Last updated on: 1/3/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Inna Shevchenko Biography

Title:
President of FEMEN International Association
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitution is nothing else but a domination of one gender through exploitation, force or lie. Patriarchy wants to legalise prostitution as a way to finally win the gender fight and make society accept women as sex-waitresses for the hungry clients that are men…

The purchase of women by men has to be forbidden and punished. We say no to the legalisation of men’s domination.”

“No to Prostitution,” huffingtonpost.co.uk, Jan. 23, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, International Business Times, 2015-present
  • President, FEMEN International Association, 2012-present
  • Blogger, Huffington Post, 2012-present
  • Contributing writer, The Guardian, 2013-2014
  • Journalist and Press Officer, Kiev City Administration (Ukraine), 2010-2011
Education:
  • BA, Journalism, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine), 2012
Other:
  • Twitter: @femeninna
  • Born in Kherson, Ukraine, on June 23, 1990
  • Was president of the student parliament while attending university in Ukraine
  • Was arrested in Minsk (Belarus) in 2011 after a topless protest in support of political prisoners
  • Was listed in the Madame Figaro Top 20 Iconic Women of the Year in 2012
  • Was granted political asylum in France in 2013 after Ukrainian protests which resulted in calls for her arrest
Quoted in:
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