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Cannes Film Festival: a woman protests topless against violence against women in Ukraine – Orange News


Orange with 6Medias, published on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 10:42 a.m. During the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, an activist from the feminist collective SCUM burst onto the red carpet. Stripped naked with a Ukrainian flag painted on her chest and red on her lower abdomen and thighs, she denounced the treatment reserved for women by the Russian military in Ukraine.

When the reality of war catches up with the glitter of cinema. Friday, May 20, an incident occurred on the steps of the Cannes Film Festival. Around 6:30 p.m., on the sidelines of the screening of “Three thousand years waiting for you”, directed by George Miller, a topless woman slipped onto the red carpet. On her painted chest, a Ukrainian flag on which read: “Stop raping us”. who appeared in front of the photographers screaming, was quickly intercepted and covered by security guards.

Claim of a feminist group

Contacted by franceinfo, she assured that she was at the origin of this act of protest and explained herself in more detail about her action: “We decided this evening to denounce war rape, war pimping. We are talking about rape, surrogacy, we are used as belly on legs… We think that nobody talks about women. Everyone has to know. We show”. The young woman would be from the Paris region and 18 years old. She is attached to the SCUM, a radical feminist group, which defines itself as “the disbelievers of the cult of the phallus, the blasphemers of the patriarchal religion”, and which claimed responsibility for the act on social networks.

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