FEMEN activist Iana Zhdanova tried to kidnap baby Jesus at the Vatican on Christmas Day, but was apprehended and ended up spending the night in Vatican jail. Written on her bare chest were the words: “GOD IS WOMAN.”
As she took baby Jesus out of his manger, the half-clothed Iana shouted these same words over and over again in order to gain attention to woman’s rights. This protest was meant to symbolize the Catholic Church’s war on women and their freedom to be able to decide what they can and can’t do with their own bodies — namely as it relates to abortion.
On FEMEN’s website they give a detailed description on why this particular protest was important:
It’s not the first time that the Vatican has had to face FEMEN’s attack, and it’s not the last time neither. The Catholic church has been oppressing women for centuries and its time for feminists to speak out! You can try to shut our mouth, you can try to sue us, to jail us, but you will never stop our ideas! WE CLAIM THE END OF RELIGION AND THE BEGINNING OF WOMEN’s FREEDOM!
They aren’t lying. This certainly wasn’t the first time they have done something crazy like this. In the past, there is a video of several bare-chested women from their group kidnapping a priest (yes – you read that right), which can be seen HERE. Last Christmas, they also held a protest in the Cologne Cathedral, as can be seen in the pic below.
Here is an excerpt straight from their website:
‘I was arrested around 15 times by the police, the first time it was a little bizarre to be naked in the street. Now, it’s become usual,’ tells Inna, 21 years old. She is responsible for the groups [sic] political actions. She joined the FEMEN’s group and after that she undressed during a municipal council meeting in Kiev to protest against the lack of women in the government of the president Viktor Ianoukovitch. Their actions shock traditional feminists, but for Anna Hustol, the Femen Leader, the old generation is frightened by women’s nudity. ‘But us, we understood that our body could become a weapon – that’s why we use it like a bomb. We are the resistants to a macho society. Our dream is to become an international feminist group which could touch the public opinion on all injustices against women.’
Some anti-feminists and conservatives had an issue with this latest protest and weren’t hesitant to voice their hatred. On LaughingAtLiberal’s Youtube site, they also showed the video of FEMEN trying to kidnap baby Jesus. Below their video were these disgusting and hateful comments from users. While only two are shown here, there were too many to mention.
CHEVKEN had this to say:
She’s got a spot waiting in hell. F*ck you feminazi pigs. Go to Mecca and deface the black stone and see where that gets you, you f*cking c*nt.
Muhdikyo’s words were more threatening:
Fraud feminism. They love soft targets like Christianity. I’d like to see her do that at the mecca, then watch her get gang r*ped and stoned to death.
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H/T: FEMEN activist steals baby Jesus from the Vatican. | Featured Image: YouTube screen grab