Feminism On Friday

In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men.

Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska.

Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts,  and learn life skills and sciences in order to become ideal women.

Little physical documentation existed on the tribe, until recently, when renowned French photographer, Guillaume Herbaut, met the Asgarda back in 2004 in the midst of the Orange Revolution.

(Love the Idea but I worry about the ” ideal women” reference.  Amanda)



4 responses to this post.

  1. I agree with you on “ideal women” being potentially problematic. There’s too much variety in this world for there to only be one right way.


  2. I will google them in Russian google. Will see what Russian media say about them. Poor Russian women trying so hard to be perfect which is promoted widely in russian media and culture.


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