The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
Keep in mind, these same women-er-man started the "Jihad" for Muslim women's rights. The same man who screams at the Femen women and calls them "bitches."
He was quite horrible with the girls. He would scream at them and call them bitches."
When the Femen founder finally spoke to Ms Green, he sought to justify his role within the organisation and acknowledged the paradox of being a "patriarch" running a feminist protest group. "These girls are weak," he says in the film.
"They don't have the strength of character. They don't even have the desire to be strong. Instead, they show submissiveness, spinelessness, lack of punctuality, and many other factors which prevent them from becoming political activists. These are qualities which it was essential to teach them."
Mr Svyatski insists to Ms Green that his influence on the group is positive. However, when he is asked directly whether he started Femen "to get girls", he replies: "Perhaps yes, somewhere in my deep subconscious."
One of the Femen campaigners talks of the relationship between the women and the movement's founder as being akin to "Stockholm syndrome", in which hostages feel sympathy for their captors.