Do some people actually think like this? Have just seen a comment on the DM website which made me sick

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comewhinewithme Wed 16-Feb-11 13:06:35

Fucking hell I was reading this about the attack on a reporter in Egypt when I scrolled down to the comments and some twat has posted this:

"Serves her right.. its about time women reporters started to get the picture and not go to these places - Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Africa, etc - the people in these countries in the main do not have the same values as this reporter. So although I do feel sorry for what has happened to her I sincerely hope she has learnt her lesson"

FFS angry words fail me.

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MmeLindt Wed 16-Feb-11 13:07:37

Never ever ever read the comments in the DM. It is much worse than reading the paper.

I have given up reading it, it just annoys me.

comewhinewithme Wed 16-Feb-11 13:09:18

I think I will folow your lead MmeLindt.

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doricpatter Wed 16-Feb-11 13:09:24

It's the DM, innit? Always amazes me that people who are so ignorant can actually read.

comewhinewithme Wed 16-Feb-11 13:09:34


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ivykaty44 Wed 16-Feb-11 13:10:20

It is the DM and they will use all the comment to make a story about how the bristish public think woman shouldn't go to those types of places - twisted.

words fail me that people actually read the paper - but they do in their droves as it is the most popular daily paper < shakes head in dispair>

cobbledtogether Wed 16-Feb-11 13:11:05

Never read the Daily Mail. I also once made the mistake of reading the Daily Express letters page and felt the urge to wipe my eyes clean afterwards.

Bigoted crap the lot of it.


EngelbertFustianMcSlinkydog Wed 16-Feb-11 13:11:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ivykaty44 Wed 16-Feb-11 13:13:09

try this instead

comewhinewithme Wed 16-Feb-11 13:13:11

I didn't actually think that that anything in the DM could shock me anymore but I don't know how they get away with posting such shit.

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ThePosieParker Wed 16-Feb-11 13:13:48

Awful but a little true? There are places in the world where being a woman is more risky than being a man, I wouldn't have wanted to report on Afghanistan 10 years ago. I've been to Egypt and have felt very unsafe and in Morocco when the men gather in the doorway of a shop to stop you getting out. (This did not happen when a man was with me either, only when I was alone)

comewhinewithme Wed 16-Feb-11 13:15:07

grin@ Daily Mash.

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ivykaty44 Wed 16-Feb-11 13:16:44

They always seem to get a better weather forcast grin

ivykaty44 Wed 16-Feb-11 13:18:49

comewinewithme - because their is very little reason why they can't print want they want. The readers want this type of story and paper - so blame them for the way it is written.

HandDivedScallopsrgreat Wed 16-Feb-11 13:27:29

"learnt her lesson" - the implication being that beating a woman up is the way to teach her a lesson? If indeed a lesson needed learning in the first place!

David51 Wed 16-Feb-11 13:43:28

You couldn't make it up, as Richard Littlejohn would say

For comic relief see the Speak youre branes website:

and dont forget to try out the 'Twat-o-tron' random comment generator t-o-tron/

ThePosieParker Wed 16-Feb-11 13:45:49

Oh I didn't notice the learnt her lesson crap....

SmellsLikeTeenStrop Wed 16-Feb-11 13:59:39

The article says 140 journalists have been killed or injured since January reporting these unrests, but only women should 'learn their lessons' and go home. What a fecking twat.

TeiTetua Wed 16-Feb-11 14:10:18

This is where the Daily Mail is the same as the Guardian--if people are allowed to make comments, there are some out there who want to unleash their inner 8-year-old. Maybe there are some gems to find, but I've given up on reading comments.

BananaMad Wed 16-Feb-11 14:24:37

WTF?! I knew commenters on the DM were bad, but I actually feel sick after reading that comment. shock
My thoughts are with that poor journalist

lospolloshermanos Wed 16-Feb-11 14:25:47

Its disgusting I posted this in news and politics and noticed one comment at the bottom went something like..

' attractivewomen shouldn't be news reporters men will always distracted '

harvalp Wed 16-Feb-11 14:28:01

"the people in these countries in the main do not have the same values as this reporter."

Do you think that is untrue?. Because if you do, you are living in your own private little dream world.

David51 Wed 16-Feb-11 14:41:41

"the people in these countries in the main do not have the same values as this reporter."

Do you think that is untrue?. Because if you do, you are living in your own private little dream world.

So what's your point harvalp? Do you agree with what that mob did? Or are you such a racist that you think we can't expect anything better from those pesky foreigners?

David51 Wed 16-Feb-11 15:12:26

more info on women in those backward Arab cultures that don't share "our" values:

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Wed 16-Feb-11 15:17:37

Second comments about Speak Your Branes - I have lost many hours there.

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