I’m not sure why V magazine chose the image of a naked screaming woman about to be killed by a man as the cover of their “Girl Power Issue”. I really fail to see how a scared woman reflects power.
<— best thing to come out of the debate tonight. I will never look at my binders the same again.
But more importantly!!!! I pretty much just use my other tumblr now. I set my original one up wrong. So follow me at my other one!!! tigersnap.tumblr.com and I will follow you back!
The first e-book about the kick-ass Russian punk girl band Pussy Riot will be published by the FP. The book will feature letters from prison, court transcripts, and the closing statements from Nadya, Masha, and Katya. It will also include tributes from artists and activists who support the group.
“Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom” will be available September 21 from all major e-book retailers.
Image via Look At Me.
(Note: I’m differentiating a joke about rape [culture] because “rape jokes” have seeminly come to mean a joke at the expense of a victim. Jokes about rape [culture] can be subversise, make you think, and in this case, serve as a social/political commentary.)
“I do not feel rage because I am in prison. I hold no grudge. There is no personal anger. But there’s political anger.
Our imprisonment has served as a clear and obvious sign that the whole country is being robbed of freedom. And this threat of annihilating the freeing, emancipatory forces in Russia – that’s what causes me to be enraged. Seeing the large in the small, the trend in the sign, the common in the individual.
Second-Wave Feminists said the personal is political. That’s how it is. The Pussy Riot case has shown how the individual troubles of three people facing charges of hooliganism can give life to a political movement. A single case of repression and persecution against those who had the courage to Speak in an authoritarian country has shaken the world: its activists, punks, pop stars, and government members, its comedians and ecologists, its feminists and its masculinists, its Islamic theologians, and those Christians who are praying for Pussy Riot. The personal has become political. The Pussy Riot case has brought together as one forces so multidirectional, I still have trouble believing this isn’t a dream. The impossible is happening in contemporary Russian politics: a demanding, persistent, powerful and consistent impact of society on its government.
I am thankful to everyone who has said “Free Pussy Riot!” Right now, all of us are participating a large and important political Event that the Putin regime is having an ever more difficult time controlling. Whatever the upcoming verdict for Pussy Riot, we – and you – are already winning. Because we have learned to rage, and to speak politically.
Pussy Riot is happy that we have been able to spur a truly collective action, and that your political passion has proven to be so strong, it has cleared the barriers of language, culture, surroundings, and economic and political status. Kant would say that he sees no other reason for this Miracle besides man’s moral beginning. Thank you for this Miracle.”
- Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot
Over 50 people were detained at a Pussy Riot protest at the courthouse — http://rt.com/news/50-detained-pussy-riot-956/