(NOTE: 10/15/2018 This Russian video has since been proven to be fake, after fooling numerous outlets, including MRCTV. Please see our 10/16/2018 follow up story.)
Daily Wire reported that Feminist activist Anna Dovgalyuk has released a video manifesto showing her latest campaign against "macho" culture: pouring a bleach and water mixture on men's groins for their anti-feminist taboo of "man spreading" on the Petersburg Metro.
"This solution is 30 times more concentrated than the mixture used by housewives when doing the laundry," she claims in the video, per The Sun's report, "It eats colours in the fabric in a matter of minutes — leaving indelible stains."
"Manspreading" is loosely defined as a typical male sitting position with knees far apart, taking up more than one seat. This is as much a typical male posture as taking wide steps when walking. Now, while some reading may think "Taking up more than one seat is surely an issue in a crowded train right?" However, upon watching the video, this woman clearly punishes men for taking this sitting position in completely uncrowded trains, where the nearest person next to them is approximately 6 feet away.
The activist is not punishing men for taking up space, but for, in her own words, "demonstrating their alpha-manhood in the subway... If you publicly show what kind of macho you are, we will publicly cool you off!" She's specifically punishing men for displaying what she perceives to be masculinity.
The activist adds that Manspreading is a "disgusting act that is being fought around the world — but hushed up here." If anything, this seems to show that Feminism has been a victim of its own success. As women have increasingly less problems, and increasingly more privileges and opportunities in 1st-world countries, they need to seek increasingly more obscure things to generate outrage about.
While not yet as severe, considering bleach's chemical nature (there are warnings it should not be allowed anywhere near one's skin, eyes, or mouth) and the fact it is being used here as a punishment for behaving in a gendered way, it has a strange similarity to certain repressive cultures punishing women with acid for being too liberated in public.