A few years ago, when I quit the glamorous whirl of local rock stardom to begin my life of taco-based seclusion, topping my list of Things I Definitely Never Want To Have To Look At Again, Let Alone Smell was â€œdrunk guys.â€ Oh sure, theyâ€™re cute when theyâ€™re young, but experience shows that their bitter self-hatred soon develops a galloping bad odor. Even if youâ€™ve never spent years of your life onstage in rock clubs being exhorted to show us your tits, chances are that at some point you have been close enough to a drunk guy to catch a whiff. Possibly when he was shoving you into a wall.
So I can well understand why, according to The Independent (link via Feministing), young Russian women are flocking in apparent droves to marry foreign men, particularly Chinese, who â€œtend to drink far lessâ€ than the locals. Of course, the shitfaced Russian male isnâ€™t the thrust of the article, which chiefly concerns itself with a spectacular bit of misogyny currently making its way through the Duma. You guessed it! It’s a bill designed to put an end to marriage-related hot Russian chick attrition. How? By punishing women!
Itâ€™s nice to see that misogyny in post-Soviet Russia is unimpeded by any pesky aversion to Stalin’s Greatest Hits. Invoking the fine old tradition of the pedestal-prison, Russian fucktard MP Nikolai Kuryanovich says â€œOur wonderful women are the best in the world. Wherever I have been, I have rarely seen beautiful girls, only in Russia…â€ Then he freaks out about how their marriage to non-Russians â€œsquandersâ€ the â€œgene pool.â€ Citing the always-popular â€œpurity of the raceâ€ argument, his asinine bill would strip women marriage-traitors of their citizenship and assets.
Homelessness, marginalization, and penury: making drunk asshole husbands indispensable since 44000 BCE.