The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.
Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”
One British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.
“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
So, to fight back against the sexualization of the modeling industry, these women assaulted a model and forcibly exposed her?
Protip: You’re not fighting a patriarchal system by assaulting women and exposing them against their will.
I have literally never heard of a positive thing done by Femen. Seriously. They need to stop. First the blatant Islamophobia, and now this? Really?
If your idea of feminism includes racist bullshit and attacking women who don’t conform to your exact image of a feminist, guess what? You’re a complete asshole and you’re misrepresenting feminism as a whole.
I *hate* Femen. Literally they are the reason feminism is viewed in a bad light. They’re the West Borough Baptist of feminism and I can’t stand it.
wasn’t it discovered earlier this year that FEMEN is run entirely by some rich israeli dude who required women to submit topless ‘audition’ photos before they can officially become a member
im pretty sure it’s not an actual feminist organization at all it’s really fucked up
white feminism bankrolled and controlled by old rich white dudes
Yo I’ve reblogged this before but the article linked above is so crazy important it’s not even funny.
we live in a world where actual, living people think sexual assault is feminism
I am submiting because I am trying to reach out to anyone that can help me gain some wisdom and perspective on a certain issue i feel only my PoC sisters can understand.
I was 10 years old when my mom and I moved to the US from El Salvador - I am now 23 and have spend more than half my life in this country, and now as I get older I ache more and more to re visit my home country as I’ve never gone back since leaving. Unfortunately at the moment I am not allowed to leave the country as I applied for my permanent residency and I am not allowed to leave during a pending immigration case. If I do I will lose my legal status, and obviously I cannot do that, so with that said it has dawned on me that I am begining to have identity issues as far as not really knowing my own country and culture as far as feeling it and seeing it first hand on the soil I was born on, and that has been a internal strugge because having had most of my life here I know I have been somewhat Americanized because quite frankly its unavoidable. I haven’t lost my language, traditions, foods, and over all hispanic -ness of course lol but we live in a white society, and I just feel like the battle between feeling pressured to be more “white” or just less “brown” per say- and as a woman I know the glorified culture is lead by white people. I just want someone I can talk about this with someone who understands leaving their country and have not gone back due to any circumstances. I find myself googling pictures of El Salvador hoping to see something from my childhood that I miss or just to see what my own country looks like and it makes me sad and frustrated. Anyways, if anyone has any insight, words, or thoughts please message me.
I could use some wisdom!
Q:That post by the Cuban girl was actually incredibly offensive as a Mexican person. Calling being undocumented a "degrading" stereotype just doesn't sound right. And what's with the eating tacos for breakfast thing? I find that in fighting these stereotypes, a lot of the Latinos who submit posts to this blog just reinforce and create new insults that are usually target Mexican people. I don't understand that they don't enjoy being confused for something they're not, but why drag us all down?
i feel you
Q:i just wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful and talented woc who've been on the voice of germany over the last two years like Ivy Quainoo, the winner of the first season (check out her single "atomic", it's brilliant), or contestants of the current season like debbie shippers, emily intsiful or nilima chowdhury. they're all beautiful and talented and just wonderful to see them on national tv!
"Ain’t got no doctor or pill that can take the pain away. The pain’s inside and nobody frees you from your body. It’s the soul that needs surgery."