Nudity is a dumb argument, but at least the Femen babes get naked for justice – and they have waists!

No masters, no slaves. A compelling argument memorably made.

No masters, no slaves.
A compelling argument memorably made.

Oh, you know you’ll look: Femen Stages a ‘Topless Jihad’ from The Atlantic:
Earlier today, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a “topless jihad.” The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor” written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia’s “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety.

The accompanying 31 photos show the Ukrainian women doing two things American feminists cannot do:

1. Stand up for the oppressed and not the oppressors.

2. Look good without clothes.

I expect things will get worse before they get better for the women of Islam, but it’s nice to have contemporary visual evidence that the feminine waist is not extinct.

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