Women

08.21.13

Did Arsonists Target FEMEN Headquarters?

Received message saying they should “burn.”

A fire blazed through topless feminist organization FEMEN’s Paris headquarters Sunday. While police are calling the fire “accidental,” some are wary of the explanation—especially after members received a message saying they are “witches” who should “burn.” Even though a number of the activists were sleeping in the building at the time, no one was injured. FEMEN members recently criticized France for putting the female symbol of the French Republic on their stamp, and a high-profile member of the group recently tweeted, “What could be more stupid than Ramadan? What is uglier than this religion?” FEMEN calls for a worldwide “women’s spring” against patriarchy.