I don’t know if I could ever have as much courage as the “Topless Jihad” women from Femen in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France. They’re protesting in support of Tunisian activist Amina Tyler who received death threats after posting topless photos of herself online with the message “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor.” The head of Tunisia’s “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice” actually called for her to be stoned to death, according to reports.
Read the full story and see all the pictures here. Thank you, Femen for having the courage to stand up and say, “This is wrong” in such a visible way, even when it could mean jail time and danger to your safety.
Rori is the founder of Between My Sheets. She works full time as a writer, reviewer, and online educator and can be reached at rori-at-betweenmysheets.com