Outrageous patriarchal sexism!

Vladimir Putin has claimed he never has bad days because he ‘is not a woman’.
The Russian president made the bizarre comment to Oliver Stone during his upcoming four-part Showtime documentary, The Putin Interviews.
‘I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days,’ the Moscow man told Stone while giving the award-winning director a tour of the Kremlin’s gilded throne room, Bloomberg reports.
‘I am not trying to insult anyone. That’s just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.’

The screams of outrage will be led by those who also call for menstrual leave.

13 comments on “Outrageous patriarchal sexism!

  1. Got to warm to the little thuggish killer.

    It would be interesting to see Oliver Stone’s expression. The American-hating Stone poses as a Leftist so it would be an interesting question of which side he picks – the Feminists in the US or the anti-Western Russians.

    But then perhaps Putin had just been watching some of Stone’s films. Which are the most relentlessly misogynistic in Hollywood. If so he will be blaming everything on drug dealing Cuban transsexuals next.

  2. “The screams of outrage will be led by those who also call for menstrual leave.”

    Evidence for that self-serving proposition? They’re two radically different groups.

    The pseudo-feminists asking for time off to menstruate were roundly shouted down by the vast majority of feminists out there for precisely the reasons Tim thinks they should have been. The sisterhood told them not to be so bloody stupid, they’ve just spent the last 50 years arguing the opposite.

  3. Dave,

    > they’ve just spent the last 50 years arguing the opposite

    Because after five decades, they no longer have any need for menstrual leave.

  4. “The pseudo-feminists asking for time off to menstruate were roundly shouted down by the vast majority of feminists out there”

    Evidence for this please?

    And I don’t mean the responses of ordinary women who thought the idea bonkers (and maybe non-feminist), I mean responses from the Establishment – the quango and charity talking heads, the politicians, the university professors, the feminist writers, the broadcasters, the journalists writing articles in the Press. Lets see the wall of condemnation from them.

  5. Dennis, why do you hate Dave that much? No one escape unscath from readon Valanti’s ‘work’.

  6. “The pseudo-feminists asking for time off to menstruate were roundly shouted down by the vast majority of feminists out there”

    By the harpies promoting the “free bleeding”* campaign

    * google it, hilarious. Thanks 4chan.

  7. Perhaps we should send the menstruating women outside the City walls while we’re at it. You know, like what used to happen in Biblical times.

  8. Still waiting Dave, for some links to all those articles ’roundly condemning’ the concept of menstrual leave. So far my own research has shown a lot of ‘Some people are for it some people are against’ type articles, notably from the Guardian/Independent/BBC, and the most negative articles come from papers like the Telegraph, whose writers are less likely to be feminist types in the first place.

    Typical article here from something called ‘The Women’s Environmental Network – Working for Environmental Justice though Feminist Principles’ (https://www.wen.org.uk/blog/2017/3/menstrual-leave-lets-start-the-conversation), who I assume are not all reactionary dowager Duchesses, which is a very even handed on the one hand on the other hand article. Not a great deal of condemnation from these ‘real’ feminists as far as I can see. Not only that, they have been offering paid menstrual leave to their employees for more than 10 years, so definitely not against the idea.

  9. Jim, so all those adverts claiming that women can ride horses, swim and play tennis while on the blob are all bollocks?

    I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!

  10. “all those adverts claiming that women can ride horses, swim and play tennis while on the blob are all bollocks?”

    I think thats what they need extra time off for, all the leisure activities that are apparently part and parcel of menstruation. Its all part of patriarchy of course, forcing bleeding, agonised women to go running along beaches in long flowing clothes…………..

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