Femen's Topless 'Shock-Troops of Feminism'

A documentary and a new book look at a global movement of young activists 

Femen is just a few years old but the feminist protest group has already generated plenty of press, a documentary, and now an Atlantic ebook by Jeffrey TaylerTopless Jihadis: Inside the World's Most Radical Feminist Movement is available here and you can read an excerpt, the story of a daring protest in Belarus here.

This short documentary by Tayler and Saraí Suárez, released a year ago, introduces the movement and its members. In part one, above, Femen's Ukrainian leader, Inna Shevchenko, describes the genesis of the group and its global spread. Part two of the film, below, discusses the motivation behind the group's controversial nude protests.

 

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