Nuts, get out of Womanchester!
Posted by charliegrrl on February 25, 2007
Nuts arranged to meet in Manchester Kro bar 24th Feb, for a social.
So a few of us feminists went along to tell them and their misogyny to piss off.
A few days previous to this, an anti-feminist blog pest decided to stir things up with Nuts readers, by posting on the Nuts forum, how ‘the feminist rats’ are coming to spoil your gathering. Some of the Nuts readers made threats of violence against us on the forum, if we turned up. Nuts moderators took down all threads discussing the Nuts social. So, we were unsure if they would change their plans to avoid us…
Undeterred, we went along to the bar at the arranged time
We spotted a group of people who we recognised from the forum. We leafleted them and stood near them with our placards.
They laughed nervously and looked intimidated. The manager came to ask us what we were doing, to which we said we are protesting against the Nuts social…to which he said, ‘These people aren’t Nuts, they are the ju-jitsu club from around the corner, they meet here every week’
So we were left in an uncomfortable position. We were almost sure it was them, from their reactions and their faces…but we weren’t all 100%. So we left.
We are unsure if Nuts even met up at all, as we checked both Kro bars on that road, and they weren’t there (unless the Ju-Jitsu club was Nuts!). There is no indication on Nuts’ site to say they met up, no photos…which is great cos it means we disrupted their plans.
So, either Nuts didn’t meet up, they met up but elsewhere, or the group of people we targeted were Nuts, and we were fobbed off!
Either way, we disrupted their plans, cos all details of the social were deleted from the Nuts forum, and they most likely changed their plans or didn’t meet.
But we will find out and let you know!
(Message to anti-feminist blog pest: how does it feel that you may have inadvertantly disrupted the Nuts social..? Awww…is your penis shrivelling with humility..?)
Thanks to Joc for the cool Nuts reader image