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Femen activists hold signs declaring "Ukraine is not a brothel" to protest against the sex industry


Activist (‘aek.ti.vist) n: advocating or engaged in activism; someone who takes part in activities that are intended to achieve political or social change

I was at The Other Club—the club “for women who do,” in central London—with my colleague Serena last night, enjoying a dinner of duck egg risotto ball. We’d just had a Q&A session with Inna Shevchenko, a lead activist in the Ukrainian feminist group Femen—known, of course,…

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