An Outward Gaze Unbroken

PORTRAIT OF A PATRIARCH

GAZING PATRIARCH

According to the news agency Interfax, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has set his eminently patriarchal gaze upon feminism as comprising a threat dangerous enough to destroy the motherland:

The Patriarch is a close ally of the motherland’s Big Daddy Putin, a mingling of patriarchal and oligarchical juices brilliantly exposed last year by the performance ensemble Pussy Riot. Incarcerated as a result of the convergence of power and religion around the issue of misbehaving (misbegazing?) young women, Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova recently gave her first interview since her show trial of last year.

Regarding her forthcoming parole hearing, Tolokonnikova said:

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And regarding her life (and gaze) after prison?

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OUTWARD LOOKING GAZES

A RUSSIAN RIOT OF OUTWARD LOOKING GAZES


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