We interview Russian artist Petr Pavlensky, who sewed his mouth shut in protest against the Pussy Riot arrests. Photograph courtesy of Petr Pavlensky. Last week, a Moscow judge ordered that the three members of feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, arrested for performing an anti-Putin "punk prayer" in the city's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, should remain incarcerated until January Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina have already been in prison for almost five months since their arrest in March on charges of hooliganism.
Welcome to my blog. I write reviews of indie comics and graphic novels. First impressions: the bright pink assaults. The colour choice makes sense though: like it or not, pink is associated with girls and young women, with femininity, and, in such a bright tone, with a punk aesthetic.
She was so worried she made her Mum take her to a doctor to explore the option of surgery. Kathy, now 18, is part of a new pilot study aimed at understanding why a growing number of Australian girls, as young as 11, are seeking cosmetic surgery on their otherwise normal genitals. While the research study is still in its early stages, with eleven interviews so far, Ms Barnard says those she has spoken to had little sense at the time of what a normal vulva looked like. And that uncertainty can sometimes begin with their mothers.
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