Posts tagged "pussy riot"

Pussy Riot Hopes To Inspire “Individual Bravery”

"Our real goal is individual bravery, when each person decides, 'I'll go out onto the square—I can do it, even if it's cold, even if they'll arrest me.' That's how change begins." Maria “Masha” Alekhina of Pussy Riot spoke to Glamour alongside her bandmate Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova and shared the duo's goals for a better Russia and a better…

By: Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Pussy Riot To Sue The Russian Government

The two members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, who were imprisoned for speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights. [Guardian UK] An abortion clinic in Kansas has closed, leaving behind only three in the state. [RH Reality Check] Here's a deep dive on the gender…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

Pussy Riot Tweets Paddy Wagon Selfies After Sochi Olympics Arrest

The two members of Pussy Riot arrested outside the Sochi Olympics tweeted selfies from inside a police wagon today. Authorities still haven't explained why members of the group, who were planning to perform a new protest song, have been detained. [Daily Dot, Queerty, New York Times] How evangelical university Patrick Henry College (also called "God's Harvard)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 2014

Pussy Riot Members Detained Outside Of The Olympics

Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot say they were detained outside of the Sochi Olympics and accused of vague crimes. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina had been in prison for "hooliganism," but were granted amnesty right before the Olympics began. [New York Times] Kanye West has no hard feelings at Drake…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 2014

Pussy Riot Members Claim They Weren’t Kicked Out After All

Nadezhada Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina say Pussy Riot have been falsely represented online and and they're still very much part of the Russian punk rock feminist collective. So, they weren't kicked out of Pussy Riot after all?! I'm so confused. [Guardian UK] On the sexualization of young Shirley Temple, who died yesterday at age 85. [Flavorwire] Roby…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2014

Pussy Riot Members Kicked Out Of Band

Pussy Riot members back in Russia have kicked Nadezhada Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina out of the feminist punk collective for participating in an Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn last night. A message on Pussy Riot's website said "We never accept money for our performances" and that selling tickets for a show is "highly contradictory to the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2014

We See Chick Flicks: HBO’s “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer is available on HBO Go and select HBO viewings. HBO Go and HBO are currently airing a film I'd eagerly been anticipating all year: the Pussy Riot documentary. "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer"  follows the arrest, trial and incarceration of three members of the Russian feminist punk band who made…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2014

Pussy Riot Win At Life On “The Colbert Report”

Pussy Riot on "The Colbert Report"! Pussy Riot on "The Colbert Report"! Pussy Riot on "The Colbert Report"! You can watch the second part of Colbert's interview at the link! [Comedy Central] A breastfeeding mother got kicked out of an Alabama courtroom, despite a state law that says a mother may nurse a baby i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2014

Pussy Riot Is Headed To Brooklyn!

Just two months after being released from a Russian penal colony, members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot are coming to America. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear at an Amnesty International event called Bringing Human Rights Home, taking place in Brooklyn on February 5th. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

Pussy Riot Member Reveals Forced Daily Gynecological Exams While Imprisoned

Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, told the UK's Guardian newspaper that her imprisonment included nearly three weeks of forced daily gynecological exams. Alyokhina spent almost two years in prison for a performance that was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. She and another member of Pussy Riot were released last week. [Talking

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2013

Two Members Of Pussy Riot Released From Prison

Two imprisoned members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were released this morning from work camps. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were granted amnesty last week after serving time on a two-year prison sentence for "hooliganism." …

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2013

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Is Missing

Relatives of one of the jailed members of Pussy Riot say Nadya Tolokonnikova has been taken from prison and is currently missing. They don't know her whereabouts and haven't had contact with her for 10 days. The Russian feminist punk rocker recently staged a hunger strike to protest inhumane prison conditions at the work cam…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2013

Russian Feminist Punk Band Pussy Riot Release A New Song

The Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot released a new song and video yesterday, called "Like In A Red Prison." Currently, two members of the collective are serving prison time regarding an incident last year, when they spoke out publicly against Russian President Vladmir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. [New York Times] Netflix's new serie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2013

Kim Gordon Thinks Women Make Good Revolutionaries

“Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries, because they’ve always been second-class citizens, kinda having had to claw their way up. I mean, who made up all the rules in the culture? Men—white male corporate society. So why wouldn’t a woman want to rebel against that?” --Former Sonic Youth member and sometimes-fashion designer Kim Gordon, o…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 23, 2013

Member Of Pussy Riot Hospitalized From Prison Overwork

One of the members of Pussy Riot, the Russian  feminist punk collective that was imprisoned for "hooliganism" after publicly speaking out against President Vladmir Putin, has been hospitalized. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been suffering from headaches and now says she has been overworked at the prison colony where she was sentenced to two years of hard…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2013

IKEA Pulls Pussy Riot Photo From Web Site

IKEA has pulled a photo depicting four people dressed like Pussy Riot, sitting on their couches wearing brightly-colored face covering balaclava masks.  The image — which appears to be a reference to the three punk rockers who were jailed this summer for speaking out publicly against the government -- was uploaded onto IKEA's Russian website…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2012

German Court Rules Insurance Must Cover M-To-F Transexuals Breast Implants

A German court has ruled that male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to have their breast implants covered by health insurance if their hormone therapy does not give them an A-cup. The Federal Social Court in Kassel was ruling in a case of a 62-year-old trans woman whose insurance covered a sex change and hormone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2012

Pussy Riot Book To Raise Money For Feminist Punk Band’s Legal Defense

A who's-who list of indie musicians and artists are contributing to a new e-book of essays published to help raise money for the Pussy Riot legal defense team. Three members of the Russian feminist punk band were sentenced to two years in prison for "hooliganism" last month after they staged a protest inside a church

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2012

Pussy Riot: Two Members Of Feminist Punk Band Flee Russia, Fearing Arrest

Following the conviction of three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, two additional members have fled the country, fearing arrest for their participation in the band's punk prayer performance at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Church. Last week, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (above), Mariya Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to two years in prison for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2012

The Man Married To Pussy Riot

"Media attention has blown the girls up to the size of Russia's government," said Pyotr Verzilov, husband of 22-year-old Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, in a Skype chat two weeks ago. This was before a Russian judge sentenced Nadya and bandmates Katya Samutsevich, age 29, and Maria Alyokhina, age 24, to two years in prison. Before Yoko Ono called…

By: NYMag.com / August 20, 2012
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