ELLE Magazine Round Table Discussion
Friday, September 6, 5pm-7pm, Charles Trenet auditorium, Palais des Congrès. Free entrance.
Femen – naked feminism Do women have to bare their breasts to get their message across?
The shock tactics used by Femen, brandishing nudity as a weapon for feminist protests, have triggered quite a controversy, and sometimes violent reactions such as the repression in Tunisia where the women were arrested and held in custody.
Can the strategy of these topless warriors bring new life and force to the feminist struggle? Or will it mean that feminism is seen only as sensationalism ? Does a woman have to be naked for her voice to be heard? Is the body a political weapon ?
These questions will be discussed by the panelists at the round table discussion moderated by Valérie Toranian, editor of ELLE magazine, and Caroline Laurent-Simon, feature reporter with the magazine, together with one of the leading Femen figures plus representatives of women’s rights groups in France and around the world.
Entrance free. Simultaneous translation guaranteed.
The Palais des Congrès is the festival headquarters and the meeting point for collecting badges, press kits and information. Free-lance photographers show their portfolios there. These facilities are provided by the Association Nationale des Iconographes (ANI).