I am always irritated when women don’t want men to treat them with chivalry because “we’re maintaining the patriarchy” or some such bullshit. You know what I’m talking about: “I’m quite capable of opening the door myself!” and so on.
I’m similarly irritated by stupid laws which seem to take the side of criminals — such as when a thug is injured while being prevented from causing mayhem, and the person who injured him is treated as a criminal by the police.
Here’s what happens when you have a confluence of the above two circumstances:
A fashion executive attacked by an unwell 6ft man on a busy Tube carriage has slammed two men who moved seats and left her to defend herself.
Tamara Cincik was kicked and threatened while travelling to a business meeting in central London yesterday.
The mother-of-one told MailOnline, children were crying as the agitated man squared up to her and started violently attacking her in the middle of the carriage.
The fashion CEO is keen to stress she does not blame this man, who she believes needs medical help but said the incident was ‘terrifying’.
Instead she is upset that two men she describes as ‘white and middle class’ chose not to help and moved to another carriage.
‘I remain more angry with those white middle class men who left me to it. As fathers, husbands and sons they should be ashamed of themselves.’
But, but, but… you’re a career grrrl, a successful woman and (I bet) a feminist. Why should you have to rely on a man to help you? “Oh help me, white knight!” when you’ve probably bought into the whole “men are pigs” and “patriarchy” narrative?
Why should anyone help you? The two (British) men certainly didn’t: they didn’t want to get involved because they were frightened — frightened by the crazy guy, and probably indoctrinated against doing anything themselves, and leaving it to the authorities to handle the situation. Except, of course, that there was no authority figure to run to. If one of the Brit men had found some balls and beaten the crap out of the crazy guy, he’d probably have been arrested and be facing charges right now.
Well, somebody did come to this woman’s assistance in the end — only he wasn’t a Brit, he was from a culture more old-fashioned than that:
‘An Eastern European man who had seen the guy on the platform had worked his way down the train as he felt that man was dangerous and he got to me when the train stopped.’
This is what happens when government and the culture degrades and infantilizes men. And you know what? I’m not surprised, and nor should anyone be.