Public Safety Message – Chainsaws

Recently in Russia a group of feminists took to a wooden cross with a chainsaw….in support of Pussy Riot.

A CHAINSAW-WIELDING blonde topless woman cutting down a cross in a city centre sounds like a scene from a peculiar pornographic film. But that is just what happenedon August 17 in the Ukrainian capital Kiev (Kyiv in its vernacular transliteration). A NSFW (not safe for work) clip of the stunt is available here.

The woman, identified as Inna Shevchenko, was a member of FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group known for its topless protests. The action was supposed to show solidarity with the three women from Pussy Riot, a punk collective in Russia, who were sentenced that day, as well as a protest against religious prejudice against women.

I watched the video. In the interests of training and science it would be remiss of me not to post the video. Please comment on chainsawing technique and the safety aspects that are displayed and possible improvements:



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  • conwaycaptain

    That nutter is lucky she didnt get her tits in the mangle or her hair in the chains.

  • Will

    That had me flinching. The whole thing, not just the obvious wrong handed grip. She was so close to getting her hair and elbows into the chain, the risk of a few splinters in her tits was the least of it. Silly kid.

  • maninblack

    to be fair- she had terrible chainsaw technique.. She should have gone lower so she wasnt reaching up so much.Also she kept jambing the chainsaw.. thats not good for it.

  • Brian Smaller

    And then left the chainsaw on the ground. She should have had chaps on as well. I would volunteer.

  • Spiker

    wow that could have gone bad real quick..

  • blokeintakapuna

    What chainsaw? Where?

  • gravedodger

    I thought the hair was dangerously loose

  • niggly

    What’s the bet the old guard western feminist’s would disapprove this type of approach for publicity???

  • andrei

    Lol – that is Kiev which in in Ukraine not in Russia.

    And that is a Latin crucifix not the three bar Orthodox Cross.

    And to make the gesture even more muddled, that cross was raised to commemorate those who died during Stalin’s crackdown on Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1930s.

    Activists are not that well endowed in the brains department

    • Joe Bloggs

      Made for some entertaining viewing though…

    • Joe Bloggs

      to qualify – the activist, not the activism… :)

    • blokeintakapuna

      Yep -another reason why GreenWash… I mean GreenPeace were de-registered no doubt..

  • Horace the Grump

    yep… bloody awful technique and lucky she didn’t get hurt… but still… topless chainsaw action… good start to a Friday…

  • Euan.Rt

    She didn’t seem to be giving it full tit very often :-)

  • NotLen

    If we had more protesters like this here, I would certainly pay a bit more attention. Beats the vomit inducing Darien Fenton anyday.

  • Richard

    Chainsaw technique was terrible. Counterbalance weights were all loose and wobbly. Nicely shaped though.

  • GregM

    The saw is running a bit rich, and it needs a hotter plug.

    • Rodger T

      I bet she does………….wink,wink, nudge,nudge know what I mean?

  • Patrick

    She could have ended up with a nasty gash

    Their protesters are a whole lot hotter than ours – we need to up our game if the best we can do is a Sue Bradford

    • Betty Swallocks

      In all likelihood Sue Bradford probably already has a pretty nasty gash.

  • Steve and Monique

    Had to watch it numerous times to check for what she was doing wrong.Seems like a risky use of black marker pen to me.

  • Horace the Grump

    How to do it properly…


      When will the Femen movement start in NZ. I’d support them!


        … and help them with their chainsaw techniques

        • davcav

          Would have to be hands-on/real-life experience teaching…none of this “only qualified in the classroom” crap

  • johnbronkhorst

    Cut lower down the pole, then the weight of the chainsaw is below your waist (you are not holding it up) so any chips flying off hit you in the knees and not the tits…try the angled cut (diagonally high to low ) first, then the horizontal cut to meet it at the centre of the post…that way the wedge can be removed more safely. etc etc

    • Travis Poulson

      But we don’t want to see her knees.

  • cows4me

    Silly bitch. You should give this clip to OSH WO. They can run it with their farm safety courses, what not to do and I bet everyone would take note.

  • insider

    Good to see she was wearing eye protectors

  • Mr_Blobby

    Nice. And what do we have that septic cow Bradford and a bunch of natives that like to run around showing there bums and sticking there tongues out, what a travesty.

  • AnonWgtn

    I wonder what her other techniques are like – not much cop with chainsaw though ———————BUT sure she can other things better.

  • Jman

    So the message to feminists is, if you want to be taken seriously, show us your tits!

  • MrV

    The last Kiwi with tits to cut something down in protest was Tama Iti I believe?

  • Reid

    So is this a religious protest or a fweedom one? As we all know the cross represents Christ’s sacrifice to us. So normally when someone cuts a cross down like she did, you’d think they were pwotesting some evil they perceived re: Christianity. But appawentwy, this is a feminist pwotest. Cutting down a cross.