July 1, 2022

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Nothing really changed after seven years of his stunt

A Montreal woman who protested topless against the Grand Prix in 2015 condemns female exploitation and toxic masculinity.

“We brought this issue to the headlines, Quebec once worried, but in reality, that does not mean the reality has changed,” feminist activist Neda Dopalowski said bitterly.

At the time, the young woman, bare-chested, shouted, “Montreal is not a brothel,” before boarding a racing car in the middle of Crescent Street celebrations.

Security agents violently arrested her, and she was charged with sedition and indecent exposure.

A few steps away the activist has not yet digested the hypocrisy behind the treatment assigned to him when the merchants profit by bargaining for women’s bodies.

“Women [sur Crescent] They are sexually assaulted by their bosses. At the same time, if we play the opposite game, if we are naked for our ideas, we are being blamed. ”

“My breasts, I wear them every day. They want sex if I want, politics if I want,” she adds.

Enemy # 1

In this sense, she believes the tactics of 30-year-old women have the power to “reveal a reality that everyone is deliberately hiding under the table” – from sexual exploitation of minors to the sexual culture surrounding Formula 1.

Femen, a feminist group founded in Ukraine in 2008, is known around the world for its militant actions in condemning the injustices of topless women.

“I may have written a blog post, but who read it, who reacted to it?

Despite the great awareness of the devastation of sex tourism and child prostitution on the sidelines of the Grand Prix, Neda Dopalovsky believes that much more needs to be done to combat them.

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It takes a long time to change

This, the “kingdom of masculinity” of motorsport culture, is slowly evolving, underlining the sociologist Frances Descaris.

“From the hostess to the restaurant staff, from the pimp to the hotel owner, many people are not interested in changing anything,” the professor at UQAM underlined, adding that millions are at risk.

Inevitably, “as long as we accept that women are objective and that men behave like predators, the Grand Prix will remain the Grand Prix,” says the feminist expert.

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