“PUSSY RIOT” SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CAUSING A RIOT?

Three members of the all women Russian Punk group, “Pussy Riot”  were sentenced to two years in prison for causing an alleged riot in Moscow’s Russian Orthodox Christ the Savior Cathedral. They danced around and shouted some lines from one of their songs. It was a form of protest against the non-separation of church and state in Russia, and it lasted for less than a minute. The band members were charged with “Hooliganism,” and the sentence was an example of Misoginism. In the United States this would be an example of protected free speech. In fact, when Josie and the Pussy Cats protested a Synagogue’s refusal to allow women to read the Torah none of the members were arrested. The protest caused the synagogue to change their policy, and hire Josie and the Pussy Cats to play at the Rabbi’s son’s Bar Mitzvah. It also hired Josie to be their Cantor. When “Pussy Riot” gets out of jail they will open for “Penis Power,” an all male American Punk Rock band.

Pussy Riot and Russia’s surreal ‘justice’

By Rachel Denber, Special to CNN
updated 4:07 PM EDT, Fri August 17, 2012
Members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot' sit in a glass-walled cage after being sentenced in Moscow on Friday.
Members of the all-girl punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ sit in a glass-walled cage after being sentenced in Moscow on Friday.

 

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