Pussy Riot Chapter Summary

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The book written by Masha Gessen is one that seems to fit into the continuing timeline of revolt against the government due to undesirable circumstances. It is quite evident as the book goes on that the members of Pussy Riot were not fond of Putin or the patriarchal system. There is an incredible amount of detail following these women and their lives before and after the arrest, even individually analyzing the three women that were arrested. The background stories of the women’s parents were intriguing because they had been raised by grandparents and it seemed that this was how they were also raising their own children. The incident in the Cathedral of Christ, however, was the performance that garnered national attention and widespread support.…show more content…
I can recall being in my high school history class and hearing the teacher discuss this and watching a video describing what had happened to these women along with what they had done. It was for a lack of better terms incredible and revolutionary to a group of high school students who had never seen such demonstrations before from another country. There were a lot of us who were upset that they had been arrested because they were using what we sometimes take for granted, freedom of speech. Even now following the Presidential election we just had there was a Pussy Riot video beforehand speaking out against Trump possibly winning. They are using the media to their advantage because in 2016 there is a small percentage of the world that does not have access to a computer, phone or the internet and their work can be spread rapidly. In addition to this, their appearance and antics have captured the attention of the media who wanted to interview them which would also spread their messages through publication and that is another way that news can spread expeditiously. The women of Pussy Riot are a peculiar bunch to say the very least but their methods are ones that have prevailed despite the arrests of members and the hardships that they

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