March 10, 2019
There are feminists in Russia now.
The difference is, guys are allowed to harass them with flowers without getting attacked by cops, sued or banned from working for the rest of their lives with internet dox.
The practice of giving flowers on Women’s Day in Russia led to a confrontation with pepper spray at a feminist cafe, sparked heated debates, and a macabre organ-severing performance.
A group of men armed with bouquets of tulips entered the Simona café in St. Petersburg – an establishment that prides itself on being male-free for most of the day and serves as headquarters for local feminists a day before the public holiday on March 8.
Despite the protests of the women in the room, the guys – from a conservative youth group – chanted holiday greetings and quickly left. The man filming the action, however, let his prying eye linger a bit too long for the ladies and got pepper sprayed.
Мужчины решили поздравить феменисток в Санкт-Петербурге из кафе "Симона". Возможно, они перешли какие-то границы и у них были конфликты, но ребята действительно хотели сделать приятно. Зачем так грубо обращаться с парнями?🤔#InternationalWomansDay pic.twitter.com/sI9Z1T01Xu
— Ульяна Ларина (@TvoyaLarina) March 8, 2019
While the internet debated who was wrong, and mused over the footage of the guy suffering the effects of the pepper spray, the feminist group organized a staggering response with some support from a naked man. He braved the freezing temperatures to lie on the steps of an iconic wedding palace, all covered in tulips, and with a ‘torn off’ silicone penis.
Феминистки ответили на вчерашнее «насильное» поздравление и принесли к загсу обнаженного мужчину в цветах pic.twitter.com/tVSbNEdjpb
— Dave Frenkel (@merr1k) March 8, 2019
The sign next to the man read “Your flowers will grow on the grave of patriarchy.” A masked woman next to him held a poster with text that looked gibberish but referred to a popular quote attributed to a medieval Russian prince: “Who comes to us with a sword, dies at a sword.”
Yeah, see. In the West, feminists are a bit more serious, and know not to just go out there and threaten to start murdering men and chopping their dicks off as part of their public presentation of their agenda.
Also, in America, half the girls wouldn’t have been giggling when they got rushed by the patriarchy.
Basically in Russia, feminism is just a role playing game for girls – you see both sides of it there. The giggling followed by a dick-chopping mass murder ritual threat.
But Russia better watch it.
Unserious things can quickly escalate.