Simon Jardak, a Sydney man, pissed a woman off on the road over a “lane change”. (I’m guessing that this was a rude and/or dangerous lane change, but that isn’t elaborated in the news article). The woman waved her pinky at him. He lost the plot, eventually throwing a bottle at her, which hit her car. He was fined all of $400 for this assault, and now he’s mad. And guess why? This pathetic hoon claims that he was just defending himself after she “sexually assaulted” him, and that the fine is unfair.
Jardak blamed his malicious damage charge on the RTA’s anti-speeding campaign, in which hoons are mocked with wagging little fingers, suggesting they have tiny penises.
Jardak told the ABC his digital diminishment was sparked by a clash with a female motorist over a lane change. “She started flashing her lights, sticking her finger up, which didn’t offend me too much, but then she started to use that [little pinky] gesture and I was offended by it,” he said.
“So I took offence, because, you know, any man would, and I got a bit angry and we had a bit of an argument, sort of, you know, gestures, and then I just threw my bottle out the window.”
The “little pinky” gesture towards a man was akin to sexual assault, Jardak said. “I just was angry and I threw it out the window, and I ended up hitting her car, and I get charged pretty much for being sexually assaulted by her, you know what I mean,” he said.
“If I said something about a girl, something she had, if I had mentioned they were small, I think they would be offended, too “¦ I regret it now, but being assaulted has affected me and offended me.”
So, let me get this straight. Women should be hurling objects at any and every asshat, numpty and pillock who wolf-whistles, remarks, or gestures at us in any way that may be interpreted as a comment on our body shape, size or attributes? We get to label those comments and gestures “sexual assault”, and we’re perfectly justified in retaliating with physical violence? Are you sure you want that, little fella?
All aboard the failtrain, Jardak. Watch the step.
[hat tip to Morgaine]