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September 26, 2018

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Jen

WTF? This can't be real.

Mark in Mayenne

I would not be surprised if one day she got her face reshaped

David

This can’t be real.

It’s not clear to me whether this is some narcissistic publicity stunt and the liquid is merely water, which would be aggravating enough, or whether she’s actually tossing a dangerous liquid around where it can splash on anyone. Either way, it suggests an unhappy, spiteful mind.

It’s also a very good way of getting your jaw broken.

sH2

Feminist activist and Russian law student

Okay then.

John D

Sitting and minding your own business = 'gender aggression'.

John D

But pouring bleach (or whatever) on people = brave feminism!

David

But pouring bleach (or whatever) on people = brave feminism!

Yes, it’s quite a mental tangle. I mean, if she’s throwing bleach on random people in the name of feminism, then she’s a demented bitch. And if she’s trying to advance her fame and status by throwing water on random people and pretending that it’s bleach, then she’s still a demented bitch. It’s merely a question of degree.

ACTOldFart

I think this particular feminist stunt will be as brief as it is obnoxious and ridiculous. Some how I see a confluence of large Russian gentleman - previous substantial imbibing of vodka - attempted bleach pouring by vindictive feminist loony - not entirely unjustified inflicting of grevious bodily harm.

Ray

Say what you like about the communists, they made the trains run on time kept the mad women under control.

Pogonip

Too bad they don’t do that here.

WTP

I really didn’t think the Russians wouldn’t, ummm, sit still for this sort of idiocy. As Ray says, of what use is it to live under a totalitarian regime if crap like this goes on. Something doesn’t add up here. I don’t follow Russian culture very closely but could this be even tangentially related to that Pussy Riot nonsense? Tim Newman used to live there, yes? Can you flip on the Timbat Signal?

David

Tim Newman used to live there, yes? Can you flip on the Timbat Signal?

I’m sweeping the skies as I type.

David

By the way, some of you may be amused to hear that I’m now having to fish my own comments out of the spam filter.

#TheGodsTheyMockUs

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Manspreading is a "disgusting act that is being fought around the world — but hushed up here," she adds.

I can't help but notice in the photo she ignores Olga sitting behind her who is shamelessly pursespreading.

R. Sherman

So, having successfully denigrated the idea of chivalry, the modern form of which includes giving up subway seat to a female because . . . Equality!!!!!, feminists now are pissed that men have taken them seriously. I've seen toddlers with more self-awareness and self-control. I con only imagine the mental contortions she'll go through when one of her victims decides to respond in kind to her common assaults.

Tim Newman

Tim Newman used to live there, yes? Can you flip on the Timbat Signal?

Heh!

Well, note first that this is happening in Saint Petersburg, the most liberal and progressive of Russian cities. I doubt she would be doing this in Ekaterinburg, or maybe even Moscow.

I suspect she's also careful who her targets are, i.e. young men who look to be members of Russia's emerging middle class and who generally don't beat women they're not married to. If she keeps this up she'll end up soaking the wrong guy, and all that'll be left to discuss is how long she spends in hospital afterwards.

Richard

Take the bottle away from her and pour it over her head. After all, fair is fair.

Daniel Ream

I note first that this is happening in Saint Petersburg, the most liberal and progressive of Russian cities.

Ah. I was going to say, I've worked with a number of Russian and Eastern European expats and the notion that anyone in Russia would tolerate this kind of thing without responding with swift, brutal violence seemed a bit incredible.

My general perception is that when - not if - the inevitable happens, her nemesis is unlikely to get much of a talking to by the police, either.

SumDumGuy

A few got up and came at her but it looks like she mostly did it on her way to the door. Most just sat there and looked at her like they were ashamed or something, I wonder if some of them were staged.

Pst314

Note that in the photo of an attack at the top of the article there are lots of empty seats, showing that the supposedly oppressive “mansprwader” was not depriving anyone of a seat. And nor were his legs spread that far apart.

Boatswain's Mate

As we say down here in the South (sometimes as an expression of incredulity, but more often merely to ask a speaker to repeat himself), do what now?

I'm sorry, but that whole thing looked as fake as a $3 bill. Will feminists/activists stop at nothing? (I don't know. Do you think they will?)

Connor

some of you may be amused to hear that I’m now having to fish my own comments out of the spam filter.

Actually laughed. Not even sorry.

David

Not even sorry.

[ Narrows eyes. ]

jabrwok

Will feminists/activists stop at nothing? (I don't know. Do you think they will?)

Only when they're made to do so.

http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/5minute_arguments/thoughtcrimes_why_women_d.php/

[+]

[ Narrows eyes. ]

Racist.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

From Ace,

In Russia, asshole bleach you.

Posted by: Fritz at September 26, 2018 08:57 AM

David

Racist.

Heh.

Adam

At least it wasn't battery acid thrown in the face... yet.

Adam

The man on the right in the Daily Wire photo has a strategically placed backpack covering his midsection.

I missed Anna's explanation of what makes 'manspreading' so digusting to her. I could be wrong - in fact I probably am wrong, being a pale cismale - but surely there must be more important problems in Russia than manspreading.

I suspect this might be a plot by Big Taxi Oligarchs to drive Russian commuters out of the subways and into private taxis.

Adam

the supposedly oppressive “manspreader” was not depriving anyone of a seat. And nor were his legs spread that far apart....

As Deputy Barney Fife used to explain to Sheriff Andy Taylor "You've got to nip it. Nip it in the bud!"

SumDumGuy

Racist.

Only if he uses his fingers.

David

Only if he uses his fingers.

I’ll just leave this here, I think.

pst314

"You've got to nip it. Nip it in the bud!"

The Lorena Bobbit method is something that a lot of radfems long to do.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I missed Anna's explanation of what makes 'manspreading' so digusting to her.

The curse of "manspreading" is a male allegedly taking up too much space and/or more than one seat, a crime of extraordinary magnitude when done by men, but AOK for females.

Watcher In The Dark

Thank goodness I no longer carry around a ferret down my trousers. Chewie the Chewer would be really upset by this.

Also, thank heavens I am not manspreading anywhere but in deepest, darkest Derbyshire.

Bill Peschel

By the way, some of you may be amused to hear that I’m now having to fish my own comments out of the spam filter.

That feeling I get when Firefox, upon booting to my Google homepage, blocks it warning that it's not secure.

David

That feeling I get when Firefox, upon booting to my Google homepage, blocks it warning that it’s not secure.

The Typepad spam filter is a capricious deity, prone to fits of zealousness. Apparently, it’s time to make another offering.

Patrick Brown

I wish I understood how feminists reconcile their claim to be oppressed with the fact that they act like aristocrats annoyed that the lower orders don't know their place.

David

I wish I understood how feminists reconcile their claim to be oppressed with the fact that they act like aristocrats annoyed that the lower orders don’t know their place.

I sometimes imagine they go through life with a loud buzzing noise inside their heads. Or screeching feedback.

Actually, that might explain the charming personalities.

Pogonip

Patrick Brown, Everyday Feminism has exactly what you need!

https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/08/dissociation-tips-to-get-through/

What they DON’T have is a good cartoonist.

Chester Draws

"Fake as a $3 bill"

It's a phrase I like a lot, but Russia isn't the place to use it about. Tsarist and Soviet Russia both had 3 Rouble notes.

It's not like they worked in dozens, where portions of three make sense (like a thruppenny bit). No, they were decimal otherwise.

They also regard light and dark blue as different colours, not different shades of the same colour.

I like trivia like that. Sue me!

pst314

The Typepad spam filter is a capricious deity, prone to fits of zealousness. Apparently, it’s time to make another offering.

Where in your neighborhood do you find a ready supply of goats?

David

Where in your neighborhood do you find a ready supply of goats?

[ Hides flyer about missing puppy. ]

Paul Nottingham
Also, thank heavens I am not manspreading anywhere but in deepest, darkest Derbyshire.

Doesn't that let the sheep escape between your legs?

Adam

"They also regard light and dark blue as different colours, not different shades of the same colour. I like trivia like that."

Those wacky Russkis. When they aren't colluding to throw US elections to the wrong candidate, they are making up new words for colors.

Hopp Singg

The Typepad spam filter is a capricious deity, prone to fits of zealousness. Apparently, it’s time to make another offering.

No! No more appeasement.

Send in the you-know-whos.

[And let us know when they're not around and the bar is defenseless, bwa ha ha .... oops, too soon?]

Pogonip

The you-know-whos?

You mean...the pickled “eggs”? Good Lord, man, don’t you remember what happened the last time they got out? Strong men wept, weak men fainted, and the henchlesbians all hid behind overturned tables. And they were wise to do so.

randian

Bleach causes chemical burns. Pouring bleach onto someone's crotch is surely sexual assault? These guys are lucky none of that splashed into their eyes.

Steve E

Apparently, it’s time to make another offering.

Don't skimp! It knows where you hide the good stuff.

Steve E

Farnsworth, I believe I've sat near that beast on the Lakeshore West Go line.

Killer Marmot

And the reason she hasn't been arrested for assault is...

jones

The moment someone punches her lights out then it's "RAAAAPE".....

JuliaM

O/T, but the impending court battle between Linda Bellos and Giuliana Kendal looks like it might outgross the next JK Rowling film, if only one could sell tickets.

Rob

The fact that she didn’t have her face filled in just goes to show the violent nature of the Patriarchy and...er...

The reaction to stories like this and Serena Williams’ tantrum are an excellent way to test whether someone is mental or not.

Michael Stone

OK, I did it. I followed the link to Everyday Feminism.

An advert for a "Free Webinar!" popped up.

The title is:
"Why Healing from Internalized Whiteness Is a Missing Link in White People's Anti-Racism Work"

I wish I were making this up.

Daniel Ream

Good Lord, man, don’t you remember what happened the last time they got out? Strong men wept, weak men fainted, and the henchlesbians all hid behind overturned tables. And they were wise to do so.

I say we take off and nuke the bar from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

jones

" It's the only way to be sure."

Yet even then there's doubt.

Zenith Carb

David, there's an update to this. It seems that we (and yes, that includes myself) have fallen for a clever bit of propaganda. Of a sort that should really not seem so clever by now. Chekist scum really do know which buttons to press, it seems. (On both sides of the aisle, btw.)

David

Ah. Thanks. As if the story weren’t bizarre enough.

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