Saturday, May 12, 2012

If Only They Would Start Eating Fire...

This reminds me of the Lesbian Avengers. Femen Activists Get Naked to Raise Political Awareness - SPIEGEL ONLINE I know very few of you are interested in the struggle for human rights and women's rights in the former Soviet Union, but this is almost funny. Almost.
The Ukrainian activist group Femen has made headlines around the world by baring their breasts to protest against prostitution, exploitation and corruption. But can their naked stunts change anything, or are they just providing images for a sex-obsessed media?
The Lesbian Avengers did the same thing. And they ate fire. In this case the Ukrainian authorities are being a bit heavy-handed. (No sense of humor.) Hooliganism is a charge left-over from the Khrushchev era, and that is what the Femen are being charged with. Back in the day, the penalties were fairly severe.

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