Russia

Classic Episode: The Secret History of International Women's Day

International Women's Day, celebrated every March 8, is a holiday inspired by factory women going on strike for better wages and working conditions. Cristen and Caroline explore why the (sometimes fake) history of the commemorative day is central to working-class issues within feminism then and now.

Who is Pussy Riot?

Why is everyone talking about this Russian feminist punk band? Does symbolic solidarity with Pussy Riot make any difference? Does Pussy Riot enjoy more support from the West than its native Russia? Listen in to learn more.