June 23, 2021
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from Church of the Sacred Pussy via https://laicismo.org/la-mu etc. June 11, 2021 translations TheFreeOnline

The woman sentenced to 3000 euro fine for organizing Holy Rebel Pussy Procession in 2013 regrets said if she had painted swastikas she`d have avoided the conviction. (referring to a series of Nazi parades allowed recently in Madrid).

The Hearing in Malaga has confirmed the conviction of the organizer of the pussy procession for crimes against religious feelings. The judge dismissed the womens right to protest saying ”women’s situation is perfect and there is nothing to criticize or claim ”.

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The defense has indicated that it is suspicious that, in this case, freedom of expression is below the offense of religious feelings and that in cases of apology for fascism, freedom of expression is above respect for human rights.

"In the end it seems that the only freedom of expression that we are going to have is the freedom to express religious and fascist feelings," declared the defense.

The defendant, at the end of the trial, announced that they will appeal the sentence so that freedom of expression prevails and that the Church of The Sacred Rebel Pussy (Santo Chumino Rebelde) will continue to be active and hold processions, regardless of whoever it may be.

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Three women, Rocío Ballesta, Antonia Ávalos and a third woman who has chosen anonymity, were dragged through five years of criminal proceedings following a peaceful march in 2014, on charges of “crimes against religious sentiment”, before the case was finally thrown out in October 2019.

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The persecution of Pussy Pride parades is opposed by anarchist trade unions

The case dated back to 2014 when the accused carried a large latex model of a human vulva during a general worker’s union march. The model, named the coño insumiso (rebellious pussy) was a parody of the effigies of saints and the Virgin Mary, which are still carried on religious parades in Spain. The three women said they were marching on behalf of the “Guild of the Sacred Rebellious Pussy and the Sacred Burial of Social and Workers’ Rights”. The reason for the “rebellious pussy” protest was “to draw attention to their belief that the church’s teaching denied women fundamental rights at a time when the government was planning to introduce a restrictive abortion law.”

The 'Armed Cell of Hysterical Prostitutes' spoof warning montage during pro choice campaign in Sevilla.

The case was first dropped in 2016 because the court found that the defendants were entitled to the freedom of expression represented by “publicly proclaiming that you don’t follow a religious faith”.

However, the Association of Christian Lawyers (who have brought a whole series of rightwing prosecutions) then brought a civil action for “crimes against religious sentiment” and “mocking Catholic symbols and dogma”.

During the second trial, defendant Ávalos said, “We feel that we are being persecuted and criminalised for defending women’s sexual and reproductive rights”.

Campaigners condemned the new trial as an attack on free expression. Finally dismissing the case on 11 October 2019, the judge said the point of the parade had not been to offend religious sensibilities but to “defend social, workers’ and feminist rights.”

This left the door open to other cases where “offending religious sensibilities” is considered part of the intention.

In July 2017, the Spanish actor Willy Toledo wrote a Facebook post to express his indignation after the three women were charged for parading the large model of vagina through the streets of Seville-

The Facebook post read:“I shit on God (a Spanish expression) and have enough shit left over to shit on the dogma of the saintliness and virginity of the Virgin Mary. This country is unbearably shameful. I’m disgusted. Go fuck yourselves. Long live the Insubordinate Pussy.”

The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers also filed a case against Toledo In September 2018, the Court of Madrid issued an arrest warrant against Toledo after he twice failed to appear and testify in court. But finally in February 2020, Toledo was acquitted of charges of obstruction of justice and hurting religious sentiments.

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  ‘..We dressed up and paraded, accompanied by a Rebellious Pussy through the streets of Seville as a metaphor of what we DON’T want to be: submissive trapped women-.

Next thing  the feminists were charged with a crime of incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence for reasons related to religion, for parading their giant pussy with the CGT anarchist union on the workers demo.  (report here English/Spanish) .

 In Spain the custom is to carry effegies of the Blessed Virgin, especially in Andalusia,  solemnly round the barrios demonstrating Catholic power.

Carrying a gigantic pussy instead is seen as sacrilege by the far right Association of Christian Lawyers who demanded up to 4 years prison plus fines for presenting the Holy Mother of God as a giant vagina, and taking it in procession through the streets, and have taken a whole series of well financed cases against collectives promoting sexual freedom, workers rights, Basque autonomy, etc..

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Rebel Pussy Parade…  ! Coño insumiso de Sevilla. Foto de Aurora León

The CGT anarchist union supported the rebel pussy with legal help and their own pussy parade, and various feminist movements have followed suit. The far right religious group was attempting to tie CGT organisers to a “Feminist Aquelarre” (witches coven) gathering which took place at the same time as a CGT Labour Day gathering on May 1st 2014.

The 'Armed Cell of Hysterical Prostitutes' spoof warning montage during pro choice campaign in Sevilla.

The ‘Armed Cell of Hysterical Prostitutes (CAPH)’ spoof warning montage during pro choice campaign in Sevilla.

The syndicalists successfully argued however that it had only convened the union gathering, and the Feminist Aquelarre was separately organised, merely coinciding on the same avenue of the Andalusian capital.Against Their Repression
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The Feminist Aquelarre gathering included an iconoclastic “procession of the holy pussy” similar to this example from April of the same year:

The Christian Advocates’ Association filed a lawsuit against the CGT and a number of women involved in the procession, claiming that both the trade union group and the women’s group had ridiculed religious feelings with a direct attack on the beliefs of the Catholic community.

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“We are strongly defending freedom of expression, human rights and do not accept being accused or criminalized because we want to claim our rights as citizens,” says one of the defendants, a young mother.

The Seville Provincial Court however has now shut down the case, explaining in its report that there are no indications of participation in acts of ridicule or offence against the Catholic religion by CGT organisers Miguel Ángel González Sevillano and Félix Juan Cervera Grajera.

The CGT had intervened to support the feminists and continued to demand that the case against the women accused of being organisers of the “Feminist Aquelarre” be dismissed, as it is unacceptable to persecute people for the simple fact of exercising their right to freedom of expression.

Devil forgiven..at CGT anarchist support demo for accused in Rebel Vagina Parade, Sevilla.2016

In a statement the union said it ”regrets the existence of reactionary groups incapable of tolerating positions contrary to theirs.” The CGT also condemned criminalisation of demonstrations and union activity by the Spanish State.

La mujer condenada por organizar la procesión del “Santo Chumino Rebelde” lamenta no haberle pintado unas esvásticas para evitar la condena

Fuente: El Jueves 11 junio, 2021lectura de 1 minuto

La Audiencia de Málaga ha corroborado la condena por delitos contra los sentimientos religiosos a la organizadora de la procesión del “Santo Chumino Rebelde” celebrada en 2013. El juez considera que en el acto no había un interés colectivo de crítica “porque la situación de la mujer está perfecta y no hay nada que criticar ni reivindicar”.

La defensa ha señalado que resulta sospechoso que, en este caso, la libertad de expresión esté por debajo de la ofensa de los sentimientos religiosos y que en casos de apología del fascismo, la libertad de expresión esté por encima del respeto a los derechos humanos.

“Si al final parece que la única libertad de expresión que nos va a quedar es la libertad de expresar sentimientos religiosos y fascistas, muy democrático todo”, declaraba la defensa.

La acusada, a la salida del juicio, ha anunciado que recurrirán la sentencia para que prevalezca la libertad de expresión y que la iglesia del Santo Chumino Rebelde seguirá activa y celebrando procesiones, pese a quien pese.

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