Center of attention center-of- attention or meaningful opposition?
Femen is an organization of women in Ukraine which strives to improve the conditions of Ukrainian girls. It has international branches. One of my favorite social political groups in Ukraine are these ladies. These girls stage very high-profile protests to improve the lives of Ukrainian girls. They are not a feminist group they are more a woman’s liberation group, something different. Feminism in the west to me means men are bad and women rule. Women’s liberation of the brad Femen advocate is about deploying the sensual attributes God gave women in increase awareness of dishonor societies bring to women.
I do not even know how to classify them. Their work is sincere and I respect it. They are a Kiev based watchdog group. Femen girls fight corruption, trafficking of women and anything that lessens the respect of girls in Ukraine. What makes them so interesting is that they are total babes and their protests often in freezing Ukrainian temperatures are dramatic in ill-clad theatrical outfits.
These girls have many images and videos on YouTube and Flicker for your viewing. You can see what Ukrainian girls look like. You can see what causes they are involved in. They forgo their tops and protest in a fashion that gets the medias eye. I can not think of a more effective way to increase awareness in a modern media crazed society.
I am a pretty traditional and conservative guy, to say the least. My ideal girl is humble and does not go for flashy things. But I like the general attitude of these girls, they have blood in the veins and passion about life. You have to understand that sometimes in Eastern Europe you need to beat a pretty loud drum to get noticed or anything done. If they were not so flamboyant they would not get any attention, and believe me they get attention.
If Feman is reading this post
Anna Hutso, Oksana Shachko,Inna Shevchenko and Alexandra Shevchenko are the leaders and it is their vision all in their 20s. Femen if you read this you have so many positive things about your ideas, but to attack people’s faith, come on, this is misdirected. I am American but my grandparents came from Ukraine and I lived in Eastern Europe for much of my life, this makes Ukraine special. It is not just a decadent Babylon that is in the west, and I know the west is. Ukraine is a sweat culture because of its faith and even if it did not have the political boarders in the past because of aggressive neighbors it had its culture and that was intimately connected to faith. Consider my words one Ukrainian to another, you girls could shine if you ally with religion. I am for you, but consider the idea of working with Ukrainian culture and people than against it to achieve the ultimate goal of liberating women from the shackles of chauvinistic pigs.
One point I disagree with Femen on
The one thing I disagree with and they should revise is their beef with religion. If you think about how the pre-Christian and non-Christian cultures treat women compared to the honor and respect devout believers have there is no comparison. I live in the Bible belt and you know what, women are respected. In western Europe where religion on the decline I can say that women have not gained much. What value if a woman gains the world and loses her soul. Promiscuity and single motherhood are the norm in societies that depart from ideals. If you think that a women’s right to use your body as a roller coaster, is woman’s liberation than I would think again.
- You can not confuse woman’s lib with the genuine liberation of women. They will have a rude awakening if they fight the male use of _ _ X workers but replace it with the way men in the west use women as they are mostly players with no ideals.
I have lived a lot longer then these girls and seen a lot more of the world. If they think that humans are so psychologically flat and black and white that to jettison social ideal and call this freedom they will have a rude awakening. They should move to the USA and try to find true love and date. To go against one million years of evolution and the desire for a meaningful spiritual life as well as a family life is the wrong way to go about increasing the place of women.
For example, when Inna Shevchenko hacked down a cross next to Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev that was too much. It was foolish and disrespectful and would discredit the organizations actions as more just about rebellion than a meaningful well though out opposition.
Better would be a strange alliance with religion as faith is no innately opposed to the human body when use in the right measure such as a protest.
If you they are talking about the way women have been jailed in Dubai or Middle Eastern Countries after being assaulted by women, then that is a valid point of opposition. yet to stand in opposition to faith is an immature manifestation of adolescent rebellion that can turn into a chaotic existential malaise in society.
Why I like Femen girls?
- I am of Ukrainian heritage myself.
- They take the moral high road.
- The protests are always intriguing, for a good cause and tasteful, no pun intended.
- They are not just showing skin, rather they are actors and do it dramatically and theatrically.
- To be a strong female or politically active does not mean she has to stop being a beautiful women. Consider these Ukrainian girls: Alexandra Kosteniuk who is world chess champ or Ukrainian political leader Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko.
I think the opposite of Femen girls are American feminists. Western Feminists reject anything connected with being sensual and a women and try to make themselves equal to men by imitating men in fashion and behavior. These Kievan girls retain the female part of their nature but simply champion just causes. Beauty is power.
Example of Femen causes
- Such as not selling votes during the Ukrainian elections.
- Keeping Euro cup 2012 clean and free from the wrong type of tourists.
- Exposing corrupt politicians.
Femen in fact believes it would be better not to have Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Why? The government is spending countless millions on football stadiums and for what? Two weeks of tourists that will benefit the lowest common detonator or business.
Can you imagine Americans girls looking and acting like this? It goes to show you how culturally different the East is from the west in terms of women. You may not like these girls but you can see the difference.
The funny thing is most of these beautiful Ukrainian Femen girls simply dream of getting married and having a family. They are not the anti-men, anti-family girls of the west.
In conclusion I think is both a wise and foolish organization. It is good where they decrease the derogation of women by men, it is bad when they attack religion, something which has uplifted women to a higher level in society. If anyone one agrees or disagrees please let me know.