Friday, September 07, 2012

This Little Girl Is Amazing

I think it will be quite sometime before this Russian teacher yells at a kid this way again or pokes them in the head. The good part happens at :54.

64 comments:

EmEyeKay said...

Oh gawd. I just spit out my turkey bacon. That little girl! How awesome!

I would have kicked him, too, if someone was poking my head like that.

Court said...

that's cool...but is this legit? i mean, how did it happen to be filmed?

Privacy said...

Good for her!! But I wonder what happened to her.

tealily said...

I wondered the same thing, Court.

djphob said...

I'm not even going to watch this video. This is exactly what irks me about people today. The teacher was wrong but two wrongs do not make a right! You don't get to just do whatever you want because someone is being an asshole.

Baka Neko said...

Is that really a good reaction to being poked in the head?Wouldn't using words have been a better choice?

Maja. With a J. said...

I think it depends on how many times you've been yelled at, berated, and poked in the head in front of your classmates. Maybe she just had enough. I hope her punishment wasn't too severe...

smashbash said...

I don't know how you can really defend a grow man yelling at a child who looks to be no more then 10 then poking her in the head repeatedly. Seriously!? She was scared! She kicked him and ran out of the class room. Probably crying. Looking for another adult to comfort her. Poor little girl.
I hope this guy is no longer a teacher.

smashbash said...

Baka neko- I hope you being sarcastic. What 10 year old do you know that would stand up to a 200 pound man yelling at them, in a calm tone of voice?

WW said...

Hurray for that little girl! That teacher is a total bully and an asshole and every other bad word I can think of. I think this got filmed secretly by a kid in class who also had had enough of his shit. That little girl was just standing there with her head down and feeling so ashamed. Good for her! I hope this goes viral.

Roman Holiday said...

I love this little girl!!!

That teacher should be banned from teaching! Two wrongs don't make a right? Really - that man is a bully!!!!!

trogdor said...

In Soviet Russia, child discipline you!

I think this is a Russian thing. My Quantum Mechanics/Electrodynamics prof was a lady from Moscow, her husband was our Optics prof from the Ukraine. He would stop the class and stare if you said something stupid, like an endless stare for 2,3 minutes and she would go off for about 15 minutes on why Americans had issues understanding basic science - in a QM class!! HA! Nice couple though, I do miss them sometimes...

Agent**It said...

I think it's Entwood's fake daughter:)

g.strathmore said...

This girl is awesome. More little girls should learn to defend themselves. Maybe there would be fewer successful pedophiles out there. Regarding Russians, I had a very kind Russian mathematics professor. He was Jewish, although I don't know if that matters culturally.

Snoopy said...

I say good on her!! Two wrongs do not make a right? Pah - if she was my little girl, I would take her out for ice-cream - lol

auntliddy said...

Good for her!! Teacher-(?)- was getting more and more abusive. I hooe he still cant pee!

mngddess said...

djphob - Two wrongs don't make a right?? This little girl was defending herself against a BULLY. GOOD FOR HER. What do you expect her to do - tell the principal? Probably wouldn't do any good. I bet this teacher does this all the time.

good 'ol me said...

i love russia!
that's one frustrated teacher. hopefully that kick to his nuts cleared his sinuses.

camembert said...

Based on body language, I'd say this girl has been berated like this by this teacher before and she probably had had enough. I don't really blame her.

That said, this clearly takes place somewhere in Eastern Europe or Russia. Slavic culture; they don't coddle children the way we do in the US, and their normal talking voice sounds like yelling to us.

Meh. But it's always fun to see a guy get kicked in the nuts.

Interplanet Janet said...

GOOD FOR HER! I hope that teacher was fired. What a dick.

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Sarah said...

Her body language made me sad. She looked like she'd been berated a lot. If the video is real, that's awful.

ozzyinch said...
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djphob said...

@mngddess

Telling the principal won't do any good but this will? I didn't say he didn't deserve it but I still don't approve.

Shelly said...

I agree with Court - this seems kind of staged to me. But, it would be awesome if it's real.

Roxxx said...

@djphob:
With all due respect, how can you condemn her actions without seeing what led to it?

And I'm afraid I disagree with you as I think it will do some good, because maybe he'll think twice before he's tempted to bully his pupils again.

If you watch the video, you can see that he's getting more and more angry, to the point he starts being physically aggressive. And she's not doing anything to provoke him, just standing there while he shouts at her.

It's also obvious that he enjoys humiliating the little kid and it's unlikely that this is the first time he's done this. He's far too comfortable in how aggressive he's being. There's not self-control there at all.

I'm not surprised another kid taped it, the teacher would have a greater position of power and authority over the children so his word is more likely to be believed than theirs.

It can be hard enough as an adult to express how one feels, let alone a little kid whose being berated and humiliated. I don't blame her for reacting that way at all - good on her.

dia papaya said...

Do we have any Russian speakers out there that could translate?

I love the part of the friend sticking out his tongue (when he pans to the right).

Good for her! Kick him!!! Someone taught her what to do.

And why is there a GIANT UK flag above the chalk board. Are they in UK and not Russia?

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trouble bubble said...

I speak Russian. And though his tone and poking the girl is inappropriate, the words he says are not very abusive

He says something like: "Do you know, what the lesson right now is? English? Right, it's English. Do you know that there are pronouns in English as well as in Russian. The first pronoun is I, I means I. The second one is You. Do you know what you means?" And at that point he begins to poke the girl on her head and she punches him

trouble bubble said...

I will listen to it again in case I have missed something rude

trouble bubble said...

I listened to it again and the rudest thing he says is: "Where did they get kids like that from?" Which meant that they were not smart. He says: "You (in English) means you(in Russian)", when he starts poking her.

Texshan said...

I'm with djphob. This guy was being too aggressive with this little girl, but her kicking him was inappropriate, too. I really, really hope those of you who are all, "Yeah! Hooray for Russian kid!" rethink your reactions before having kids yourself. Children who go around responding to things with violence will eventually meet up with someone more violent than them and pay the price. No, he shouldn't have been berating her or touching her in any way. But she should have just gone home and told her mom and/or dad about how he acted and let them pursue it. I had two very abusive teachers myself in school, starting with my first grade teacher, and rather than dealing with them myself (I was a kid, it wasn't my place to do so), I told my mother and she dealt with them. Those of you who think what the kid did was great apparently plan on teaching your children that they should respond to negativity with violence, and that adults (including teachers) shouldn't be respected. Guess what? That's how come we have so many horrible brats running around wild now.

ChasingHeaven said...

I don't care, if you have to shame and humiliate a child in front of others in effort to teach your lesson you should be kicked in the balls. F this guy. I doubt he treats others his own size this way and for good reason. Jerkoff.

ChasingHeaven said...

By the way, in case you've forgotten, this is a CHILD. With a CHILD'S brain. She's not going to sit back and select appropriate words on handle the situation or calmly approach a principal. What world do you live in? I bet she's been berated like this multiple times before this reaction and this is also likely why it's been filmed in the first place. Everyone has a limit. EVERYONE.

Kayla Studavent said...

Here's the thing I don't think anyone is taking into account, this child is young obviously, looks like she's probably in grade school, she obviously was really upset, she had the right to be the teacher was shouting at her, and poking her in the head, not cool nor professional, he's the adult here, he should have acted like it.

jax said...

"More little girls should learn to defend themselves. Maybe there would be fewer successful pedophiles out there."

G. Strathmore you are a fucking tool.

Nina Roux said...

I will teach my child self defense, and when a grown man, a stranger (first day of school, right?) is screaming, being aggressive, humiliating her, becoming physically abusive (who knows how far he would have gone?), she too will defend herself and run to find a safe adult to talk tell. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. She took it until it got physical, then protected herself.
Anyone saying it was the girl's place to diffuse the situation, just take it, or not stand up for herself is I DON'T KNOW WHAT. I'm lost for words. Maybe Elizabeth Smart's parents could have learned something from this video.

g.strathmore said...

@jax, why am I a tool?

@Texshan, I completely disagree with you. I think one of the biggest problems in the world is that girls are brought up to be weak, to always be "sweet" and polite and obedient, and to expect others to take care of and protect them. That is why women are perpetually victims of crimes perpetrated by men. One of the most important lessons a parent should teach a child is to protect himself or herself from a dangerous adult. In women's self defense courses, instructors commonly state that one of biggest hurdles is getting women to fight. Women are so brainwashed into being gentle that they don't even want to hurt someone who is trying to kill or rape them. This brainwashing definitely starts in childhood.

Nina Roux said...

what g.strathmore said.

Nina Roux said...

what g.strathmore said.

dia papaya said...

Thanks for the translation Trouble Bubble!

If my little girl was in a situation like that I would want her to protect herself!

I think we are also forgetting cultural norms. I think growing up in Russia is very different than growing up in America. And I'm not trying to put down Russia in any way. I have several amazing Russian friends. Sometimes things are just different. I'm not condoning it, but sometimes things are different.

Inger said...

The video looks totally staged/fake.

feraltart said...

g.strathmore, very well put. Women's politeness gets them in trouble too, e.g. Getting into elevators with men they don't like the feel of.

Texshan said...

Strathmore, her being a girl plays no part in my argument. I don't care what sex a child is, unless they are in actual danger there is no excuse for violence. While the teacher was being overly aggressive and should not have touched her (which I clearly stated in my first post), she was not in any danger. I am NOT excusing the teacher's behavior in ANY way; he was completely out of line, and, if this is how he behaves he has no business being in a classroom. But the child wasn't in the "right" here, either. If I could go home from first grade and tell my mother what was going on in the classroom, so could this girl. People, she wasn't in any danger, she wasn't being physically "abused," she wasn't being confronted with a pervert. If she were my child, I would expect her to say and do nothing in this particular situation, come home, tell me what happened, and let me, THE ADULT, deal with it.

Nina Roux said...

The point is SHE FELT she was in danger. When you're a kid, you don't know. And, sorry, if someone is treating my kid that way that is all TEXT BOOK behavior for my child to use self defense. Under any circumstances.

g.strathmore said...

For the record, before anyone gets angry at each other, I'd just like to say that I love all of you and respect all of your opinions. Except SingleGuyForLifeWhateverHisNameIs. I think he might be a serial killer.

mngddess said...

No teacher should be verbally humiliating and then putting his hands on a child. I taught my daughter from the very beginning if anyone confronts you or is physically or verbally abusive to defend yourself if you have to and tell me immediately.

ureallyannoyme said...

Gawker had this video on Sept. 5th and added an update that it seems to be a viral ad to promote the name change of a Russian video music channel.

I can't paste URLS from here but article is called "Nutty English teacher brought down by ballsy Pupil." I did a quick search and didn't see anything that refuted the update. If I missed it, my apologies of course.

Gawker called it "giving the ol' Bobby Hill" which made me laugh because that's my favorite episode. That's MY purse!

doctressjulia said...

Abusive, rageaholic man is abusive towards girl, girl fights back! POW! NUT-SHOT! LOVE IT! Gotta replay it like 5 times... XD

Texshan said...

I guess I just have a vastly different idea of what constitutes "abuse" than some of you.

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Sueno Mucho said...

My parents moved my sister and I all over the world. Some places we were at risk for kidnapping. They always empowered us and said if anyone bothered us, or started a fight, we could defend ourselves and they would back us up, that we would never be in trouble with them. Protect yourself and we would figure it all out later. My parents didn't raise aggressive kids, nor were out to create conflict. But they needed us to be street smart because there was a security threat against Foreign Nationals like us. They also told us what to do if we got kidnapped--do what they tell you to do and we will do everything we can to get you back. There are times to be meek and times be assertive, knowing the appropriate times are survival skills.

What's so horrible about empowering your child to defend herself if someone becomes physical or aggressive? Sometimes you need to shut people down in order for a threat to stop, you can't wait to go home and tell you parent. You always should go home and tell your parents, but culture, timing and threat level don't allow such niceties.

g.strathmore said...

My dad gave me a far less sophisticated version of that talk when I was a kid. When I was six, he must have seen something on the news about a pedophile or something because he said to me out of the blue one day, really intensely, "If any man hurts you, try to scratch his eyes out." I was like, "Wha?" Later on, he got into a routine of making try to escape from various choke holds while he watched football on TV. I'd be, "Can I go play now?" And he was all, "If you can escape my arm bar you can." LOL. His heart was in the right place, though.

Mango said...

Well, I wouldn't go so far as to call her amazing...

baan said...

Thanks, ureallyannoyme for the info that this video is fake.

Having said that, I am appalled that so many adults are defending a child assaulting her teacher in the classroom. As a classroom teacher, I know the frustration of managing a classroom full of other people's children. And I know several teachers who were physically attacked by their students, and not in self defense.

I was educated in a country where teachers humiliate and beat children as part of routine discipline. This is still accepted and practiced in just about every country in the world except the US, where one weird look or a slip of the tongue from a teacher can lead to spurious allegations and expensive lawsuits against school districts.

Young children need to learn RESPECT and be disciplined properly--I don't mean abused, but properly disciplined. I don't condone corporal punishment or verbal abuse, but this attitude of "children need to learn to defend themselves from awful teachers" is one of the many reasons our educational system sucks today. That is the wrong message to take from this video.

And who gets the bulk of the blame when children, already scarred from years of bad or lax parenting, fare poorly academically and socially?

Teachers.

csproat said...

@baan

Excuse me...SHE assaulted HIM?
She weighs like 60 lbs....he's like 200??!
His verbal attack becomes physical...and SHE assaults HIM?!

Tell me exactly how SHE is disrespecting HIM?!?!.!

Texshan said...

Baan, I totally agree with you.

Csproat, she supposedly kicked the dude in the nuts. That's assault. He tapped her on the head -- which he shouldn't have done -- but her "reaction" was completely OTT.

People, enough with the stories of how your parents told you to defend yourself against people who posed a danger to you. That is a totally different scenario. This event supposedly took place in a classroom full of kids, the teacher wasn't touching her in a sexual or violent way, and she was never in any "danger." To talk about how kids need to protect themselves from predators is comparing apples and oranges.

B said...

She's great! If someone poked my kid in the head and humiliated them like that I would do much worse!

Sueno Mucho said...

@ Texshan
I can see your point of view, but I was raised in a different world. Your choices are right for you and your family.
I would want to err on the side of caution and have my child defend herself. I've worked with sexual assault victims. We send children mixed signals. Mom and dad should never tell little kids to hug and kiss people visiting the house. Adults needs to respect a child's boundaries and personal space.
When someone is 3x your size and is yelling and becomes physical, I think it is a natural human response to defend yourself--I want a child to feel it is NOT okay to have their personal space invaded. Yes, if this were a real event, she could have handled the situation better, but I'd rather have a kid be safe after feeling threatened and sort it all out later. Once a kid recognizes that inner voice telling them there might be danger, the last thing I want to do is stamp out their intuition which could save their life. It's all how our world view is shaped, I know mine is unusual and I will respectfully disagree with you.

Inger said...

Could you guys please calm down and pay attention to what someone wrote earlier? This video is STAGED. It's a viral AD. And very obviously so.

Sueno Mucho said...

Inger, I know that, it even says that in my post. Relax.

Inger said...

I'm perfectly relaxed, thanks... other people apparently not so much.
No, I am not talking about you specifically, and neither was I in my other comment.

Sian said...

I agree with djphop. I can never condone violence - it is acceptable if you are truely in grave danger but this girl is not.

Plus it is worth considering that this is in Russian and we have no idea what the teacher is saying, and I expect most if not all of us know what it is normally like in a Rusdian classroom.

csproat said...

Okey dokey....it was staged...so our arguments are purely academic...
That said,
@texshan

Expecting a child who has been yelled at and then touched in...let's call it a
"an angry manner"
to respond in an "appropriate" manner is ridiculous..
She's a CHILD....wether she has either defended herself or assaulted the teacher is a matter of opinion, .....but to expect her to have the emotional tools to be able to respond as an adult would is delusional.