Woman pours bleach on crotches of unsuspecting men on subway trains to punish them for manspreading
Russian law student Anna Dovgalyuk has embarked on a crusade to stop 'manspreading' by spraying bleach on to unsuspecting men's crotches
Anna Dovgalyuk, a female law student from Russia, has been going around splashing water mixed with bleach onto men's groin areas on subway trains in an attempt to protest "manspreading".
The 20-year-old Russian claims her country is "slow" to respond to the problem of "gender aggression" in men, and hence she has been targeting males sitting with their legs spread out on public transport in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Dovgalyuk, who describes herself as a social activist, said: "This solution is 30 times more concentrated than the mixture used by housewives when doing the laundry. It eats colors in the fabric in a matter of minutes — leaving indelible stains."
According to her, the apparent issue of "manspreading" is being "fought around the world — but hushed up here."
However, Dovgalyuk did not have anything to say about the alleged manspreading habit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is a former graduate of her own law faculty, per reports.
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 US presidential hopeful, attacked the Kremlin leader last year, saying, "There's an expression — we certainly know it in New York — called manspreading. Every time I met with him, it would be… (she gestured to show legs spread apart) the whole deal."
Dovgalyuk says her video is dedicated "to all 'men' for whom manspreading is the norm. So everyone can immediately understand which body part controls the behavior of these men."
Compiling quite a few of her hit-jobs on unsuspecting men riding the subways, she said, "We not only cooled the manspreading down but also marked them with identification spots!"
The 20-year-old law student and feminist claimed to be acting "on behalf of everyone who has to endure the manifestations of you declaring your macho qualities on public transportation."
Dovgalyuk first became notorious and caught worldwide attention after flashing her underwear to commuters in an attempt to raise awareness for upskirting laws in her country.
But her critics were unsure as to how she was helping counter the issue of upskirting by flashing her innerwear.
She responded by saying, "I am a social activist who advocates for women's rights and against discrimination in any form."
While one Russian news station called her video a sham and that she had placed actors to do her bidding, the campaigning student denied the allegations outright, Daily Mail reports.
She also denied insinuations that her efforts were linked to an organization specializing in online stunts. "My action is absolutely real," she said.
Proudly admitting that none of the victims had sued her so far, she asserted: "I don't think people are going to go to the police to file a report about jeans."