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Ukrainian women’s movement boycotts Russian penises

Posted by Tom Megginson | 25-03-2014 20:45 | Category: Politics



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“Don’t Give It to a Russian”

Surprisingly, this does not seem to be a FEMEN project. But it does have a Facebook Page and merchandise (below).


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Unsurprisingly, this meme has provoked negative reaction in Russia, with Egor Prosvirnin, chief editor of the Russian nationalist website Sputnik & Pogrom, calling the women behind it “prostitutes.” (You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.)

Will this modern Lysistrata protest make any difference in the Ukrainian sovereignty crisis? Doubtful. But that hand gesture is sure to provoke conversation.


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Comments about Ukrainian women's movement boycotts Russian penises

Not very wise, so as not to say stupid.
“Ordinary” Russian people often do not identify with their country’s ruling class and politics.
What is this campaign supposed to achieve apart from further animosity? In a way they are provoking associations with prostitution. I think many Ukrainians will feel offended by this campaign.

Posted by Małgoś | 26-03-2014 16:41



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