The Communicative Constitution of FEMEN

Anne Cathrine Holmen, Sylvana Noemi Ortiz Villarreal & Julie Marit Hinze Nielsen

Student thesis: Project on Graduate Program


This project in Strategic Communication explores the specific protest by FEMEN, International Topless Jihad Day as presented in the article by Jonathan Jones “A Glorious Crude Topless “Jihad” From a FEMEN Activist” (Jones, 2013). The empirical data consists of the comments below-the-line and helps study the constitution of discourses that describe different power relations within the comments. Furthermore, this helps studying whether these discourses have an impact and co-constitutes FEMEN as an organisation. The analysis shows that FEMEN is a hierarchical organisation that does not question their organisational identity and do not take discourses created by external others into account. Since all communication has a co-constitutive force, it is assumable, that the comments to some extent affect FEMEN identity.

EducationsCommunication Studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate
Publication date12 Dec 2016
Number of pages45