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Tweet A tragic account of second-wave feminist infighting. “The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence.” Four burning questions for Dean Spade. Kendra James takes on Suzy Lee Weiss, Abigail Fischer, et al. at Racialicious. Appalachian State University wants to protect its brand; student- and professor-activists want to [...]
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“Pussy Riot” wins award from Yoko Ono, praise from Aung San Suu Kyi

TweetAs we’ve blogged about in the past, three members of the Russian punk feminist band Pussy Riot have spent the last six months in prison singing a protest prayer against Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside an Orthodox cathedral. On Friday, Yoko Ono, who has been vocal in her support of the three women, who were [...]
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Pussy Riot sentencing sparks international protest

TweetOn Friday,  Judge Marina Syrova convicted three members of Pussy Riot the women of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,  sentencing them to ”two years deprivation of liberty in a penal colony.” This is one year less than the three-year sentence sought by prosecutors. Syrova said the punk prayer Pussy Riot had performed in a Moscow cathedral [...]
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Why a Russian official called Madonna a moralizing slut

TweetThe eight-day trial against three members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot, charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after they performed a punk prayer in an Orthodox church, asking  the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of President Vladimir Putin, wrapped up Wednesday. The prosecutors have asked for a three-year sentence and the verdict will [...]
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Russia’s Pussy Riot on trial today, face 7 years in jail for performing a punk song

TweetThe trial of members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot began today. In February, the band performed the song ”Mother of God, Cast Putin Out” in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral to protest the Russian Orthodox Church’s support for Putin. Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, were all arrested in March. They have [...]
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