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Pussy Riot hit back at Trump with an ode to the vagina-NewsCO

January 29, 2017

It’s fair to say that punk rock group Pussy Riot weren’t impressed Donald Trump’s boast that he when he meets beautiful women he “grabs them by the pussy”.

The Russian feminist outfit’s new song “Straight Outta Vagina” celebrates female sexuality in a musical riposte to the US presidential nominee.

“The owner of vaginas is not some narcissistic stupid orange ape who’d claim that he could easily grab women by their pussies,” Pussy Riot said as they released the song with an accompanying video.

“The owner of vagina is a woman. Who wears her vag as a badge of honour.”

The song includes lyrics such as: “Don’t play stupid, don’t play dumb, vagina’s where you’re really from” and “vagina gonna win the race”. 

The song, which was recorded in February, and was inspired by the spread of “patriarchal and misogynist ideas”,  Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova said.

“The song could be considered an answer to Trump,” she told The Guardian.

“But I believe the idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man … Vagina is bigger than Trump.”

Pussy Riot are expected to release two more videos commenting on US and Russian politics.

“Politicians are praising ‘strong leadership’. Trump openly supports the authoritarian methods of Vladimir Putin. And it’s scary. It’s not the world in which I want to live.”

The Moscow-based group formed in 2011, and made headlines the following year when three of the founding members, Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich, were arrested and charged with “hooliganism” for filming an anti-Putin “punk prayer” video within a cathedral.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina both served 14 months in a Russian jail, before being pardoned as part of a general amnesty for the mothers of young children in the Russian prison system, while Samutsevich was freed early on probation and her sentence suspended.

The documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer is available On Demand now on SBS.

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