I commend everybody who’s not shutting up about what the initial reaction to Elan’s tweets revealed: tens of thousands of people cheering a man on while he told a story of harassing and bullying a woman who was a total stranger, a story of harassing and bullying a woman who couldn’t get away from him in a confined space, a story of gleeful satisfaction with how he was making her soooo upset. A story where he gutlessly didn’t reveal his own seat number in the notes he sent to her seat number. A story where he showed zero consideration for the passengers who were sitting next to her while he was upsetting her. A story where he showed zero consideration for the flight attendants who had to deal with her not calming down despite their best efforts because he kept on harassing her to keep her upset for the duration of the flight.
It doesn’t matter whether Diane actually exists or not. What matters is that this story told by a man to justify the harassment and intimidation of a woman in a confined space was so widely celebrated as “hilarious”. But don’t you go looking behind that curtain to examine the general approbation of keeping women down by policing every little deviation from patient compliance, little ladies. Just smile at the super-hilarious ‘schooling’ of that uppity bitch over there, and learn your lesson about how not to end up like her (so shut up).
–tigtog is not shutting up.