The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photos: Does nude protest work? From the Doukhobors to FEMEN

Doukhobors in 1903 - not a pretty sight!
We can thank the Doukhobors in the early 20th century for initiated nude protest, but protesting in the buff really didn't gain momentum until the 1960's ,when people realized the power of "letting it all hang out." PETA has done an admirable job of putting naked, attractive women in public for their cause, but likely no one has done it better in recent times as the bizarre protest group FEMEN. I say bizarre because they appear to be a group of women from the Ukraine whose sole activity is to  protest anywhere about anything. In the nude of course. The group's listed purpose is "to develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine. To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women" Well yes, if the FEMEN women are an indication, they do have great looking women, then again I do know quite a few Ukrainians, and they run the standard gamut in terms of appearance. Nice try girls.

 There is little doubt that public nudity grabs people's attention, but does it actually further a cause? Are you less likely to wear fur after seeing naked women at a PETA protest? I have my serious doubts, but as they say any press is good press.

In any case, The Cry Baby would like to come out and officially support FEMEN and wish them luck on what ever the hell they are protesting about.

The women of FEMEN
PETA protester


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