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How Russia’s Feminist Poets Are Changing What it Means to Protest


When Russian poet Galina Rymbu saw images from online flash mobs protesting the arrest of LGBT feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova in June, she knew she had to add her voice in support. Tsvetkova is based in the Khabarovsk region in the far-east of Russia and has been fined multiple times under Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. The 27-year-old is currently facing charges for “spreading pornography” and up to six years in prison for her work—which includes running a feminist blog featuring illustrations of vaginas, aimed at reducing stigma around the female body and menstruation. Inspired by her case, Rymbu wrote a …read more

Source:: Time

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