FEMEN Vs. DOVA or The Challenges of Topless Fence Climbing

01.30.12 Marina Galperina


In case you’ve been worried about the Ukrainian topless protest crew FEMEN after their grisly police assault incident, they’re back, protesting topless. Here they are bracing icy gusts of wind to protest World Economic Forum event in Davos, Switzerland.

This one’s relatively minimal compared to the festive, elaborate shenanigans the girls are usually up to. Some “Poor because of you” shouts. Some scuffles with the police. Arrests. Releases. The usual. Hmm. Hmm.

As far as self-proclaimed feminist interventions go, we were more impressed by that hardcore band Pussy Riot that crashed Kremlin last week who weren’t just dressed, they were wearing ski masks. Straight up ski masks. Are we suffering from FEMEN fatigue?