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August 7, 2009


  1. Mary Sunshine permalink
    August 7, 2009 12:17 pm

    Greek woman ‘sets fire to amorous British tourist’

    Georgina Robinson
    August 7, 2009 – 12:14PM

    A Greek woman, who allegedly set fire to a drunken British tourist’s genitals in self defence, has become an overnight hero in her country.

    The 26-year-old, who has been cheered in public for her actions, is defending charges of causing bodily injuries to the 23-year-old Briton and endangering private property.

    She allegedly set fire to the man’s penis and testicles in a nightclub on the island of Crete after he allegedly waved his genitals at a number of women and tried to force her to touch him.

    Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported that the incident occurred in Mallia, a coastal resort known to be full of British tourists who drink and party heavily.

    A police statement said the man took down his trousers and waved his genitals at a number of girls.

    He then targeted the 26-year-old Greek woman, “forcefully fondling” her and asking her to grab his genitals.

    Police said the woman asked the man to leave her alone but, when he wouldn’t, she poured the alcoholic drink Sabucco over his penis and testicles.

    When that also failed to stop his advances, the woman took a lighter and set fire to his genitals, local media reported.

    The man received second-degree burns to his penis and testicles. He remains in a private medical clinic in Heraklion, the capital of Crete.

    The woman must wait until the hearing today to hear whether the case will go ahead.

    The magistrate and prosecutor agreed to set the woman free pending trial, indicating they accepted her argument that she acted in “justifiable self-defence”, the Telegraph reported.

    Last month, the British Government urged Greece to ban organised “bar-hopping” tours and clamp down on doctored drinks to help stop young British tourists from getting into alcohol-related trouble after a series of incidents.

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  2. August 7, 2009 2:05 pm

    This is clearly a case of justifiable self-defence.

    He got two warnings to stop his behaviour, he didn’t.

    Hopefully he will think twice before ever trying to intimidate and sexually assault women again.

    Let’s hope she gets found not guilty.

  3. August 7, 2009 5:36 pm


    Other creative interpretations:

    “Armed bon vivant convinces new acquaintance to share wallet contents.”

    “Ax-wielding associate gets de-friended in person by Facebooker with shotgun.”

    That poor burned guy, just trying to spread some love with his flapping penis and physical attacks.

    P.S. I got second degree burns all over my back one summer as a kid, after falling asleep in the sun. Imagine my disappointment in reading the severity of this dude’s consequences.

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      August 7, 2009 6:02 pm

      ROTFL. 😀

    • August 7, 2009 7:31 pm

      “Armed bon vivant convinces new acquaintance to share wallet contents.”

      “Ax-wielding associate gets de-friended in person by Facebooker with shotgun.”


      Now look. I am trying to muster some real sympathy for a burn victim here. OK, dun tryin’. I have no sympathy for a sexual predator. Time to make jokes about sausage and meatballs on the barbie.

      If a man, any man, uses his penis as intimidation or a tool of rape, he deserves to have the offending part taken permanently out of action.

      Just for once I wish the doctors would say to him “sorry dude, nothing we can do, yer pecker is permanently outta action”.

      Just MIGHT make the other dudes a little more careful about being abusive.

  4. August 7, 2009 9:16 pm

    And there is another case where four women lured a sexist-womanizer to a hotel room and glued his penis to his body. HA-HA-HA-HA. But not before tying him up. I am sure he was down with the bondage thing assuming he would have to do nothing but assume the position (the position to be blown, I’m sure). Little did he know his three other “girlfriends” were waiting in the wings. The prick assumed his dick was made out of gold or something, and assumed if the four women learned of each other they would fight amongst themselves and not turn on him. Unfortunately, for him, the four women decided to turn their anger onto him (a worthy target).

    When he was left in the room alone and unsatisfied (HA!) he eventually chewed the binding off and went immediately to the police. Of course he did. He knew the police would have his back. Every copper around felt the pain in their groin when he relayed his ordeal.

    But shocker yall……………………………….Dude is black. The four women are white. Du dun dun!

    Completely new twist now.

    At first there were tales of, “Can’t pay, don’t play, but he does not deserve that from those harpies.” It all turned on the women.

    Now, it is all about how fat and ugly and Jerry Springer-ish the women are.

    Not only that, as of yesterday it looked like the women were going to get some hard time for their little act of payback.

    Then, dude had to go and throw a wrench in it. Just when the police and MRAs were lining up to support him he hauled off and smacked one of his twin daughters (apparently bad enough that it left evidence), and while he was physically abusing her he was verbally abusing her (“I hate you”) and her mother (“Your mama is a fill in the blank”).

    Cue the music………………………………………

    • atheistwoman permalink
      August 7, 2009 9:34 pm

      Kitty I love the way you think! You always crack em up.

      Yes, I sure that plenty of circles will just lock onto the fact that he was a black man and stop thinking there. The same people who lobbied for the women who called 911 on Gates to lose her job and compared her to white women who lied about being raped by black men so they would be lynched, etc.

    • August 7, 2009 9:49 pm

      And talk about the burden of race/sex loyalty/betrayal. Everyone knows there will be one, two, or three or more cops that will try to get that black man for fucking with those white women, even the white men who think those white women are trash. Therefore, in an anti-racist way, I know the black man is up against a white male supremacist institution, the police. However, as a woman, the asshole is a sexist, a womanizer, a misogynist who ran to a male dominated institution to punish the women for taking matters in their own hands. So politically, it would be wrong for me to say aloud that I don’t care what those white men do to him, because, every day, institutions such as the police do in fact abuse women and men of color. However, HOWEVER, he is still a man, and I am sure there will be more white men on the police force and in positions to defend him and/or prosecute the women that will side with him than side with the women. So, I will have to go with my sex class, women, and say, I hope they get off, and I hope he gets some time for beating up on that little girl. If he gets time it will be his own damn fault. He should have taken the penis-gluing like someone who deserved a penis-gluing and call it a day. But noooooooo, he wanted to go for the big guns. He wanted to use the power of male-dominated institutions to show those women. Well, now they are involved. All I can say is, good luck with that.

    • August 7, 2009 9:59 pm

      And it sounds like he is quite charming:

      The wife told investigators her father’s ashes were kept in an urn in her Fond du Lac home and must have been taken last Thursday or Friday.

      The man told investigators he had the urn, and he gave it to police in Appleton.

      One of the man’s alleged lovers told investigators the man remarked to her that he wanted to confront his wife by ramming her vehicle off the road while she delivered newspapers and “bash her with a rock.”

      The man told investigators he made the statement but was not serious. He acknowledged making harassing calls and text messages “to get a rise” out of his estranged wife.

      The man also discussed with his alleged lover a plan to take out a $1 million life insurance policy on his wife because he had a friend who had been in Iraq and was a sharpshooter.

      The man said the plot would require him to be shot but not killed and that the only flaw was that he had told the lover about it “and he would have to kill her too.”

    • August 7, 2009 10:12 pm

      What a frickin’ charmer.
      He is lucky to ONLY have his penis glued to his leg.
      He deserved way more.

    • August 7, 2009 10:21 pm

      I’m no expert on the most comfortable positions for a penis, but it is my understanding that his penis was glued to his stomach which means something, I’m sure. I don’t think a penis naturally points to a man’s stomach, unless it is, you know. So even if the women did not intentionally apply symbolism when gluing his penis to his stomach, they managed to articulate some meaningful symbolism in doing so.

  5. atheistwoman permalink
    August 7, 2009 9:32 pm

    In my course on cultural diplomacy we learned that it is customary for Greek women to fight back against sexual harrassers, at least in public places. They mentioned rock throwing, but never fire-dicks!

    On the other hand I don’t think that such aggressive tactics would work in Amurka, because the women doing it would go to jail.

  6. atheistwoman permalink
    August 7, 2009 9:36 pm

    Did Amy delete Feminist Reprise?

    • August 7, 2009 9:49 pm

      Looks like it.

    • August 7, 2009 10:14 pm

      I heard it was because certain quarters were dragging her former sex life through the dirt and blaming her for it.

      I won’t go to certain quarters and see for myself if the rumours are true.

      *hugs* Amy.

    • atheistwoman permalink
      August 7, 2009 11:16 pm

      That is very sad indeed, though I’m glad she did it if it was better for her.

  7. atheistwoman permalink
    August 8, 2009 2:17 am

    This has been making me laff, in case anyone needs one. It is called “Hopscotch to oblivion.”

  8. Sis permalink
    August 8, 2009 7:39 pm

    Hello Stormy.

    Hi Fabulous.

    Kiss Kiss hug hug.

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