[ View the story "Ukrainian women say 'Don't give it to a Russian'" on Storify] Ukrainian women say 'Don't give it to a Russian' Opponents fight Russia's presence in Ukraine with grassroots sex boycott.
The Stream· Mon, Mar 24 2014 14:25:29
"Don't give it to a Russian" posts: All our female heroes, who agreed to be photographed in patriotic shirts, each had something of their own in mind... Do not give Crimea to a Russian, do not let a Russian capture your land, do not give money to a Russian or do not let a Russian win... Funny enough, sex came to mind last. What message would you send, if you put this shirt on? Write in comments.
All our heroine who agreed to be photographed in a patriotic t-shirts, each had in mind something different ... Do not let Russian Crimea, Russian forbid grab your land, do not let Russian money or forbid Russian win ... Sex, as it is not funny , came to a head in the last turn. That will mean you will dress as this T-shirt? Write in comments)
While some commended the effort, others
It is not a time for criticism, of course, - but I think a concept of "Don't give it to a Russian" campaign is not flawless.
Не время критиковать, конечно, - но считаю концепцию акции "Не дай русскому!" не вполне безупречнойTetyana Yampolska
posts on Facebook:
This type of patriotism, acting from the opposite, seems strange.... But I'm interested in another thing - Ukrainian girl, who is in love with a Russian guy is enemy to you? And also what is still unclear to me, when and why suddenly did all Russians became enemies to you?
странный какой-то патриотизм, от противного..ну да ладно. мне вот другое интересно - украинская девушка, влюбленная в россиянина для вас-враг? ну и вопрос, когда и почему вдруг все русские стали для вас врагами для меня до сих пор открытый.facebook.com
If activists from "Don't give it to a Russian" continue to make public statements on Facebook in the Russian language, then some Ukrainian girls won't understand them.
если активистки движения 'не дай русскому' и дальше будут вести паблик в фейсбуке на русском языке то некоторые украинки их просто не поймут_
Вульгарно и примитивно.facebook.com
As the international community considers
, Ukrainians and some EU residents have started their own grassroots
A message for the politically conscious vodka drinker. #boycottRussia #Ukraine #Crimea #Donetsk #Finlandia #vodka
However, some are mixed over the effectiveness of boycotts like these:
It seems like a consumer boycott of Russia and businesses dealing with it would be a lot more effective than Obama's sanctions. @GOP @reinceRobert Sherman
Boycotting Smirnoff wouldn't be very effective. Smirnoff is owned by Diageo, a UK firm, and is produced all over the world. #boycottrussiaJef Costello
@FreeUlsterman You are right. Sanctions are not enough. We need to impose a global boycott on Russia until Putin is removed from powerLee John Barnes
Love the cute tweeps who advocate " boycott" and "isolation" of Russia. Guys, this stuff DOES NOT work.. #UkraineNervana Mahmoud