Nudity is freedom

I just got back from yesterday’s brilliant FEMEN Paris action in support of women in the Middle East and North Africa.

Most certainly, nudity is freedom…


Censored Femen: Paris Nudite – Liberte manifesto… by TECHNOLOGOS

In addition to FEMEN Activists and I, other protestors included popular Lebanese actress Darina Al Jondy and well-known French women’s rights activist Safia Lebdi. I have ‘No Sharia’ on my body and ‘I am not your honour’ on my arms; my sign says ‘I am not a commodity’ in Persian. Here’s a few more photos:

By the way, you can read an article in the Global Post on the Topless Revolution here. 

Topless activism in Paris

I am off to Paris to join a FEMEN public collective action in support of women’s rights activists of the spring revolutions in Arab countries.

FEMEN are the topless activists who also did an action in support of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani a while back. One of their activists, Alena Magelat, joined the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar.

Because of the importance of nudity in the fight against misogyny, FEMEN sections are opening in various countries.

Saturday’s action is the launch of FEMEN Paris.

The action will take place on 31 March 2012 at 2pm at 144 Rue Quicampoix / Paris / Galerie du Jour.

For more information, contact: femen.fr@gmail.com or see their Facebook page.

Apparently, it will begin with women wearing burkas…

Do join in the action if you are around on the day.