Swedish cops are on the look-out for a quintet of tattooed girls who dragged a 50-year-old man off his bicycle, pulled down his trousers and smalls and "sexually molested" the poor bloke. The incident happened on 8 July in Örebro, central Sweden, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports. One of the gang - described as 5' 7" tall and …
...people would be rightfully appalled if this was a female cyclist, that was pulled off her bike and sexually assaulted by four men, but since it was a bloke it's all just a joke and words like "attacked" are put into quotation marks to imply sarcasm. Wonderful.
List of suspects:
1) Swedish tourist board.
Re: Can I remember all Dara O'Briain's comments
>I've been a keen cyclist for over a decade, with many thousands of molestation free miles under my belt.
God, you must be ugly.
Re: Why did he go to the police
simple, really - so that when he's bragging about it over a pint and one of his mates calls BS, he can produce a police report as evidence of his delightful afternoon, er, I mean vicious attack.
Although I suppose I wouldn't mind if a number of young very attractive girls came up to me and made it clear that they would very much get to know me better, especially if it was one of those hypothetical situations where no one ends up pregnant, or with a funny-sounding disease, or in the bushes uncounceous less wallet,I don't think I or anyone else on this site would like very much to be pushed off their bike, pinned to the ground and groped by a number of females, especially if they are kind of scary and you don't find them all that attractive.
'Rape' fantasies are common with both men and women, but these are _fantasies_, more based around having sex with a handsome/beautiful stranger who 'makes' you do something you wanted to anyway, like the girl that you fancied from the office taking your trousers down and matter into her own hands at the christmas party. If the somehwat older and not so very attractive canteen lady (who you find scary) drags you into an empty office after you passed out from drinking too much, and removes your underwear and closes the door... you probably would mind. Possibly mutilated genitalia and pictures of your wedding tackle doing the office rounds by email withstanding.
Seeing as the poor chap reported this to the police the incident probably fell into the later category.
If you really wish to be molested sexually, then I believe that there are quite a few heavy female-only gangs in most of the major uk cities (well, I know of some in Glasgow and London anyway), who would probably grant you your wish without you shelling out for a ticket to Sweden. If you enjoy big women with lots of experience (and the scars to prove it) all clad in lovely polyester then you might just be in for a treat ;o)
You can even give the old 'reg an exclusive afterwards :o)
@Chris W RE:RE
No, ugly is being a Roman Catholic altar boy and a Boy Scout and not getting molested. So many memories I could have supressed, so little time.
Didn't know if he was coming or going...
Not necessarily what you think
The original artice is here (in Swedish):
I can see that a lot of people here are wishing they were in Sweden being 'harrassed' by young swedish beautiful girls.
Let me tell you this, in Sweden and in Scandinavian countries in general, women are free in their thoughts, but that includes themselves, so they are actually much more demanding on the man than in other countries.
Without knowing in detail, as the original article doesn't say, I don't think the girls were 'nice' to the guy in _any_way_, but they were really _harrassing_ him!
I don't want you do be discouraged to meet and interact with Scandinavian girls, though I am myself ;-) but don't you ever think it is a walk in the park! You won't find any women that are more self aware and independent than a girl from Denmark, Norway and Sweden!
You have been warned!!!
Not only in Sweeden
For those of you who don't like to exercise, go here and get your's super-sized!
Reg, please be a dear and post a followup with the location when known. Perhaps a link to Google Maps so we can do a "Directions to this location"...
And I have to say I'm in the same situation as some of the other posters - having a bit of difficulty understanding the situational details of how this could happen. Certainly a Playmobil re-enactment would clear things up. Oh, hey, and it's Friday tomorrow, how about that?...
Paris, because we don't need a followup on her location; she's always at the center of the Universe.
You're telling me that this doesn't happen to everyone else on their bike rides? After the 5th or 6th time I just sort of accepted it as the norm...
If this was the US or UK, they'd find the girls, one or more would be under 18, and the cyclist would go on the kiddyfiddler list for life.
I never thought that the things in your letters column really happened, but one day...
@ Thommy M.
Some of them should be exported to London then....
Only know a red haired Swedish in Camden, and she's the exact opposite of hot :|
There IS an IT angle!
After the first few waves of failed offshore projects, there is more acceptance that the best/economical global location for development and support is often closer to home than India. I know of at least one project that was pulled from India and moved to Sweden to save on overall cost (Quality, telecoms, power, travel, time), and even Indian outsource companies are setting up shop in places like Ireland.
In an ever more complex global model, Executives need to consider the cultural consideration to success. Even before this story, IT folk would be happier to travel to Sweden to make sure a global project succeeds.
So start “banging” the drum for IT in Sweden.. and lets see some t-shirts with “my project went to Sweden and all I got…”
As much as we are all sniggering...
.. I imagine any guy this happened to would be just as terrified as a girl in the same situation. It wasn't after they had gone that he knew they weren't going to end with a murder or at least take a souvenir (and I'm not talking about an ear here), it has happened that way before! I recall a local case here where a group of women sexually assaulted a guy by nail-gunning his knob to his belly* - more than one nail too. OUCH!
*Yes, I know some guys do this sort of thing for kicks (I do have an internet connection after-all), but this guy was definitely not consenting.
Also, this guy is now going to have to get a whole battery of tests for STDs and prey that if he has been given any, they are at least treatable.
Re: Why did he go to the police, Re: As usual... #
1) If the roles were reversed people would be up in arms. C'mon people...
2) The other problem is you're all assuming the girls were attractive. =\
Maybe the victim had a cycle computer.
Sexually related crimes are vastly under reported
There's no telling how many years, even decades this has been going on. I know that I wouldn't tolerate it. Not for more than a decade or two.
Mine's the one with the Swedish phrasebook in the pocket.
like pie ^_^
In other news...
...cyclists have been flocking into Örebro...
Warn the youtube police.
You are all making a big assumption
It could have been some 20 stone terrors with coloured in bingo wings and badly drawn arseantlers....Nowhere does it say they were standby suicide girls
Örebro is only second to Bollnäs in the "most-mind-numbingly-ugly-and-dull" provincial town stakes in Sweden because it's the hometown of luscious, pouting Nina Persson. See the lengths they'll go to there to break the monotony?
Moderatrices in training, perhaps?
Does our Divine Moderatrix have forearm tattoos?
Has there recently been an advertising campaign to attract more tourists to Sweden? or sell more bikes there?
One reason to go to the police...
He was physically hurt or injured in some way. In that situation I think I'd want payback too.
The girls were mentally ill..
They were cyclepaths.
@ Peter Rasmussen, and others...
<<I don't want you do be discouraged to meet and interact with Scandinavian girls, though I am myself ;-) >>
Thought to self: Surely Peter is a man's name...
@ GrahamT. Maybe they're cyclepaths because their trickcyclist diagnosed them as such.
Same in Finland. The ladies take the initiative as much as the men. Glad there's few cctv cameras here - from what I've seen this summer walking through the park.....Ooh, missus!
@ Chris Harden
that's two things
He was right to go to the police...
...and the police were right to treat this as a serious assault and investigate accordingly.
I was sexually assualted in a similar manner when I was 14 years old by two girls right out in the schoolyard. What scarred me from that experience was not merely the sexual assault itself, but the fact that I WAS PUNISHED with a week's detention for swearing at the girls while trying to get them off me - that and the fact that the two girls got away scot-free. And two weeks after this, the Year 9 sex-education class called in a feminist "professor"; we were assembled in the school gym, boys on the left, girls on the right. This feminist made the girls out to be innocent little victims and told them that if a boy said this to them or did that to them, they could go and talk to this women's counsellor or that women's-only support group, while she told the boys that we were not allowed to say this or do that to the girls, and gleefully described the punishments that would be inflicted on us if we did. Coming right after the assault, that pretty well did it for me.
(Sarah Bee, if you want to know why my comments on these subjects are always so virulently opposed to feminism, now you know.)
So you see I'm in a position to understand what this guy felt and why he went to the police. But the worst perpetrators of the double standard under discussion here aren't the feminists, its all the obviously sex-deprived and desperate commentards in here wanting it to happen to them. This perpetuates the myth that men are only interested in sex and will take it any way they can, and it undermines the position of those of us who actually have brains that do more than react to our gonads. If you guys are really that desperate, go and pay a hooker, but don't sell our (or your) rights and dignity down the river just so you can get laid!
Why oh Why....
Couldn't it have been me :(
Paris cause she can molest me to!
But there is an IT angle..
Because they did IT with him..
anon for obvious reasons.. although I feel one extremely bad joke a day is an entitlement.
I work with someone like you, He is a 40 year old virgin as well
People who make jokes about this sort of stuff seriously under estimate the impact any form of sexual assault has on people, of either gender, rape is rape people, its far more about power then any sexual act.
If the Police want any help with the reconstruction, just count me in. I'm willing to travel!
Must say, this sounds a bit like some guys fantasy!
Unless this was a consenting fantasy enactment ...
... I can't imagine that "Fucking? Why certainly" would be anyone's first thought whilst collecting road rash (or worse, as pavement is fairly unforgiving), getting stripped and groped, and wondering if her/his time and dignity is all the perps will take. Almost like a day at airport security, except the bike and pavement parts.
As much as I keep trying, I can never get this sort of thing happen to me.
I even use the latest mens toiletries that are supposed to make women swarm to you like flies.
Or maybe it just draws flies... *sigh* Time for a new Manly Man Man Scent, I s'pose.
@ those people righteously complaining about it being sexual assault
...and wondering why it's a sniggering article here, perhaps you could ask the male journalist and the first dozen or so presumably male commenters why they didn't perceive it that way.
Because if you're trying to suggest because everyone would be up in arms if it was a woman being assaulted, that's right. We (should) know it's disgusting when women get assaulted - raising awareness of the effects of sexual assault is one of feminism's achievements. But don't blame feminism for the idiocy of certain men (and some women, maybe) who think that sexual assault is a joking matter, no matter what the gender of the person concerned.
@ Steve Roper
I agree with you, brother, except on one part...
"If you guys are really that desperate, go and pay a hooker, but don't sell our (or your) rights and dignity down the river just so you can get laid!"
Men sell out all the time; isn't that what marriage is all about ??!
Bonus points: Is the "about" pertaining to hooking, or selling rights, dignity, et. al. down the river to get laid??!
booking a flight to Sweden now
with any luck I will run into them and get assaulted too :D
In other countries you can wait your whole life away for something as cool as that!
Has no one considered the possibility that the "sexual molestation" might have taken the form of, say, awkwardly-shaped objects being inserted into his rectum?
Still queuing up? I'm sure some of you are...
Someone who was forced into something whilst outnumbered deserves insulting? I sincerely hope that you never learn why everyone, not just women, deserve protection from assault.