Friday, August 17, 2012

Pussy Riot Goes to the Pokey

Note the following:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pussy-riot-members-jailed-for-two-years-8054054.html

Now, as a person not friendly to feminism, I would beg to remind you that this band, Pussy Riot, identifies as "feminist". And  for that reason alone, I haven't got much sympathy for them in the jam they've gotten into. Mind you, if they had been "just folks", and not expressly tagged as "feminist", it would put the case in a rather different light. But the fact that they are "feminist" cancels out, so far as I'm concerned, any other political significance or moral credit which their actions might carry. To me, it seems like just another case of feminism horning in and co-branding itself with causes and issues other than its own, in order to shield itself behind the banner of those causes, issues, etc.

Therefore, when I read this story I can only shrug my shoulders indifferently and say "whatever."

1 Comments:

Anonymous Joe Blough said...

Had Pussy Riot did their hooliganism in a mosque, jail would have been the least of their worries.

2:19 PM  

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