ST. PETERSBURG — The women riffed because of the market about menopause, feminine genitalia being single in contemporary Russia.
There clearly was a good gag about husband killing. The group — mostly women — instantly got the joke.
It is Russian stand-up comedy, the Me Too version.
Gradually to start with — however now in increasing numbers — Russian female comics are using to the stage to challenge the status quo. Embedded when you look at the humor may also be severe reckonings to their countrymen’s hold on energy, in both the Kremlin and over their lives that are personal.
In several ways, Russia continues to be one step aside from feminism because it’s defined in components of the western and somewhere else. (more…)