#Wrinkledwomen: Russian Women Protest Sexist Comment
Pavel Astakhov’s comment concerning the arranged marriage of 17-year-old Luisa Goilabiyeva to Chechen police chief, Hazhud Guchigova, shocked young Russian women. During a radio interview, Astakhov said that he does not see anything strange in marriages between adults and teenagers, claiming, “Emancipation and sexual maturity come earlier in the Caucasus, let’s not be hypocritical. There are places where women are already shriveled by the age of 27, and look about 50 to us.” Russian women began posting selfies with wizened faces on Instagram using the hashtags #сморщеннаяженщина (Russian for “wrinkledwomen”) and #астаховавотставку (“Astakhov, resign”) in a backlash against the official’s comments.
Эк меня в Нью-Йорке сморщило-то! #астаховавотставку #сморщеннаяженщина // Russia's Children's right commissioner Pavel Astakhov has recently defended a Chechen head of police who married (presumably by force) a 17 year old girl by saying: "Nobody knows anymore, in some places 27 year olds are all wrinkled up". Well, I'm 28 and happy to follow @discosalmon 's lead in mocking this vile absurdity.
Young girls should not be forced to become wives! Actually nobody should be forced into marriage #приветастахову #wrinkledwomen #tooyoungtowed #idont http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3086888/WrinkledWomen-Outraged-Chechen-females-use-Instagram-attack-official-defended-forced-marriage-girl-17-47-year-old-police-chief-claiming-women-country-shrivelled-age-27.html
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