Monday, 18 February 2013

Free Pussy Riot! Especially the pretty one!

I should probably like to add that I am saying this as a supporter of anarcha-feminism and not some depraved wolf-whistling pig.

There's a view among the Left that the Pussy Riot campaign is not worth supporting, that the women of Pussy Riot would be better off being re-educated in a Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist correction centre. Partly for some faux-naïve reason they choose to see Vladimir Putain as some kind of socialist rather than a god-bothering mafiosi. On this front I am confident that one day soon the once-mighty parliamentary-road-to-socialism and newsagent-focused Communist Party of Britain will begin to update their anachronistic view of the former Soviet Union.

Partly the opposition is also to do with the fact that filth like Paul McCartney and Madonna have been vocal in their support for Pussy Riot and yet strangely silent about many other human rights abuses much closer to home. And partly there's an air of sniffiness about the fact that this involves hipsters and young women. That's the part I want to tap into today. If we can get enough support (from conventional anti-imperialist sources but also from that loud-mouthed wanker Bono and all they other shitbags) for the pretty one, the fit one, the cute one, and it follows that she gets out then we can use this as leverage to persuade the Russian state to consider releasing the less attractive members of Pussy Riot by clearly demonstrating that the same rules should apply. A kind of two-stage theory if you like.

Free Pussy Riot! Especially the pretty one!


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