In conservative Russia, women also star in the World Cup

In conservative Russia, women also star in the World Cup

No other World Cup has recorded as many debates about machismo in football as this edition, held in a country where it is allowed to beat women

Feminist group member Pussy Riot greets Mbappé in the World Cup finalDarren Staples / Reuters / 15.7.2018The final was a men's soccer World Cup, but for a few minutes three women took the field.The protest of Pussy Riot group members at Luzniki Stadium took security teams by surprise.But no one can say surprised that women steal the scene also the decision of this world championship.In no other edition of the World Cup, sexism and sexism in football have taken so much space in sports headlines.Something that becomes even more spectacular when you consider that Russia is a country where men can legally beat their girlfriend or wife once a year without being charged with any crime.The same law, sanctioned in 2017 by Vladimir Putin, also decriminalized physical aggression against women who do not cause serious injuries.Bruises and superficial cuts, for example, are not considered violence against women.In this scenario, cases of abuse and harassment, so “naturalized” by ...


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