Misogyny as political weapon

16 01 2014

Anyone who has watched a raucous comedy on stage at one of the comedy cafes around town knows that they can be pretty raunchy as well. Seldom, however, do they descend into base misogyny. The anti-democrats, who operate stages and try to be entertaining for the people blowing their tops and whistles, are in quite a different category and their political rhetoric has displayed a base misogyny for some time.

The first time we mentioned this in a post was back in May, when Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was denounced as a “slut” or “whore” for daring to stand up for democratic governance. Democrat Party semi-leader Abhisit Vejjajiva added to this personalized attack when he showed that the “educate” people can also be base and crude by decrying Yingluck as unintelligent, presumably compared to the intellectual giants on his side of politics:

Over the past few days there have been a series of reports at various newspapers and blogs, detailing some quite horrid attacks on Yingluck. There’s the remarkable piece of “educate” nastiness from a Naresuan University lecturer on the anti-democrat stage, Dr. Chak Phanchuphet (ผศ.ดร.จักษ์ พันธ์ชูเพชร) on 22 December 2013. He essentially accused Yingluck of being a slut and offered to send around a large group of men to entice her into sex or in one interpretation, rape her.Misogynist crap

Then there’s the case of medical doctor Prasert Vasinanukorn of the Faculty of Medicine at Prince of Songkhla University. This misogynist, supported by his “educate” colleagues mocked Yingluck, again as a slut.

The nastiness of these “educate” types has spilled over to the mob that follows them, with nasty, misogynist posters being displayed. (This one sent to us is doing the rounds of journalists but is unlikely to make it into the “educate” English-language media.)

These presumably well-educated fellows apparently think it some kind of political act to attack opponents with sexualized slander. Potty mouthing, gutter sniping and trash talking is an aspect of the fascist promotion of masculinity.


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23 01 2014
Latest from anti-democrats | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] This response has been from some extremists and from groups traditionally royalist, such as senior medical professionals. Second, the claim that “rally stages are packed every night with people from all […]

23 01 2014
Latest from anti-democrats | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] This response has been from some extremists and from groups traditionally royalist, such as senior medical professionals. Second, the claim that “rally stages are packed every night with people from all […]

19 02 2014
Comedic Academic Institute of Public Media | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] the subject of real hate speech in 2010, being tagged as buffaloes, scum, terrorists and worse? Where was Time when real hate speech was directed at Yingluck? Not hard to guess, is […]

19 02 2014
Comedic Academic Institute of Public Media | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] the subject of real hate speech in 2010, being tagged as buffaloes, scum, terrorists and worse? Where was Time when real hate speech was directed at Yingluck? Not hard to guess, is […]

9 03 2014
Women and political civility | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] notably, because it has been so high profile, the misogynist attacks on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have been savage. Laddawan pointed out that Yingluck had suffered “rights violations, insults […]

9 03 2014
Women and political civility | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] notably, because it has been so high profile, the misogynist attacks on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have been savage. Laddawan pointed out that Yingluck had suffered “rights violations, insults and […]

25 06 2014
Capturing universities | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] “academics” also got involved with the anti-democrats as speakers and leaders, often reproducing misogynist rants. Not all academics are anti-democrats, but like academic medical departments, many university […]

25 06 2014
Capturing universities | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Some “academics” also got involved with the anti-democrats as speakers and leaders, often reproducing misogynist rants. Not all academics are anti-democrats, but like academic medical departments, many university […]

18 09 2014
Ignorant misogynist | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] red shirt protesters for being killed by the Army. His view was that they ran in front of bullets. Misogynist rants were common at the elite-dominated anti-democrat rallies. In this context, Prayuth is speaking in exactly the same terms that much of Thailand’s elite […]

2 07 2015
Blame Yingluck for climate change | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Shinawatra has been blamed for many things by her political opponents. Some of the accusations descended to base misogyny. In a report at the Bangkok Post, Nipon Poapongsakorn of the royalist Thailand Development Research […]

2 07 2015
Blame Yingluck for climate change | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Shinawatra has been blamed for many things by her political opponents. Some of the accusations descended to base misogyny. In a report at the Bangkok Post, Nipon Poapongsakorn of the royalist Thailand Development Research […]

2 02 2016
“Gender equality will weaken Thailand” | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] weapon. It wasn’t that long ago that those calling for Prayuth to make a coup repeatedly attacked former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as a “slut” or “whore” for daring to stand up for democratic governance. At around the same time, Democrat Party leader […]

2 02 2016
“Gender equality will weaken Thailand” | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] weapon. It wasn’t that long ago that those calling for Prayuth to make a coup repeatedly attacked former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as a “slut” or “whore” for daring to stand up for democratic governance. At around the same time, Democrat Party leader […]

29 07 2017
Punishment | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] her place.” He’s “teaching” her to know her submissive place. Of course, other royalist lads have derided Yingluck for being a woman in their man’s […]

29 07 2017
Punishment | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] her place.” He’s “teaching” her to know her submissive place. Of course, other royalist lads have derided Yingluck for being a woman in their man’s […]

24 01 2019
Anti-democrats and twisted justice | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] confirmed that misogyny is an acceptable political weapon. That’s to be expected as both the civilian anti-democrats and military misogynists have been comfortable attacking Yingluck as a woman and women in […]

25 01 2019
Anti-democrats and twisted justice | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] confirmed that misogyny is an acceptable political weapon. That’s to be expected as both the civilian anti-democrats and military misogynists have been comfortable attacking Yingluck as a woman and women in […]