Are bare breasts ever a weapon?
Are bare breasts instruments of political protest?
Are bare breasts able to make a direct difference to politics?
FEMEN, a Spanish branch of the feminist protest group founded by Ukrainian Inna Shevchenko, believe that bare breasts represent all of these things.
So, are semi naked protests the way forward for the feminist movement in the 21st century?
Well, I personally don’t think the naked body has anything to do with a protest of any description. I just wonder if it is merely an excuse to get officially naked publicly?
Perhaps the bare breasts detract from the actual message being delivered by the group.
I wonder what percentage of the population actually read the article specifically to discover what these women were protesting for. How many really read it solely for the bare breasts? Ummm, I wonder!
By the way, if you too are finding yourself absorbed by the bare breasts, and have missed the political message, I shall enlighten you – they are protesting against patriarchy.
“On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders”.
Help put an end to rape and violence by joining One Billion Rising. Take a stand against these vile crimes today.
Take a look at the link below. This cause is a great way to raise awareness of the violence and abuse women face daily across the world.
One Billion Rising
I wonder how many women and men will ‘Stand’ up on 14th Feb and be counted???????
One side of the Capitalist coin
Capitalism; our friend or foe? Its glory shines brightly, but not everyone basks in its radiance.
The reality behind the veil; in other words the myth Capitalism perpetuates to ensure us ordinary folk are kept in place, and toe the line.
The more we want the less we get, but the harder we’ll try regardless; determined to be what Capitalism says we can be – successful and rich.
After all, the free market is where competition is encouraged; anyone can be anything so long as they work hard for it. ‘The opiate for the people’, yes it is, that and popular culture.
With everyone striving to have 3D televisions and the next new BMW, no one is going to challenge the system or rock the boat.
If we all buy in to the ‘dream’ we are less of a threat, subdued and controlled.
Greed, and self deception = capitalisms best friend.
The other side of the Capitalist coin
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