Tag Archives: Russia

Photo of the Day: Pussy Riot attacked with whips and tear gas near Sochi Olympics

TweetAs they tried to record a new protest song near the Olympic Park on Wednesday, Pussy Riot members–including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the formerly imprisoned members who are fresh off a recent visit to the US–were attacked with whips and tear gas by Cossack militia members who are providing security during the Games. Since arriving in Sochi, the group [...]
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Photo(s) of the Day: Gay activists in Russia

TweetHead over to Mother Jones to check out these photos of gay activists in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen. Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Sochi mayor claims there are no gay people in his town

TweetAccording to the mayor of Sochi, which will soon play host to the Olympics, there are no gay people in his town. Yet there are thriving gay nightclubs. How can gay people be invisible all the time except for during the night, when they come out in droves? It must be sorcery. Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet More reasons to love Beyonce. On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scouts, but can we really call it progress? #RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.” On race, skin color, self-acceptance, [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetA woman is arrested for playing a banjo at a protest against attacking Syria. Did I mention she is a veteran of the Iraq War? Surgery can empower female genital mutilation survivors to feel sexual pleasure. The New York Times mentions abortion… in a wedding announcement. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd schools marriage equality critics. [...]
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