It takes a nation to protect the nation
Power is not uni-directional, but forms a more complex structure than a straight line. Femen make use of their assets and the tittilation of the media to draw attention to issues affecting women. Roman feminists thanked Femen for drawing attention to sexism in Italy. At first when I heard of Femen, I thought "they need to take their fight to islam, but they probaby won't". The very next interview I heard with them, they said that that was near the top of their list, but that it is going to be very dangerous.
If you don't watch Russia Today, then you will have missed them. And if they can get me jumping out of my seat and shouting "go, girls", then I think the rest of you will appreciate their efforts too.
I love this image on their home page: http://femen.org/
Here are images from many of their other confrontations.
Our history in the west could have been so different in the past 30 years if we'd had these kinds of feminists, instead of Germaine Greer and Maryam Namazie. Our feminists were in fact the direct ideological descendants of the suffragettes, who were only interested in the vote for middle class (property-owning women) rather than democracy and universal suffrage (and a host of other issues affecting women).