Friday, August 17, 2012

Free Pussy Riot!

Maria Alyokhina – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – Yekaterina Samutsevich

I wish I could say that Putin is the sole person to blame for this atrocity but sadly enough he has an abundance of people supporting him.

I am reading the testimonies against them [Pussy Riot] as I'm writing this and am appalled. It makes my blood boil how they are so desperate to pin anything on them that they would resort to calling harmless purely politically motivated feminist activism "Religious Hatred Motivated Hooliganism". Listen to this, "Not wearing scarfs and long skirts, taking pictures, disrupting the normal functions of the church, the dresses rode up when they bowed (they were wearing stockings you Neanderthal)". I have yet to read a single compelling reason as to why these girls have to spend time in jail.

Granted from a musical perspective Pussy Riot isn't exactly what I wake up to every morning but the whole point is to attract as much attention as you could and fact of the matter is they were far from disrespectful. What matters is they were doing what the majority of Russians were supposed to do. You are one of two people, you are either the person who points out the flaws in the system, or you are part of the flawed system. We are no longer living in the dark ages. Fundamentalists are exactly the same regardless of the ideology. These girls might go to jail for up to 7 years for standing up for what they believe is right and mind you, not having harmed a single person.

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