By David Futrelle
An Australian man was just convicted of maliciously burning down the house he had handed over to his ex-wife in a divorce settlement. Naturally, the regulars on the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit are embracing him as a hero.
Last August, Krste Kovacevski poured kerosene throughout his ex’s house in Wollongong, near Sydney, before setting it on fire. The elderly arsonist, who quickly confessed to police, was arrested nearby watching the house burn. His excuse? He told police “I lost everything so I’ve got nothing to worry [about].”
Kovacevski seems to be quite the charmer indeed. In May, he was caught on tape attacking a reporter covering the trial, repeatedly punching and kicking the man and trying to put out a cigarette on his shirt. After the guilty verdict, he grabbed a microphone from another reporter and threw it on the ground.
In the MGTOW subreddit, the regulars saw his malicious act of arson as an attempt to symbolically even the score, as it were, for men “raped” by divorce. And as a blow against male homelessness, sort of.
“It’s a sad reality that there are more homeless men than women,” wrote the OP.
Fortunately this fellow tried to even the gender ratio. After being rendered homeless by divorce, he decided that his ex-wife should enjoy the same privilege. Because equality!
Most of the other commenters were similarly enthusiastic about the arson. Someone called DangZagnut wrote
I completely am on board with this. “If I can’t have it, no one can” Burning shit to the ground is completely justified when things you have are being taken away.
Slash and burn.
iamlikethewindbaby hoped that the arson would help men get better settlements in divorce cases.
The more often this happens, the less often unfair divorce settlements happens. Everyone wants to be part of a revolution, no one wants to start one.
Good for this guy. If I’m on the jury I’m not writing down anything other than not guilty.
newMGTOW was happy Kovacevski was able to put his ex-wife, from whom he had been separated since 1991, in her place.
Yep, if you’re 75 and just lost everything you worked your entire life for you’re gonna say fuck it, statistically he only has 5 more years of life left. I love what he did, it showed what a joke the system is and he showed that bitch who is really boss
For those itching to tell their own personal bitches who the boss is, but too timid to go the arson route, neutron_ had some other suggestions:
Try doing sneaky things like pest infestations, wood eating bugs to weaken the foundation, etc.
cheesymold suggested raising money for Kovacevski in hopes that this would encourage more men to burn down their ex’s homes.
Anybody want to start a kickstarter for this hero? We need to incentivize this kind of thing. Obviosuly not advocating violence but justice for men.
Dberp had a similar idea.
I’m thinking of starting something like a Divorced Men’s Relief Fund. A non-profit charity designed to swoop in and assist with special cases.
In this example, NOT giving him money (because the ex could turn around and sue him again for it) but perhaps renting out a nice place under the organization name for him to live his remaining few years stress free and rent free as a thank you for making an example that brings unfair divorces into public conversation.
Or at least makes it the subject of a Saturday circle-jerk amongst some of the worst human beings on planet earth.