Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova Gives Us A How To On Dealing With Putin And Trump

Considering Putin was so scared of her they put her in prison, she probably knows what she's talking about

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Nadya Tolokonnikova is the Pussy Riot-ing radical that has been as much a pain in Putin's ass as possible.

Well-versed in fighting talk, Nadya was put in prison for two years, alongside her bandmate Maria Alyokhina, for 'hooliganism motivated by religious hatred' when they performed in a church.

As well as constantly protesting and giving talks, Nadya is still making music. Her most recent song being 'Make America Great Again'.

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Which, by the way, we kind of love. The sexy Trump dancing and the whispered refrain, make America great again are really something else.

The riotous rockstar spoke to Foreign Policy on both Trump and Putin, their 'craven need for power', 'fragile temperaments', 'inflated egos', and their 'anti-feminist sentiments'.

She suggests they are under-developed with 'psychological deficiencies; and 'cave-man psychology'.

Though they manifest their tantrums in different ways, Trump with his Tweeting and Putin by throwing 'his enemies in jail', which they do every time they 'feel rejected or scared'.

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Nadya discusses how not only their policies sexist, but they are personally demeaning to women too, charting a greater problem of misogny in both presidencies.

She told the magazine that Trump, 'is not a great revolutionary or an arbiter of a movement' and instead a 'stupid ape'. Though both Presidents use fear and anger to garner their own power.

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It isn't all doom and gloom, however, Nadya has some solid advice, rooted in her own struggle,

We shouldn't panic or be afraid, but instead commit to solving these injustices. That is power...But don't expect change to come right away. And we just have to prepare to fight for it much longer than we probably thought...Men like Putin and Trump think they can smash people. Putin thought that he could break us. But even in jail we still had our minds, our souls, and our happiness. In the end, we never gave up...We must not give them our fear.

Inspiring words for a kick-ass woman. Let's get our riot on.

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