the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair

“…when female nudity is placed outside a sexual context, both men and women recoil from it.” A big thank you to Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and assorted other dignitaries, who this morning took it upon themselves to prove my theory about the efficacy of FEMEN’s topless activism, whilst attending a Hannover trade fair. The amount …

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Image: AP Photo/Maxim Shemetov. Careful Vladimir. Pussy Riot are finding support in all kinds of unexpected places. This woman may present herself as an obedient young Olympian, but how do you know she’s not hiding a balaclava under her bouquet, ready to yank out before she bursts into song? Precedent says you’d have to arrest her. …

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