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Still, some western feminists have taken a dim view, but Shevchenko is too sophisticated to be drawn into a fight. \”We are not fighting with other feminists; we are not here for that. I\’m for feminism in any form. I can have my opinion on the way other movements do their feminism, but I will never criticise them, for I would go against myself – I am feminist. Feminism is not only one form, when we write amazing theory with a great explanation that is so clear and so fair. Feminists are not only that. We can do everything, and so Femen are kind of feminist al-Qaida, if you want. We are feminist terrorists coming and showing how it is.\”
Western feminists\’ reservations might be revised if they lived in Ukraine. \”Being a woman in Ukraine, what kind of possibilities do you have? To become housewife, or to become prostitute. In my town there were women who were searching for any man, just to get a man. All my female school friends got married after they finished school, they were 17, 18. For 17 years growing up in that town I had only one idea in my head: how to get out of this shit.\” But at university she soon realised all the other female students were only there to find a better class of husband from a rich family. Her older sister did try to use her education to get a good job, \”and in nearly every application she got back an email asking for her to send a picture of herself in a bikini, and to send her measurements, and as part of your office they say you have to have sex with your boss. This is the reality for young Ukrainian woman.\”
via Femen leader Inna Shevchenko: ‘I’m for any form of feminism’ | World news | The Guardian.
Education officials in Pakistan have banned the memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban, from 40,000 schools as she \’represents the West\’.
Adeeb Javedani, president of the All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association, said his group had banned the book from the libraries of all affiliated schools.
He said Malala, 16, was representing the West, not Pakistan.
via Pakistan BANS memoir by Malala, the girl shot by the Taliban for going to school | Mail Online.