Table of Contents

The power of sex: culture, gender, and political legitimacy.
Putin the sex back in politics: gender norms, sexualization, and political legitimation in Russia.
Who's macho, who's gay?: pro- and anti-Kremlin activists gendering Russia's political leadership.
Fight club: gendered activism on patriotism, conscription, and pro-natalism.
Everywhere and nowhere: sexism and homophobia in Russian politics.
When pussy riots: feminist activism in Russia.
Conclusion. "The first time, do it for love": sexism, power, and politics under Putin.