Ukrainian women call for boycott of sex with Russian men

They have even made t-shirts that say, "Don't give it to a Russian."
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

A grassroots group of women in Ukraine are encouraging a sex embargo with Russian men to bring attention to the situation in Crimea.

"We believe that in the context of military occupation of the territory it is silly to continue to assert that all men are brothers," said organizer Katerina Venzhik to Foreign Policy. "What Russia is doing in Ukraine is terrible, but the world sees their actions primarily through the prism of the pro-Putin propaganda."

The women are taking criticism, mostly from Russia, where people are calling the women "prostitutes" and their actions "vulgar and primitive."

The movement is small but the group says all proceeds from merchandise sales will go to the cash-strapped Ukrainian army which is so poor, they have taken up phone drives for $ .50 pledges.


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