Sorry Femen, what was that? Muslim women are meek, subservient, unwilling to fight for freedom and go out there against injustice? You might want to tell that to the sister in this image, then.
The fast-food feminism of the topless Femen by Mona Chollety at the English Edition of Le Monde Diplomatique
Women: do you want to make yourselves heard? There is only one solution: take off your clothes! In October, 2012 in Germany, a group of refugees camped out in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to protest their living conditions were having great difficulty attracting the attention of the media. At one point, an angry young woman protestor asked a journalist from Bild: «Do you want me to get naked?»
’Yes’, said the journalist, promising to come back with a photographer. Word spread among the other journalists, and voila, there was a mob of cameras around the women protesting in support of the refugees. The women did not in the end take off their clothes, but they didn’t miss the opportunity to denounce the sensationalism of the media.
The Femen on the other hand were more pragmatic. At their first demonstrations, in Ukraine in 2008, they had written their slogans on their backs, but photographers were only interested in their breasts. So, they changed the location of their slogans.