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Another Brand thread sorry - those who read his 'Revolution' book...

(19 Posts)
GatoradeMeBitch Fri 07-Nov-14 20:54:42

Does it seem misogynist in tone? I was reading an article and the writer quoted this line “Are you reading this on a yacht, through your Ray-Bans, with, I dunno, a pair of glistening Russian sisters". Does anyone recall the context of the line? Because it could be construed quite a few ways without the surrounding text! Not that I don't think Brand is sexist. But does his book read as though it only addresses men?

Here's the article by the way. www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/11/stuff-your-revolution-if-it-doesn-t-include-treating-women-people It was linked on Popbitch.

GatoradeMeBitch Fri 07-Nov-14 23:17:31

No-one read it? Can't say I'm surprised... /thread

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Nov-14 12:46:34

Hiya
Moved this to FWR chat rather than general chat as requested
Bumping

YonicScrewdriver Sat 08-Nov-14 14:01:15

I haven't read it because I dislike him.

It sounds sexist, though.

grimbletart Sat 08-Nov-14 14:07:08

Not read it. Why would I waste money on this champagne socialist spouting about poverty while sitting on piles of cash and writing books to make even more money from the gullible public. The ability to string long words together and self-publicise does not an intellectual make.

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BOFster Sat 08-Nov-14 18:15:11

I think we can safely say he is a sexist twerp.

Joe3578 Sat 08-Nov-14 18:21:20

Brand is a disgraceful, fraudulent, sexist, hippy twat peddling sixth-form radicalism and half-baked, Beverley Hills mysticism as an answer to impossibly complex problems that don't affect him in the slightest. He's making a lot of money at the expense of the gullible. Can't believe the way he's been courted by the likes of the Guardian and New Statesman.

FuckOffGerbil Sun 09-Nov-14 18:29:54

PARKLIFE!

FuckOffGerbil Sun 09-Nov-14 18:31:17

Seriously though.

You are not wrong, and he is a completer an utter sexist useless soap dodging twat. Who <fun fact> once had a rat live in his hair.

OhFrabjousDay Mon 10-Nov-14 15:53:38

He's on for a webchat. I want to post something, but I can't get past wanting to say: FFS. Twat.

And I don't think that would stick around for very long...

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MelanieCheeks Mon 10-Nov-14 16:31:09

I read one page at the airport bookshop. Hated the style, and it seemed to be short on actual ideas.

Smartleatherbag Mon 10-Nov-14 19:21:01

I heard him interviewed on rhlstp and his misogyny shone through the whole thing.
I feel like posting on the webchat thread but I don't want to encourage his fuckwittery. The man is a sexist twat imho.

BOFster Mon 10-Nov-14 19:32:55

I think it's possible to politely raise the issue, Smartleatherbag- I've tried, anyway grin.

Smartleatherbag Mon 10-Nov-14 21:27:16

Yeah but bof, you'll do it in a far more eloquent way than I! I'd just be rude! :-D

PuffinsAreFicticious Tue 11-Nov-14 00:20:12

I was told, when I commented on a thread about how lovely he is on upworthy, that he isn't a misogynist. By a lot of people. A lot of very angry people who had masculine names. Funny that, eh?

I was told to actually listen to what he says, so I did and I can safely say that he is a comets and utter arse. And a misogynist.

FuckOffGerbil Tue 11-Nov-14 07:56:51

OP are you going to ask your question on that thread? It would be quite interesting to see! Not only does he only see women as not politically intelligent enough to read his book hmm but they are purely decorative.

Zazzles007 Tue 11-Nov-14 08:49:20

Brand is a disgraceful, fraudulent, sexist, hippy twat...

I'm afraid I agree with Joe on this one, and I'm not even in the UK. From the little that I see of RB, he is a dick.

And is this what you were referring to Buffy? grin

Russell Brand vs. Blur - Parklife

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