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Woman Pours Bleach And Water On Men's Groins To Stop 'Manspreading'

woman pours bleach and water on men’s groins to stop ‘manspreading’
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This Russian woman pours diluted bleach onto men's crotches across the subway to stop them 'manspreading.'

Ever heard of 'manspreading?' No?

Well, it refers to men who sit with their legs spread apart on public transport, taking up more than one seat.

woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'
woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

To combat this issue, one Russian woman, Anna Dovgalyuk, has been pouring water containing bleach on men who spread their legs while on the metro.

According to Anna, these men are guilty of 'gender aggression' on public transport.

Anna also accuses Russia of doing nothing to deal with this problem, saying it's being 'fought around the world – but hushed up here.'

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woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'
woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

So, she decided to take matters into her own hands, targeting men who sit with their legs spread wide while on the train.

Anna would mix six liters of bleach with 30 liters of water and then pour it into the laps of the men 'manspreading' while filming it.

woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

In the video, Anna explained the solution leaves a permanent stain.

She 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.

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We not only cooled the 'manspreading' down but also marked them with identification spots!

Anna claimed to be acting 'on behalf of everyone who has to endure the manifestations of guys declaring their macho qualities on public transportation.'

woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'
woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

She said:

Men demonstrating their alpha-manhood in the subway with women and children around deserve contempt.

If you publicly show what kind of macho you are, we will publicly cool you off!

I created this video manifesto with some help from friends who share my idea.

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woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'
woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

However, as her video circulated on social media, online skeptics began to question its authenticity.

In an interview, one of the men featured in the video revealed 'someone' paid him to appear in the clip.

Several other men in the clips also came forward to say they, too, were paid actors.

woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'
woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

A fake news debunking site EU vs. Disinformation, also suggested the video's intent was to stir up the anti-feminist sentiment.

Meanwhile, one Facebook user commented:

This is not a protest. It's assault.

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Maybe someone should pour bleach water on her for sticking her breasts out—it's the same thing.

The video has since been pulled from platforms such as YouTube, but copies of it still remain online.

Anna previously made international headlines by flashing her underwear at commuters to raise awareness of upskirting laws in Russia.

woman pours bleach and water on men's groins to stop 'manspreading'

She said at the time:

I am a social activist who advocates for women's rights and against discrimination in any form.

But critics questioned how flashing her undies helps counter the menace of upskirting.