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You're excused if you haven't heard about the recent Femen arrests. Not many people have. It's out there, but you've got to search for it.

Femen is a Ukraine-based collective of radical feminist activists with members in dozens of countries, including Canada. A couple years ago, they mostly protested in support of gay rights and against Christian churches. They used to protest in their underwear, but now go topless because it garners major press (yes gents, it's all online). They're kind of a high-octane version of the Greenpeace lettuce babes.

Last Wednesday, three European Femen women were arrested in Tunisia for protesting topless in support of Amina Tyler. Activist Tyler, 19, was first detained mid-May. The accusations against her are a dragnet of ambiguity, seemingly designed to deter future protesters. She's currently facing a simple $185 fine for carrying pepper spray — but she's being held as authorities ponder further charges.


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