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Brilliant Political Activism – Femen

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While this post isn’t precisely about Coca Leaf or natural medicines it is about the strategy of a new Ukrainian feminist group that is terribly relevant to anyone who is seeking an effective way to oppose repression, injustice and exploitation on the part of governments, institutions, and mass ignorance.

The following two videos focus on the Ukrainian protest group Femen and the young woman who came up with one of the most effective ways to bring attention to the cause of the oppression and exploitation of women that I have ever seen. As you will see, Femen has come up with a way to ensure that their voices can’t be ignored.

Inna Shevshenko’s approach reminds me of an old joke in which two Englishmen who are animal rights activists are walking down a country road when they come across a weathered old farmer savagely beating a mule with a big stick. One says to the farmer “I say old chap, can’t you simply explain to the creature what you want? Do you have to beat him so terribly?”

The farmer looks up at the two and grunts “Well, you may be right about reasoning with the beast, but first I have to get his attention.”

InaShevshenkoCheck out how this brave young Ukrainian woman manages to get the attention of the stubborn beasts who dominate her society.

Please view the two videos in order. In the first video Inna explains how she came to create Femen, and in the second video you’ll see Femen in action. Simply Brilliant!

Video #1 – Inna explains how Femen came to be and the atrocious treatment that she received from Ukrainian authorities.

Video #2 – Inna and friends in action – the expressions on the faces in the crowds are PRICELESS!

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Author: panaceachronicles

When I was a child I moved around the world with my military family, always traveling by ship in the days before aircraft could cross oceans. I would spend hours on deck writing messages, sealing them with candle wax in bottles I snagged from somewhere on board, and then consigning them to the sea knowing in my heart that they were on their way to someone, somewhere who would read them. Sometime replies arrived at my grandparents’ house years later, and they would forward them to me wherever I was living. From these contacts I developed pen-pals who I stayed in touch with for many years. I was fortunate to develop, very early in my life, a sense of the network that invisibly but seamlessly connects us all.

One thought on “Brilliant Political Activism – Femen

  1. This is a ttopic which is near to my heart… Cheers!

    Exactly where are your contact details though?

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