The protest group FEMEN has yet again come under the radar for another bold representation of their feminist cause. This time, a couple of its activists disrupted a Muslim conference in Paris, driving away the speakers on the stage with their slogans and bare chests.
While the cameras kept shooting and the security guards tried to get the two protesters off the stage, the message on scribbled across their chests got across: ‘Nobody makes me submit’.
FEMEN is an activist group known for their topless protests against various gender-oriented issues.
FEMEN, as a movement, was founded in Ukraine in 2008 protesting against gender-biased inequalities and issues like sex tourism, poverty, patriarchy, etc. While their initial struggle was focused on Ukrainian women’s rights, the organisation later shifted base to Paris and took a rather global turn.
The group has repeatedly received negative speculation for their bold, bare-breasted protests, which the FEMEN terms as ‘sextremism’. Here are a few recent demonstrations of their protests against different issues:
1. Against ‘womanophobia’ at a Muslim conference in Paris
This was the most recent protest of the FEMEN that gained global attention. The edited video here shows that while the cameras kept shooting and the security guards tried to get the two protesters off the stage, the message on scribbled across their chests got across: ‘Nobody makes me submit’.
2. Against Vladimir Putin’s ‘dictatorship’
In 2013, four topless FEMEN activists staged a protest before Russian President Vladimir Putin during an exhibition in Germany, screaming slogans against Putin and condemning him of being a dictator. The pictures show a taken aback Putin and Angela Merkel, although after the incident, the two continued their scheduled visitation plan.