“Outed” by Australian
film-maker Kitty Green, she says: “It’s his movement and he hand-picked the
girls. He hand-picked the prettiest girls because the prettiest girls sell more
papers. The prettiest girls get on the front page… that became their image,
that became the way they sold the brand.”
All feminists who are smart and unfooled by theself-objectification-is-empowermentcrap
andwho haven’t come down with a
bad case of burlesque-brain like the rest of the third wave also knew better
than to fall for the Femen garbage. So now is the time we all join together and
rub this news obnoxiously in the faces of every dumbo who fell for this crap.
WE TOLD YOU AND WE ARE RIGHT AND YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING FOREVER AND
ALWAYS. Oh do we sound gloaty? Do you not like that? DON’T CARE. Feminism needs
smarty-pants gloaters more than porn-loving FEMINISM IS ABOUT LOOKINGHOT AND SEXYAND
DOING WHAT WE WANTFUCK YEAHmush-brains.
Also! Feminism isn’t here to give you a boner. If it is giving you a boner you
may want to question whether or not that’s because this “feminism” is actually
porn in a veryshoddy
Green recently made a documentary about Femen (which is
currently screening at the Venice Film Festival); leading her to discover
Svyatski’s influence over the group. He sounds like a real gem, too.
The Independentreportsthat “Initially, Mr Svyatski refused
to allow Ms Green to film him but she was determined that he should feature”
and quoted Green as saying: “It was a big moral thing for me because I realized
how this organization was run. He was quite horrible with the girls. He would
scream at them and call them bitches.” “He is Femen,” she said.
Svyatski admits, in the film, that maybe somewhere in his “deep
self-conscious,” he started Femen to “get girls” and seems to think the women
are incapable of doing feminist activism without his leadership.
Creepily, one Femen activist in the film is said to have
compared the relationship between the women and Svyatski as being like a kind
of “Stockholm syndrome.” You know, like when a bond forms between victim and
abuser? Or like how people who have been kidnapped develop an emotional
connection to their captor?
New headline: “Abusive man sells new brand of feminism under
banner of boobs. All media falls for it, as per usual.”
Subhead: “Dear media, stop selling us out. Love, actual
Pay close attention to this one, defenders of “Go Topless Day,”Slutwalk, “feminist porn,”burlesque, and
isn’t a sexy thing to look at. Nor is it a brand. Feminism isn’t fun and sexy
despite the fact that many fun and sexy feminists exist. The fun and sexy part
is maybe a sidebar, but it isn’t the main event. The main event is a lot of
decidedly unsexy activism and law-changing and fighting and hard conversations.
The main event is about ending violence against women and rape and incest and
objectification and harassment and the practice of men paying to abuse women
and girls under the guise of free speech and all that very, very unsexy stuff
that dudes don’t like taking pictures of or jacking off to.