Pussy Riot Members Detained and Released in Sochi Hotel 'Theft' Case

About three hours after Nadezhda Tolokonnikov said she and bandmate Maria Alyokhina were arrested in Sochi, the duo along with three others with whom they were arrested were released from police custody, donning their balaclavas and chanting an anti-Putin song as they walked out of the station. » 2/18/14 10:20am 2/18/14 10:20am

Saudi Women Were Protest-Driving All Over the Place Yesterday

Yesterday, dozens of women in Saudi Arabia defied the pointless, unofficial ban on women driving by — you’ll never guess — driving all over the damn place and posting videos online of their automotive adventures. » 10/27/13 1:15pm 10/27/13 1:15pm

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized After Hunger Strike

Maria Alekhina, member of persecuted Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, was hospitalized Tuesday after the seventh day of a hunger strike spurred by months of predictably vicious treatment by prison officials. » 5/28/13 10:40am 5/28/13 10:40am

Pussy Rioter Opts Out of ‘Absurd’ Parole Hearing, Starts Hunger Strike

Ready for a trip to the frightening Twilight Zone episode that is Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s continued incarceration? After being refused permission to appear at her own parole hearing and subsequently forbidding her lawyers to further represent her during the hearing, Maria Alyokhina, one of the band’s two… » 5/22/13 9:45pm 5/22/13 9:45pm

Bare Breasts Fail to Stir the Pope’s Cold, Lifeless Heart

Women go topless to protest the Vatican's opposition to gay marriage in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Police quickly took the women away, and the Pope appeared not to have been disturbed as he delivered his traditional prayer from his studio window overlooking the piazza. On their bare… » 1/13/13 12:30pm 1/13/13 12:30pm

Sheriff Criticized in Steubenville Rape Investigation Tells Reporters…

In the face of increasing national scrutiny (and the dogged pursuit of Anonymous' internet vigilantes), Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla of Steubenville rape investigation infamy took the stage Saturday and boldly chided booing protesters for jumping to conclusions about the way he handled the investigation. He… » 1/06/13 12:00pm 1/06/13 12:00pm

Miserable Troll Ann Coulter Forced to Cancel Speaking Engagement…

It was, apparently, the "retard" heard round the world. After sending a terribly stupid, ill-advised Tweet congratulating Mitt Romney for going easy on "the retard" (the retard being the President — GOD ANN YOU ARE SO EDGY. ANY N-WORDS UNDER YOUR HAT?), people started to sour even more on Coulter's idiocy vanguard schtick. … » 10/26/12 12:20pm 10/26/12 12:20pm

Pittsburgh-Area High School Students Tweet About How Awful Their…

Students at the Plum Borough School District in the Pittsburgh metro area are pissed that the price of their allegedly shitty school lunches has spiked to $2.50, and are taking full advantage of the Twitter mountaintop to yodel their displeasure in 140 characters or less. One student named Will tweeted Wednesday that… » 8/30/12 11:15pm 8/30/12 11:15pm

Two Members of Pussy Riot Have Slipped Out of Russia to Recruit New…

Two members of Pussy Riot have reportedly fled Russia and are seeking succor amongst feminists abroad, as well as possibly "recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new protest actions." Five women took part in the now-infamous impromptu church concert, but only three of the band's members (who join and perform with Pussy … » 8/26/12 11:45am 8/26/12 11:45am

Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Had a Terrible Friday After Supporting…

Things got pretty Doctor Zhivago for chess champion Garry Kasparov on Friday when he showed up at the Pussy Riot trial to show his support for the beleaguered punk rockers. While waiting for the legal gears to start grinding, Kasparov, who recently spoke with the Daily Beast's Eli Lake about his shitty Friday… » 8/18/12 1:00pm 8/18/12 1:00pm

Protest Erupts After New Hampshire Pub Tells Breastfeeding Woman to…

Since New Hampshire protects public breastfeeding, it probably came as something of a shock to Hillsborough resident Jane Healy when the wait staff at Tooky Mills Pub (yet more proof that New Hampshire is the land of hobbits at heart) told her to cover up the exposed breast she was using to placate her hungry… » 8/09/12 10:50am 8/09/12 10:50am

Russian Artist Sews His Mouth Shut to Support Pussy Riot

YOU'RE WELCOME. Okay, this actually happened a few weeks ago, but I was just thinking that maybe you haven't climbed up inside your own vagina to sob yet today. So here you go! Russian artist Petr Pavlensky has apparently sewn his own mouth closed—like, using a needle, and a mouth—in solidarity with jailed Putin… » 8/07/12 7:20pm 8/07/12 7:20pm

Bigot's Protest Burning of 'Gay Cereal' Fails Really Hard

This misguided and, let's be honest, hapless gentleman thinks that a good way to protest General Mills' support of same-sex marriage is to burn a perfectly good box of Honey Nut Cheerios. It's quite possible that the box is empty, since there isn't a person, bigoted or otherwise, who would just torch Honey Nut… » 8/06/12 11:15pm 8/06/12 11:15pm

Pussy Riot Goes on Trial Monday as the World Watches Uneasily

The three women who staged an extremely punk-rock protest concert against Vladimir Putin on the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral will go on trial this Monday as the rest of the world watches, not particularly convinced that the members of Pussy Riot are going to get a fair shake in Russian courts. Maria… » 7/29/12 8:45pm 7/29/12 8:45pm

One Million Moms Really Doesn’t Want Anyone to Watch Ryan Murphy’s New …

After being vanquished by the mighty and hilarious Ellen DeGeneres, One Million Moms — the organization that sought a boycott of JCPenney because the retailer made DeGeneres its official spokeswoman — has licked its wounds and returned to the pop culture fray, determine once again to boycott something, anything,… » 7/22/12 10:15pm 7/22/12 10:15pm

Go Ahead and Show Your Tits to the TSA, It's Legal

An Oregon man who stripped naked in protest of what he considered invasive search procedures is not guilty of criminal dick wagging, ruled a judge. He was protesting, and protesting is a protected first amendment right. Do you realize what this means? We can ALL take our pants off wherever we want as long as we say… » 7/19/12 2:30pm 7/19/12 2:30pm