Religion is one of the biggest forces oppressing women all over the world and we must fight it, Femen leader Inna Shevchenko, in an interview with Telegraph Wonder Women

Speaking a few days after two of the feminist protest groups topless activists stormed the stage at a controversial conference near Paris, Shevchenko said: “As a feminist movement, one of the biggest remaining oppressors of women all over the world is religion and religious institutions.

“You only have to look at Spain where Catholics have successfully campaigned the government to restrict abortion rights and the same is true of Islam and some of its preachers – who use the language of women’s rights to oppress women.

“These men tell women ‘it’s their right’ to cover up. This is how religious leaders manipulate society and women.”

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