is a feminist protest group which was founded in Ukraine in 2008 by Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko, Sasha Shevchenko and Inna Shevchenko. They have attracted worldwide attention for a a series of high-profile protests at key international events and they currently live in exile.



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