Documentary: Ukraine’s FEMEN Activists
It seems a week can’t go buy without some celebration of Euro 2012 being hit by a topless activist from FEMEN. Their purpose is simple yet broad: women’s rights, particularly in relation to the sex trade. (Though they do venture beyond.) The methods of protest are rather eye-catching, making them arguably the most visible group in the buildup of the tournament, and likely to be the most discussed topless “fans” until Michel Platini whips out his own pair during France’s knockout games.
It’d only be appropriate to give a background, since they’ll probably play a bigger part in the tournament than, say, Denmark. (Sorry, fellas.) If their purpose and motivations are laudable, their methods don’t appear to be in universal favor. Agree or disagree, they’re going to be a part of Euro 2012.
A Finnish TV station made a documentary on the organization, which is just after the jump (including English subs). Obviously, this is (very) NSFW.
The Finnish subs are hard-coded, so click the CC button to get the English subs on overlay. (Not ideal, but going from Ukrainian to Finnish to English never is.)
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