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FEMEN-ism

Quick! What comes to mind when you think of tall, leggy, topless 20-year-old women? No, not beer commercials. Not car commercials, either. Come on, you know this. FEMINISM! At least, that’s the goal of the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN. (Before you click on anything, be warned: unless you work at La Leche League, it is […]

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International Women’s Issues: Yulia Tymoshenko and FEMEN: Women, Appearance, and Politics in Ukraine

Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. Sarah Palin’s hair and flag pins. Women in politics, whether we agree with them or not, are constantly judged by their appearance. Whether this is true of all politicians, or is a manifestation of misogyny by the media (and I’m inclined to think it’s the latter) it is, simply, a fact. For […]