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Russia’s Sending Three Women to Jail for Twerking in Front of a WWII Memorial

Hey, Russia, look, we gotta talk. You can’t just run around arresting everyone who twerks in front of WWII memorials. I mean, yeah, you can and you did, but you need to knock this shit off. Seriously. This is why no one likes you.

In a move that should surprise no one, the Russian authorities have arrested one 19-year-old woman and two women in their 20’s for twerking in front of a WWII memorial.

The sentencing in the Novorossiysk district court of a 19-year-old woman to 15 days in jail and two women in their 20s to 10 days comes after prosecutors launched a probe into a video showing a group of women twerking next to the memorial on the Black Sea. Twerking is a sexually provocative dance involving thrusting of the hips.

Prosecutors said in a statement Saturday that five women were found guilty of “hooliganism” and two of them were spared jail because of poor health. Hooliganism is the charge that sent two members of punk band Pussy Riot to prison for two years for an impromptu protest at Moscow’s main cathedral in 2012.

This is why you can’t have nice things, Russia… because of shit like this. Personally, I don’t want to live in a world where women can’t twerk in front of whatever the hell they please.

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