July 16, 2013
France Puts Femen’s Face on its Stamps

French President Francois Hollande has chosen a controversial Ukrainian feminist known for her topless protests as the new incarnation of Marianne, one of France’s national emblems, in a move that is drawing mixed reactions.
Hollande chose July 14 — Bastille Day, the country’s most popular national holiday — to unveil a new stamp inspired by Femen movement leader Inna Shevchenko.
It is the first time a foreign woman has been picked to represent Marianne.
One of the stamp’s creators, French artist and gay-rights activist Oliver Ciappa, confirmed on Twitter that his Marianne was based chiefly on 23-year-old Shevchenko.
According to Ciappa and co-author David Kavena, the design is “international and timeless” and blends elements of Renaissance art, French comics, Japanese manga, and U.S. animation from the 1950s.
Read more. [Image: AP]

France Puts Femen’s Face on its Stamps

French President Francois Hollande has chosen a controversial Ukrainian feminist known for her topless protests as the new incarnation of Marianne, one of France’s national emblems, in a move that is drawing mixed reactions.

Hollande chose July 14 — Bastille Day, the country’s most popular national holiday — to unveil a new stamp inspired by Femen movement leader Inna Shevchenko.

It is the first time a foreign woman has been picked to represent Marianne.

One of the stamp’s creators, French artist and gay-rights activist Oliver Ciappa, confirmed on Twitter that his Marianne was based chiefly on 23-year-old Shevchenko.

According to Ciappa and co-author David Kavena, the design is “international and timeless” and blends elements of Renaissance art, French comics, Japanese manga, and U.S. animation from the 1950s.

Read more. [Image: AP]

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    Because the already-beleaguered French Islamic women are going to looooooooooove this.
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