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Apolline est une Française moderne. Jolie, la vingtaine, elle travaille dans une agence de communication. Divers incidents de son quotidien lui font prendre conscience du machisme ambiant et d'une violence envers les femmes qui la révolte, que ce soit au bureau, dans le métro et même au sein de sa famille! C'est pourquoi elle décide de rejoindre le mouvement féministe et aApolline est une Française moderne. Jolie, la vingtaine, elle travaille dans une agence de communication. Divers incidents de son quotidien lui font prendre conscience du machisme ambiant et d'une violence envers les femmes qui la révolte, que ce soit au bureau, dans le métro et même au sein de sa famille! C'est pourquoi elle décide de rejoindre le mouvement féministe et activiste des Femen... avec les doutes, les difficultés et les conséquences que cela implique....

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ISBN : 9782803634057
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Journal d'une Femen Reviews

  • Diz
    2018-12-13 09:18

    This graphic novel looks at the radical feminist group Femen and follows one woman's journey on the road to becoming a member of this group. Overall, it presents a favorable view of this group. This book does two things very well. First, it shows the experience that many women have of being objectified by men. The idea that a woman couldn't walk down the street without being bothered by numerous sleazy guys never occurred to me. This book presents this as an overwhelming burden that sometimes gets really scary. Second, it shows the pressure of cyberbullying, which again is very scary. This happens not only to Femen members, but also to moderate feminists as well. When you see this, you realize how brave feminists have to be to speak out.On the downside, this is a translated work, and the translation is a bit weak at points, so the dialog can feel a bit stilted at times. Also, the way the group is portrayed, it seems that the members talk more about image than about ideology. For example, when they are training, they don't discuss feminist theory. Instead they focus on how to make a scene to get the most media coverage. It is explained that if they protest in a reserved way, then no one would listen to their message, but if they protest in an extreme way, they will get lots of coverage. It makes sense, but it still feels like it takes some of the shine off of the group.

  • Mar
    2018-12-14 10:14

    Este libro es una clara muestra de lo que vivimos las mujeres día a día, y no solo un tipo de mujer, sino TODAS las mujeres. Seas fea, guapa, baja, alta, gorda, delgada... Sufres acusaciones hacia tu cuerpo y hacia tu persona en sí, simplemente por ser mujer. Se espera algo de nosotras que es lo contraría que queremos demostrar, y no podemos hacer nada sin que se burlen de nosotras.Así que BASTA. La protagonista de esta historia dijo BASTA y, sinceramente, me han dado ganas de hacer lo mismo. Quizás no a su extremo (aunque lo respeto al 100% y entiendo que haya gente que quiera hacerlo), pero sí contribuir a algo. Hay que ayudar en este movimiento feminista, porque si no somos nosotras las mujeres quienes luchamos por nuestros propios derechos BÁSICOS, nadie lo hará.Lectura totalmente recomendada para aprender sobre lo más superficial del feminismo y lo que una mujer debe sufrir día a día. El arte no es mi favorito, pero los colores y en general la historia sí. Además, de momento, es la historia más trabajada que he leído en una novela gráfica. ¡Bien hecho!

  • stefiereads
    2018-12-16 15:13

    1.5 starsfor the illustration and for introducing me about Femen movement that I haven’t heard before. Also for some part of the book that relatable.The story is told rather fast. And not all fast pace stories are bad. But, I feel there are missing parts on this one. The ending for me was “wait... what? is that it?” I couldn’t believe it was ended.The whole book is confusing to me. Personally, it left me feeling uncomfortable.*Digital copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Rosa
    2018-11-27 09:01

    Thank you Net Galley for providing this free copy in trade for an honest review.This review is also posted in my blog :https://onewordtoomuch.wordpress.com/...Here we follow the story of a young Parisian girl who seems lost to the society. She just hated how society treated her only for her good looks and body. I don’t feel that this story has a strong background and character. What I notice is the girls who joined the Femen are too young and confused. This type of personality got easily lured into an extremist organization without understanding what they are getting into. Although in general the whole story is indeed a good study of a feminist organization, I found the story quite weak and pathetic. It’s a pretty quick read. I like the illustration style. Some of it focused on the eyes of the characters, so shows real emotion and quite detailed.Recommend for those who wants to read the workings of the Femen organization.

  • Alemanita
    2018-11-20 10:02

    3,5/5. Como explican al principio no es una historia real, sino que está basado en muchas. Quizá sea eso lo que me ha chirriado, la representación de todos los tópicos para un mismo personaje, pero aun así todos son, por desgracia, reales. Quizá me ha faltado también algo más de información sobre FEMEN, puesto que no ahonda demasiado en lo básico. No obstante, como obra feminista tiene su punto y he aprendido algo más sobre el movimiento de las FEMEN.

  • Joany de Vries-Verbrugge
    2018-12-11 09:00

    I received a free digital copy of this graphic novel from Netgally in exchange for my honest review.Feminism is a subject that I find very interesting. Over the last couple of years I’ve read several books with feminist themes, but never a graphic novel. The book is about FEMEN, a group of activists fighting for their believes in a non-violent way. It is a work of fiction based on actual events, but the characters are al. We meet a young woman who is struggling with the problems a beautiful young woman might experience in this day and age. This was very heartwrenching and realistically portrait. It’s easy to get sucked into the story and feel the main characters pain. I don’t know how realistic the “behind-the-scenes” look at activism is because I have never been a part of anything like that, but still this gave me a lot of feelings and made me think about modern day issues. The ending might be a bit to sappy for some, but I loved it for it made the main characters even more of an inspiration in my book.

  • ss
    2018-12-01 08:10

    This was actually my first graphic novel ever. It wasn't exactly bad? But I couldn't see the point either.The whole thing was just a "WHY??" for me.Though I love this book for actually introducing me to the 'Femen Movement'. I didn't know about it. It's basically feminists protesting topless, cos 'nudity is there weapon' or something like that.But overall I just couldn't see the point of this book. It didn't even show the ACTUAL protest. It just began and....whoosh...it ended.It was a quick read so i don't actually regret reading it? Cos lets admit it, it told me shit i didn't know about. So that's brownie points, i guess.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-21 09:02

    I read this to learn a bit more about the group and thought it showed effects of the objectification of women well, and how different women fight against this in different ways. I wasn't the biggest fan of the illustration style though and found some of the scenes didn't really work.

  • Dominic Fortin-Charland
    2018-12-11 11:14

    Bien écrit, ludique et fort éducatif.

  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    2018-11-25 10:06

    I really enjoyed this graphic novel about a young woman who joins FEMEN. This book is described by the authors as 'realist fiction'. It is their own understanding about the organisation FEMEN, but expressed in fiction, and in this case their understanding is expressed in a graphic novel.FEMEN (we are told in the book) is an internationalist feminist movement. Their defining characteristic is organising topless protests. Their struggle is against patriarchy, through what they see as its three main pillars - dictatorship, the church and the sex industryThe story is told through Appoline, who is a young french woman who lives in Paris. She experiences all kinds of micro aggressions everyday because she is a woman. At work she is expected to use her breasts and look alluring so that her ad agency will get contracts from clients. Her mother expects her to get married and give birth to children. On the street she is subjected to unwanted admiration and chat up lines from men who don't back away nicely when rejected and the streets do not feel safe.Appoline experiences what women experience to a greater or lesser degree everyday of their lives and she finds it oppressive. Is this really what it means to be a woman in 21st century France? She feels that she is being oppressed and she is. When she discovers FEMEN and sees a protest on the internet she makes enquiries and decides to join them, or at least find out more.She attends their training and becomes an activist. When Appolonia joins them she discovers that this nudity and exposure isnt alluring like she needed to be at work, it is aggressive. Nudity here is a weapon. She joins FEMEN, weathers the cost and the impact on her life and she grows as a person.I hadn't heard of FEMEN before reading this book and I was totally engrossed by Appoline's story. As a community activist and female priest I thought this was a fascinating, especially because FEMEN see the Church as a patriarchal institution. The artwork is good. It is a clearly drawn graphic novel using lots of colour and a good dialogue.My only criticism is that it ended rather abruptly. There was a sudden leap from a protest to '3 years later'. Where is the rest? What happened in between?In any case I still enjoyed this and I learnt something too. It is a great story and a good introduction to FEMEN as well https://femen.org/about-us/Copy provided by Europe Comics via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Hasso von Moltke
    2018-12-06 10:08

    This was a nice comic about FEMEN, a feminist movement that I had heard of but knew little about. While it did not particularly delve into the philosophy of the movement, which even the book makes clear was not the author's intention, it was an interesting take on what motivates someone to join the movement and the consequences that they face.I did think that the boyfriend character and epilogue were unnecessary. The boyfriend left in one short text and came back in the same way, without having any growth or real role other than to give the protagonist a typical "happy ending."The illustrations were very nice and interesting, managing to convey a lot of emotion. While there was a fair amount of nudity, it was never gratuitous, fitting with the organization's message. I thought the dialogue generally worked well, although it got a bit confusing a couple of times. This could possibly simply be due to it being a translation.To wrap things up, this is a good comic that covers a group that should be taken more seriously, with good artwork as well. In spite of a couple of chunks in the narrative I enjoyed the work.

  • Charlotte Jones
    2018-11-26 09:16

    *Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This graphic novel introduced me to the Femen, an activist group fighting against the patriarchy which I had never previously heard of.I liked the narrative of this book. I've seen other reviews complain that the book doesn't actually show any of the protests but this didn't bother me. I liked how the story showed how becoming an activist can effect someone's life, in both positive and negative ways.Having said that, I did have some issues with the book. Firstly I found that there was too much dialogue on some pages and it made the dialogue a little confused. Also, and this is something you can see on the cover, it annoyed me that all of the women's body types were exactly the same. I almost feel that this went against the message of the story itself. Overall, I'm glad I read this but I would have liked to see a little more diversity in the characters.

  • Sabrina Burton
    2018-11-20 14:07

    Firstly thank you to Netgalley for the free ebook. 4/5 stars, I loved this graphic novel and didn’t know much about the Femen movement in Ukraine or Paris. The story starts with Appoline in a job where she is looked down on and with an overbearing mother and a sister who thinks she has it all sorted out. This is about her journey realising she doesn’t want to deal with the everyday sexism that she is experiencing and joins the Femen group despite backlash from friends and family trying to be “helpful”. The artwork is fantastic, bright and colourful and really shows this group in a positive light despite some people labelling them “Feminazis”. This book doesn’t claim to be a true story but uses the real experiences of the women from that group to tell a story that couldn’t be made more gripping by lies.

  • Beth
    2018-12-13 12:00

    This was an interesting comic about a group I'd heard of but knew little about, FEMEN. The training scenes and backlash for Apolline (our fictional heroine) were really cool, unique bits. However, the beginning section where Apolline has the experiences that inspire her to become an activist were REALLY heavy-handed - they could've been way more insidious, like they often are in "real life."*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Theediscerning
    2018-11-21 15:18

    In all, this is a failure. Act one, the goading of our heroine to become a Feme-nazi, is just OTT and not at all worthy of getting her sympathy, so crabby and bitchy is she. Act two, the training of our wannabe Feme-nazi, is proof that the training montage should stay the montage, and not be a whole third of a piece. There is some merit to be had in the fallout third act, but not really enough. Which is a shame, as this could have been so much better. Not to be adapted by a Weinstein any time soon.

  • Jim
    2018-11-18 12:19

    This comic “doesn’t strictly reflect reality…but everything in these pages is true.” I’ve never heard of the Femen activists before I read this comic. (Though I just heard them referenced on TV the night after I heard of them!)Bold and brave, they are protesting and changing things in their own way. Interesting and worth a read. Thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for a copy in return for an honest review.

  • Valerie Acklin
    2018-11-22 09:13

    Much needed insight into an often-misunderstood movement. Told from a new recruits point-of-view, the story does a satisfying job of explaining just what the members of Femen stand for and why they feel their aggressive and angry actions are necessary. While some of the attempts at humor are a bit awkward, overall, the story will be enlightening for those open to hearing its message, which details the importance of empowerment and the reclaiming of otherwise negative aesthetics and language as a pathway to change. The visually arresting graphics do a commendable job of documenting the range of emotions felt by movement members, their families, and those they are challenging, mostly through finely rendered facial expressions and body stances. Not an unbiased portrait by any stretch of the imagination, but an essential one -- today more than ever.

  • Luiz Santiago
    2018-11-19 16:18

    1,5Crítica: http://www.planocritico.com/critica-d...

  • Davianna
    2018-12-09 12:19

    I really wanted to like this book just for it's beautiful artwork but the femen organization felt really cultish and hostile to me. I have no bias against femen, I am a female and I believe we shouldn't be objectified and harrassed. But the way this organization goes about things feels more like a riot than a protest, cussing at people won't change their minds and running around topless won't make them respect you. The ending was odd, it ends abruptly after a failed "protest" then it picks up years later for some reason. rating: 1 star

  • Emilie
    2018-12-08 14:11

    Ravie d'avoir pu en apprendre un peu plus sur ce groupement. Et surtout ça fait un bien fou de voir un portrait de féministe positif !

  • Sabrina Burton
    2018-12-16 16:16

    Firstly thank you to Netgalley for the free ebook. 4/5 stars, I loved this graphic novel and didn't know much about the Femen movement in Ukraine or Paris. The story starts with Appoline in a job where she is looked down on and with an overbearing mother and a sister who thinks she has it all sorted out. This is about her journey realising she doesn't want to deal with the everyday sexism that she is experiencing and joins the Femen group despite backlash from friends and family trying to be "helpful". The artwork is fantastic, bright and colourful and really shows this group in a positive light despite some people labelling them "Feminazis". This book doesn't claim to be a true story but uses the real experiences of the women from that group to tell a story that couldn't be made more gripping by lies.