Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby JustAName » 17 Aug 2012, 18:22

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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby Alja-Markir » 17 Aug 2012, 18:32

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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby empath » 18 Aug 2012, 03:23

Rikadyn wrote:" The court does find a religious hatred motive in the actions of the defendants by way of them being feminists who consider men and women to be equal."


At first I just 'meh'ed at the railroading sexism and antithesis of liberty and freedom and justice...

...then I realized the above statement was from the presiding judge, Marina Syrova; if a trio of women playing anarcho-punk music in a cathedral in protest of their head of state is 'equality-based feminism' and religious hatred, then WHY IS A WOMAN HOLDING THE OFFICE OF JUDGE not similarly seen as 'religious hatred'?

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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby Wraith » 18 Aug 2012, 03:37

empath wrote:...WHY IS A WOMAN HOLDING THE OFFICE OF JUDGE similarly seen as 'religious hatred'?...


Where does it say it is?
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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby CSt » 18 Aug 2012, 07:21

I am pretty sure there is a "not" missing in that sentence, otherwise we are in deep trouble there.
I read the context to that quote in the Guardian and it is an impressive feat of twisted logic. The idea that something is accepted by society which at the same time is offensive to a certain religion is nothing new. The only new thing here is the level it is taken to.
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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby Fezzul » 18 Aug 2012, 10:53

Having read the closing statements of the band members this morning, I have a tremendous amount of sympathy for these women, and it serves as another opportunity for me to rethink my life.
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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby empath » 18 Aug 2012, 12:39

CSt wrote:I am pretty sure there is a "not" missing in that sentence, otherwise we are in deep trouble there.


Yeah, I was a) suffering from a head cold (still am), b) starting to become late for work, and c) apoplectic with indignation over the hypocrisy (I didn't think anything of the 'you're guilty because you're a feminist' quote here at the time because I didn't know the gender of the judge; when I saw HER name and some personal pronouns referring to HER in another article about the sham, I...well, I got a little worked up. ;)
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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby Wraith » 18 Aug 2012, 13:05

k, that makes quite a good deal more sense.
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Re: Pussy Riot verdict caps Putin's hundred days

Postby Metcarfre » 19 Aug 2012, 18:08

Just wanted to apologize for insulting Wraith. It was uncalled for.
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