Human Rights 02 December 2013 35 8208
Their god is woman and their weapons are bare breasts. They are FEMEN and their decision to fight for feminism topless has made them famous far beyond their native Ukraine. After being forced to flee their country for desecrating a cross in central Kiev, the girls take their fight to Paris, France where they continue to challenge gender inequality, patriarchal institutions, religion and the sex industry. Whether they are loved or hated, wherever they go, they are gawked at and draw attention. We'll meet the firebrand girls of FEMEN and hear about how the organisation got started and what it stands for.