Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights Author Naomi Wolf says recent controversies reveal biased views toward women's bodies The Pussy Riot trial and Arab Spring protests showed women stripped of autonomy Women's bodies are battlegrounds used to wage culture wars, Wolf says It's scandalous when women take ownership of their own bodies, Wolf contends. It seems as if we are in a time of unprecedented struggle over the meaning of women's bodies and sexuality. Controversy is swirling about an American University professor who breast-fed a baby in class ; topless photos of Kate Middleton have been released ; and a Time magazine cover showing a mother breast-feeding her toddler sparked even more tittering in May. It is not just the breast that is contested: Pussy Riot, the punk band, was sentenced to two years in a Russian prison after a staged performance in which they did high kicks that showed too much of their bodies. They tried, from prison, to explain "what pussy meant" and "what riot meant. Michigan representative Lisa Brown got into hot water -- and fought back -- for using the words 'my vagina' in the Michigan statehouse. Michigan women supported her by standing in front of the statehouse with a giant "V" symbol and spelling out the words 'VAGINA' in pink letters. Young women in Tahrir Square protesting in the Arab Spring were punished by imprisonment -- and vaginal exams by armed strangers for "virginity tests.
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41 Photos That Would Get Our Parents Arrested If They Were Taken Today
I wanted to contrast how different parenting is today from how parenting was back in the 70s and 80s. All our parents should be in jail. Seriously— How the hell are we all alive and well today??? Luck, I think. Pure luck. That, and probably our parents did a few things right. You can read the full rules here. Below are 17 products from Munchkin that make parenting easier, safer, cleaner and less likely to land you in jail. Want Mommy Shorts delivered daily or weekly to your inbox?
Comrade Major, your torture is skillful I continue to insult your feelings with a shocker in the temple in my head empty tasty my life crunches sad I myself I myself eat I am afraid I am afraid I am afraid of the walls 1- I am yours I am yours I am your shadow no me no me no problem tasty my life crunches sad tasty my life crunches sad tasty my crunches sad tasty life my crunches sad organs outside and organs inside I spit out the organs for one, two or three, Comrade Major, tomorrow your arrest in the back will shoot you your friend cop be evil this quest be scrap is a cross comrade major how do you like your arrest? A little over two weeks ago, Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot was arrested for crashing the field at the World Cup final wearing police uniforms. They were protesting illegal arrests.