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Allegedly, the notorious topless protesting feminist collective Femen was “started” by a man. Come again? When I first interviewed the now-internet-infamous topless protestors of Femen almost two years ago, Inna Shevchenko and Jenya Krayzman made their views on sex work very clear. Because of the regular abuse and exploitation of women in Ukraine, they don’t believe in […]

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This week, the topless Ukrainian protest crew FEMEN have done something quite ballsy, or rather… titsy? As the Pope was reading the Angelus blessing in the Vatican, the activists stormed through St Peter’s Square chanting “homophobes, shut up!” with only the slogans “In Gay We Trust” on their bare torsos. Video is NSFW. Wow. We haven’t always seen eye-to-eye… […]

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“Kirill had just stepped out from a plane when our activist Yana Zhdanova performed her ‘sex attack,’” FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko tells ANIMAL over Skype. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill the First was about to launch into a press conference at a Ukrainian airport, but, as Inna says, “We don’t need his shit.” On their LiveJournal, FEMEN clarifies: […]

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We’ve fallen behind on our FEMEN coverage, so here’s a recent video of the topless protester crew crashing a cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, hijacking a scaffold to ring the church bells and getting into an all out brawl with security guards. The action “Pope, Get Out Of My Pussy!” was aimed at the proposed church-backed bill […]

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After winning the World Press Photo-2012 with his images of topless self-proclaimed Feminist protest crew FEMEN, renowned photographer and ANIMAL favorite Guillaume Herbaut goes back for more, only it’s colder now. Presenting… The New Amazons 2: Winter. These sort of anthemic photos of the gals are paired with interior portraits that reveal their personalities. The gothy […]

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Remember that World Press Photo Award-winning series of young FEMENistas by Guillaume Herbaut? Here’s their tribute video. “We hope that our photo represents Ukraine to the intonational community as a hopeful country with a desire for change,” our Skype-chat buddy Irina says, and she’s willing to stand topless in the frosty outskirts of Ukraine to prove it. Aw, […]

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Out of hundreds of thousands, Guillaume Herbaut’s photograph of FEMEN’s 21-year-old topless self-proclaimed feminist protestor was selected as one of the winners of the World Press Photo-2012 competition. Not this one. The one of Inna Shevchenko, more nude, with a power fist up. Remember her? We Skyped that one time? Yeah. See more from the […]

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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. […]

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The girls from the Ukrainian topless protest crew FEMEN speak out after allegedly being kidnapped, humiliated, threatened, forced to undress and beaten in a Minsk forest, abuse which they say was perpetrated and filmed by the Belorussian KGB. Yes, they still call it “KGB.” […]

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We weren’t quite sure what to make of it yesterday when FEMEN activists and professional havoc-makers went “missing” after a topless, theatrical stunt aimed at Belorussia’s dictator-ish leader. Now, FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko claims they were kidnapped, humiliated, threatened and assaulted by the Minsk Police. […]

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