Student pours bleach and water on men’s crotches to stop them manspreading
A law student has embarked on a campaign to stop people from manspreading.
Anna Dovgalyuk, 20, is filmed apparently pouring diluted bleach onto men’s crotches across the subway in St Petersburg. She has accused men who carry out the practice as ‘gender aggression’ and calls manspreading – sitting with legs wide open on public transport – ‘a disgusting act’.
Anna Dovgalyukj was filmed on the St Petersburg metro system pouring diluted bleach on men’s crotches (Picture: East2West News)
Dovgalyuk says that people are fighting against the practice across the world but it is being ‘hushed up’ in Russia. She said: ‘We not only cooled the manspreading down but also marked them with identification spots.
‘So everyone can immediately understand which body part controls the behaviour of these men.’ ‘This solution is 30 times more concentrated than the mixture used by housewives when doing the laundry. ‘It eats colours in the fabric in a matter of minutes – leaving indelible stains.’
She said that she was targeting men who ‘manspread’ on public transport (Picture: East2West)
She defended her actions but a Russian news website has suggested it is a hoax and she’s used actors (Picture: East2West)
She claimed her video was dedicated ‘to all ‘men’ for whom manspreading is the norm of conduct’. The student claimed to be acting ‘on behalf of everyone who has to endure the manifestations of you declaring your macho qualities on public transportation’.
Calling herself a ‘social activist’, Anna has previously achieved worldwide attention by flashing her underwear to commuters to raise awareness for upskirting laws in Russia.
Critics asked how she was helping counter the menace of up skirting by flashing her underwear. She said: ‘I am a social activist who advocates for women’s rights and against discrimination in any form.’
Dovgalyuk says that people are fighting against the practice across the world but it is being ‘hushed up’ in Russia (Picture: East2West)
‘Everyone can immediately understand which body part controls the behaviour of these men'(Picture: East2West)
However, Russian news outlet Rosbalt claimed that her video was a sham – and that she had used actors. But the campaigning student flatly denied this. ‘My action is absolutely real,’ she said, denying it was linked to an organisation specialising in online stunts.
She admitted that no commuters had sued her so far. ‘I don’t think people are going to go to the police to file a report about jeans,’ she said. Hillary Clinton revealed last year that Vladimir Putin was guilty of the practice. ‘Every time I met with him, it would be…(she gestured to show legs spread apart) the whole deal,’ she said.