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Russian femme

The spy who tagged me: Russian femme fatale Anna Chapman proposes to Edward Snowden on Twitter

  • The former Russian lady spy who was kicked out of the U.S. in 2010 gave fellow informant, NSA leaker Snowden, a social media shout out Wednesday
  • Chapman bears a slight resemblance to Snowden ex Lindsay Mills

Published: 01:45 GMT, 4 July 2013Updated: 10:30 GMT, 4 July 2013

His type? Lindsay Mills was Edward Snowden's girlfriend before he fled U.S. authorities. She bears some resemblance to Anna Chapman


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07. Être prêtre et aimer une femme (Russian)

/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl//ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/[fam fatal]


Ancient archetypes[edit]

Early Western culture to the 19th century[edit]

20th-century film and theatre[edit]

Use in criminal trials[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Giuseppe Scaraffia (2009) Femme fatale. ISBN 978-88-389-0396-0.
  • Toni Bentley (2002) Sisters of Salome. Salome considered as an archetype of female desire and transgression and as the ultimate femme fatale.
  • Bram Dijkstra (1986) Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-De-Siecle Culture, (1986) ISBN 0-19-505652-3. Discusses the Femme fatale-stereotype.
  • Bram Dijkstra (1996) Evil Sisters: The Threat of Female Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Culture, (1996) ISBN 0-8050-5549-5
  • Elizabeth K. Mix Evil By Design: The Creation and Marketing of the Femme Fatale, ISBN 978-0-252-07323-6. Discusses the origin of the Femme fatale in 19th century French popular culture.
  • Mario Praz (1930) The Romantic Agony. See chapters four, 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', and five, 'Byzantium'.


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This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (September 2013)
Founded 10 April 2008[1]
Founder Anna Hutsol[1]
Type Protest and activist group
Focus Women's liberation[2]
  • Paris, France[3] (main headquarter)[4]
  • Key people Anna Hutsol[1]
    Oksana Shachko
    Alexandra Shevchenko[5]
    Inna Shevchenko
    Slogan Sextremism[2]




    Criminal cases against the organization[edit]

    International branches[edit]

    Femen France[edit]

    Other branches[edit]

    Goals and stances[edit]

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    Feminist issues[edit]

    Ukrainian issues[edit]

    International issues[edit]

    Protests against religious institutions[edit]

    Examples of Femen protests against religious institutions are:

    • In November 2011, Femen activist Alexandra Shevchenko started stripping and waving a banner stating "Freedom for women" after Pope Benedict XVI's Sunday sermon at Saint Peter's Square at the Holy See.[107] Shevchenko and her associates were immediately captured by the Italian Police.[107][108]
    • In April 2012, five Femen activists protested legislation that would halt abortions in Ukraine by staging a pro-choice demonstration at the belfry of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, ringing the church bells while doing so.[12] They were detained by police.[12]
    • On 26 July 2012, a topless Femen activist, Yana Zhdanova, attacked the Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus', Kirill I of Moscow, while he was visiting Ukraine.[109][110] Zhdanova had the words "Kill Kirill" painted on her back and screamed "Get Out!" to the Orthodox Christian leader.[109][111] She was arrested for fifteen days for her actions.[112]
    • The organization staged a topless protest at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in opposition to "bloody Islamist regimes", which they accuse the IOC of supporting.[113] The protest included women in the clothing of Muslim men as well as signs stating "No Sharia".[114][115]
    • On 17 August 2012, Inna Shevchenko and two other Femen activists chainsawed down a large wooden crucifix near Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev in support for the Russian group Pussy Riot. (Three members of Pussy Riot were to be sentenced by a Russian court later that day.)[nb 6][117] The action attracted overwhelmingly negative responses.[118][119][120][121] A criminal case was opened against Femen under "Part 2 of Article 296 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine".[122][123] Femen stated that after the incident, special forces troops from the Ministry of Internal Affairs organized a blockade around FEMEN's headquarters in Kiev.[122][124] On 18 August 2012 a new Christian cross was erected at the same site.[125][126]
    • In January 2013 four Ukrainian Femen activists protested topless in favour of LGBT adoption at the Pope's weekly address in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.[127]
    • Femen activists burned the Salafist flag in front of the Great Mosque of Paris on 3 April 2013, as part of a solidarity protest with Amina Tyler.[128]
    • On 12 September 2015, two Femen protesters attending the conference as Arabs, ripped their cloaks on stage and went topless at a controversial conference near Paris on the role of Muslim women. After being taken off stage by security, several men rushed the stage and began beating one of the protestors.[129][130]

    Amina Tyler case[edit]

    Amina Tyler

    Cultural and political image[edit]



    See also[edit]

    • Feminism
    • Gender equality
    • Go Topless Day
    • History of feminism
    • Naturism
    • Nudity and protest
    • Postfeminism
    • Sex-positive feminism
    • Topfreedom
    • Toplessness
    • Women's Equality Day
    • Women's rights in Ukraine


    • Ackerman, Galia; et al., Femen, Published by Calmann-Lévy (Paris 2013), 280 pages. ISBN 978-2702144589. (French language publication)[153]
    • Ceresa, Massimo (2016). Femen, Inna e le altre streghe senza Dio. Tra le righe libri. Lucca. ISBN 978-8899141370. 


    • Nos seins, nos armes ! (Our breasts, our weapons!), documentary film (1hour 10 mins), written and directed by Caroline Fourest and Nadia El Fani, produced by Nilaya Productions, aired on France 2 on 5 March 2013.[154]
    • Everyday Rebellion, documentary film (1hour 58 mins), written and directed by the Riahi Brothers Arash T. Riahi and Arman Riahi, Austria / Switzerland / Germany, 2013, world premiere at Copenhagen International Documentary Festival on 13 November 2013.
    • Ukraine Is Not a Brothel

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    Wikimedia Commons has media related to Femen.
    • Official website
    • [2]
    • Official Femen merchandise
    • – an analysis of the Femen movement: the feminists turning the oppressed woman's body back against the oppressors, on


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