Feminism has been on a roll in November. Not only did feminist activists think it would be wise to attack the guy who is largely responsible for landing a space probe on a comet traveling 41,000 mph, but they also decided to try and make friends by sticking crucifixes in their butts to protest the Pope’s upcoming visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
RT.com reported Nov. 14:
The topless protest group Femen have taken their brash form of activism to shockingly new heights (or depths), simulating anal sex with crucifixes outside the Vatican to protest the Pope’s alleged meddling in politics.
The three women pulled of their stunt on St. Peter’s Square, the enormous plaza located right in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City.
Two of them had “Keep it Inside” scrawled across their backs, an apparent reference to their anger that the Pope’s activities extend beyond the tiny papal enclave in Rome.
The trio, decked out in nothing but black ankle boots, leather miniskirts, and flower garlands in their hair, dropped to all fours and began simulating a lewd act with the crucifixes.
Given that the world has over 1.1 billion Catholics — and Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church — it seems as though it is entirely appropriate for world leaders to meet with him. It does seem just a bit inappropriate, however, for women to go topless on city streets, scrawl messages on their bodies in black marker, and shove crucifixes into their butts.
Perhaps even stranger is the fact that Femen promotes the organization as one that yearns to hack testicles with sickles and hold them up triumphantly — all while simultaneously telling average Europeans that the the pope is a threat to freedom.
Ironically, Femen has a lot in common with the Shakers from the 1700s. The shakers were celibate and died off, while pro-choice Femen members want nothing to do with men. My money is on the baby-makers to outlast the group that weirdly encourages women to grow into old, angry, and lonely souls whose crowning achievement in life will boil down to: “We got to stick crucifixes up our butts.”