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Prague Post: Gender politics

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Sep. 13, 2012 13:48
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Femen activist protests against the Euro 2012 tournament.
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Images of stunning topless Ukrainian girls are no longer relegated to top-shelf men's mags and mail-order bride websites, reads The Prague Post report. 

They are hitting the mainstream media courtesy of controversial Ukrainian women's rights group Femen, which catapulted into the limelight following a series of topless protests against the Euro 2012 tournament. Campaigning against prostitution, sex tourism and trafficking under the slogan "Ukraine is not a brothel," Femen protesters bared their breasts to attract media attention to their cause. They have alternatively become the villains and the heroines, the subject of dismay and adoration.

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