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Far-right French politician Marine Le Pen confronted by topless Femen protesters

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, became the latest target of a trademark topless protest by feminist group Femen during a visit to the town of Fougères in Brittany on Saturday. Le Pen, in town to meet local FN party members, was greeting Fougères residents…

New documentary profiles the topless feminist activists known as Femen

A new documentary about the Femen topless activists shown in Venice on Wednesday reveals a little-known detail — their feminist group was founded by a man. The film explores the internal divisions within the Ukrainian group over the guru-like and secretive figure of Victor Svyatski, who is no longer a…

New feminist group trains female activists in violent, naked protest techniques

Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists’ breasts obscuring the message? One day last summer, Inna Shevchenko went into a forest outside Kiev, to learn how to use a chainsaw. The lumberjacks who were instructing her couldn’t work out why she…

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