Monday, September 23, 2013

Media Moment: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot Begins Her Hunger Strike

Beginning today, September 13th 2013, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the Russian feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot begins her hunger strike. Through reading the article I'll link at the end of this post, one can see issues behind the patriarchal, sexist and down right human right abusing captivity happening within the Mordovia camp within Russia. Tolokonnikova goes into detail about her forced slave-like labor at a sewing machine (a traditional feminine task), forbidden general hygiene upkeep and limited eating and sleeping availability. Tolokonnikova has decided to starve herself for change. I hope we can all agree that change is certainly needed.

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