Miss Winder, who is 5ft 3in, said he began abusing her from his car and beeping at her at the station in Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, after she paid for fuel. Mr Turner, a teacher, then approached her and began aggressively making obscene gestures.The bounder! The cad!
But Miss Winder used a secret weapon to defend herself from the abuse. She said: “I studied jiu jitsu from 2015 to 2017 and then did a women’s self-defence course which specialises in situations like that.
“It teaches you how to analyse the situation you’re in with aggressive men. He was a prime example of the type of people you get in these kinds of situations.”But he didn't physically attack you, did he? You attacked him! Which seems unwise in the circumstances.
Miss Winder, 23, scuffled with Mr Turner, punching him in the face before he grappled her on to the bonnet of his car. He had to be dragged off by an onlooker.A male onlooker, I suspect, after Miss Winder's sense of grievance wrote a check her 5ft3" body couldn't actually cash....
On the first day of the trial in November, Mr Turner said he was frustrated by the length of time Miss Winder took paying in the station, which is why he beeped the horn.
When Ed Fish, defending, asked if this was a reasonable response, Mr Turner said: “I don’t know. If swearing and shouting is aggressive, then I was aggressive.”Whereupon the prosecution started to weep quietly..!
The case against Miss Winder, of Taunton Road, Bevendean, was dropped at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday after new evidence came to light which made for an unfair trial.
Magistrate Peter Sutton told her: “Your case has been dropped because of evidence which was available which the Crown has not disclosed.”Hmmm, lot of that going around lately, isn't there?
But Miss Winder, an aspiring child psychologist, says she should never have been in this position in the first place, and it has merely added to months of hell for her.Sounds a bit like you brought it on yourself. And equally, sounds like you're not too unhappy at doing so, either:
She also had a message for other women who have been subjected to such abuse at the hands of men.
“I feel like it’s something that needs to be addressed,” she said. “There are a lot of women going through this sort of thing.
There are men that can be quite bullish.”
“They need to stay strong.”So to sum up, a man shouts abuse, you get handy, it all goes wrong for you, and only the legendary incompetence of the state gets you out of the hole you've dug?
Another triumph for modern feminism, I think you'll agree.