Topless Protest Against Wife Contest

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    Women’s rights activists in Kiev staged a topless protest against a radio station’s competition to ‘win’ a Ukrainian wife. Carrying banners saying ‘Ukraine is not a brothel’, the women were opposing the contest by New Zealand station Rock FM.

    Nine women protested topless in bitterly cold weather outside Kiev’s marriage registration office, reports the BBC.

    The Rock FM this week announced that it’s competition was won by a winemaker named Greg. The competition has caused controversy in New Zealand too, but the station said it was just “a bit of a laugh”. “At the end of the day, it’s up to both people if they decide to get married and return to New Zealand,” said Rock FM programme director, Brad King.

    The competition winner is due to fly into the coal mining town of Donetsk on 23 March, before travelling to Zaporizhia, as part of a 12-night holiday in Ukraine.

    As part of the prize terms and conditions, the winner chooses a woman from the Endless Love dating agency in advance. The agency then arranges the holiday to Ukraine and brings the two together.

    The prize also includes the use of a translator and a river cruise.

    The women who staged the protest in Kiev were members of the group, Femen, which campaigns against the targeting of Ukrainian women by international agencies that organise sex tours.

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