reply to post by jmdewey60
Before going too far off-topic, I give a nod to on-topic comment and views.
I checked the FEMEN website to see what they were about. An excerpt from (about)
FEMEN - is a new ideology of the women's sexual protest presented by extreme topless campaigns of direct action . FEMEN – is sextremism serving to
protect women's rights, democracy watchdogs attacking patriarchy, in all its forms: the dictatorship, the church, the sex industry.
The magic of the body get your interested, the courage of the act make you want to riot.
Come out, Go topless and Win!
My view is that there is a very real chance that these women are being exploited.
Some readers may be angry and offended thinking such thoughts as, "Look what they get away with!", but no, they aren't getting away with anything,
they do suffer the legal and physical consequences for their actions. The organizers and recruiters may not suffer consequences yet, but the recruited
definitely do; tear gas, police cuffs, verbal abuse, incarceration, criminal records, PTSD etc. A definite case for exploitation in my thinking and
Now that that's addressed,
So, my point is, anyone on this forum should realize that it only even exists because of the US and its freedom of speech, which is constantly under
Right, what we can or can't write about religious subjects would be severely narrowed down if the forum were hosted in another country. One person's
statement of faith is another person's blasphemy.
A Christian may say, "Jesus is Lord", a Jew responds, "that's blasphemy, there's only one Lord, and it ain't Jesus!"
A Puritan may say, "The Papacy is anti-christ." A Roman Catholic would cry, "Blasphemy!"
In short, any one discussing religion would have to stay within very limited vocabulary or suffer the consequences. And that is not an open society.