From Russia With Hate

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova may have been freed from jail late last year, but they are far from winning their battle against Russian injustice. After spending two years incarcerated for a “punk prayer” performance criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin, the grrrls are right back to protesting with their new song, “Putin […]

Feminist Heroes of 2013

It’s hard to not get discouraged at a time when women are still fighting for the right to control their bodies, same-sex relations are criminalized in 76 countries, rape culture and victim-blaming run rampant and women are still trafficked for sex and slave labor around the globe. However, it’s important to take a moment to […]

Freedom for Pussy Riot!

UPDATE: A prisoner amnesty bill passed in the lower house of the Russian Parliament yesterday, and today Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the two jailed members of Pussy Riot would be among those freed soon (no exact date was given). Of course it’s not like he realized what horrifically punitive treatment they have received […]

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

The documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, currently being shown on HBO GO, provides a fascinating look behind the scenes at the feminist musical protestors who made international headlines last year. It tells the story of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nadia), Maria Alyokhina (Masha) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (Katia), the three young members of the Russian punk rock […]

How to Have a Feminist Halloween

A report from England … Walking around one of Manchester’s most prominent fancy dress shops recently I was horrified at the outfits it had to offer. It’s not that the stock was scarce or anything, its just that with all the lycra nurse outfits that look as though they would only just fit a child, […]

Pussy Riot Sent to Gulag

Really? Doing a performance art protest in a church earned them two years in prison? In Siberia? It was reported today that the two remaining imprisoned members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will serve their terms not in Moscow–where they would be near their young children–but in remote women’s prison camps all too […]