Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lucy Steigerwald on Putin vs. Punk

Lucy Steigerwald on Putin vs. Punk:
On February 21, four masked
Russian women walked into Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Church and sang-shouted a song called “Punk Prayer.” The lyrics
include “Saint Maria, drive Putin away!” and “Holy shit, Lord’s
shit.” The performance by the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot
lasted under a minute, wites Lucy Steigerwald, but a few weeks
later Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda
Tolokonnikova were charged with “hooliganism motivated by religious
hatred.”
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