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05.28.14 Bucky Turco

Instagram, a photo sharing platform that’s owned by Facebook, isn’t fond of boobs and just like its parent company, has a strict policy against them. Which is bullshit. Luckily, Scout Willis, spawn of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, has decided to fight against this injustice by going topless around New York City and posting the […]

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03.19.14 Andy Cush

Allen Henson, the photographer who’s made a name for himself taking photos of topless women around New York City, was sued by the corporation that owns the Empire State Building earlier this year. This morning, he sent us and presumably several other journalists an update on his case: he’s countersuing for $5 million. Henson announced […]

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01.14.14 Andy Cush

Allen Henson, a photographer who’s made a name for himself in part by taking pictures of topless women around New York City, found out this week he’s being sued for $1.1 million by the company that owns the Empire State Building. Henson photographed model Shelby Carter atop the iconic building in August, an act the […]

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09.11.13 Marina Galperina

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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07.17.13 Andy Cush

For all the haters who say the Internal Affairs Bureau doesn’t do enough to investigate and stamp out corruption in the NYPD, get this: according to a police source contacted by the Daily News, the bureau is coming down hard on two officers involved in one of the most pressing, flagrant issues facing the department today: a […]

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07.26.12 Marina Galperina

“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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04.13.12 Marina Galperina

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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03.01.12 Marina Galperina

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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02.10.12 Marina Galperina

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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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. […]

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