Pussy Riot’s Revolutionary Reading

Purchase the original drawing or buy a print of this cartoon.I hope you saw my earlier Tribute to Pussy Riot. I admire those women so much!I was pleased when I read in The New Yorker that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the three members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot serving time in prison for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", spends her time in a small four woman cell reading. She tries to write, but her notes are confiscated. She knows she is being spied on, … [Read more...]

How to Control People

The French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984) argued that there are three ways to control people:hierarchical observation normalization the examinationThat is, there are those in power who observe people. Foucault believed that simple observation was enough to control people. Take the security camera: just its presence alone is intended to maintain control.Normalization is simply having a standard of behavior and expectations. This is expressed and disseminated explicitly or … [Read more...]