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Ukranian women protest Putin’s visit with boobs

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The Boston Globe has just figured out something we've known for years: protesters are increasingly using their boobs to make a point. Femen isn't a new group, per se, but they are newly popular, thanks to a spectacular protest against a visit by Russian President/Emperor/Supreme God Vladimir Putin and press coverage like this:

"If sexuality is used to sell cars and cookies, why not use it for social and political projects," said Anna Hutsul, 26, the chain-smoking leader of Femen who has closely cropped red hair. "Sometimes you need to show your breasts for ideological reasons."

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The Globe and other papers are drooling over the girls, perhaps because they think hot naked blond women will keep newspapers alive. Femen doesn't care — they just want to get their message out:

The group campaigns against prostitution and discrimination of women but also weighs in on a wide range of hot topics in Ukraine such as the tax code, freedom of speech and foreign borrowings by the government.

Sometimes, it seems, they are merely looking for a pretext. "We don't really care, we just want to show our boobs," says the group's blog about one protest.

A-men. By the way, here's a story I did on the group a little while ago.