Western Journalism By Jason Hopkins Wed., Dec.27, 2017
The woman was identified as Alisa Vinogradova (pic above), a member of Femen, a radical international feminist organization.
According to their own biography, Femen is “an international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the slogans and crowned with flowers” and also claim their breasts to be their weapons.
The group, which describes Vinogradova as a “sextremist,” explained that the act was meant to protest the “Vatican’s infringement of the rights of women to their own bodies.”
The feminist group takes issue with the Catholic Church’s “promotion of the ban on abortion” and “‘sacred condemnation’” of contraception.
This is not the first time Femen activists have made political stunts while topless, and it wasn’t the first time they have tried to steal a baby Jesus figure at the Vatican. The group tried to do the same thing in 2014, but were also unsuccessful.