I’ve begun silently fighting back against jerks on the subway who sit as spread out as possible. Basically I match your stance.
This guy was sitting on the train with his knees splayed and his hands on the seat to either side of him. So I slowly backed up into the seat next to him forcing him to either move his hand or have me sit on it. Then I spread my knees equally wide and stuck my elbows out just as far.
It’s amazing how uncomfortable this makes men.
Eventually he closed his knees more (so I closed mine.) The ladies across from me noticed this silent warfare and were slightly confused. When he finally got off the train and I sat like a “lady” they realized what I did and grinned at me.
Yep. This is my new thing to do on the subway.
ur a little rebel i like u
You know why most guys sit like that?
It’s a body language signal known as a “crotch display” and it’s used to show dominance/confidence.
This is why guys get uncomfortable when women do this, and also why women are told to sit “like a lady” - basically, without the crotch display. When women do it, they’re telling all the dudes that they’re either stronger or on equal standing with them.
So I say right on, ladies! Go for it.
WE DO NOT SIT WITH OUT LEGS SPREAD BECAUSE WE WANT TO ‘SEXUALLY DOMINATE THE SCENE’ OR WHATEVER BULLCRAP YOU WANT TO COME UP WITH.
WE SIT LIKE THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE TESTICLES IN THE MIDDLE THAT ARE FUCKING SENSITIVE TO HEAT AND PRESSURE, MAKING IT MORE COMFORTABLE TO SPREAD OUR LEGS.
WE CLOSE OURS WHEN YOU ‘IMITATE’ US BECAUSE WE REALISE YOU WANT MORE SPACE AND SO WE BE POLITE AND GIVE IT TO YOU
WE SIT LIKE THIS ANYWHERE
HOW ARE WE OPRESSING YOU WHEN WE SIT LIKE THIS ON OUR OWN, IN PRIVATE?
NOT EVERYTHING IS THE GODDAMN PATRIARCHY
I have to agree with the above comment.
I don’t sit with my legs to assert some form of dominance or confidence — I sit like that because I don’t like to crush my BALLS.
If I’m taking up too much space, please, by all means inform me and I will correct my sitting. Just talk to me like a person, and don’t make it about gender.
Not EVERYTHING has to be about gender.
I will sit with my legs open, because I, Codot, am more comfortable that way. I’m not a MAN trying to show all the WOMEN that I am THE MIGHTIEST. I’m not stating I’m better than you by holding my legs apart.
So here’s a thing, maybe instead of being “clever” and slowly spreading yourself out to prove a point, you give a modicum of respect and just ASK ME TO MOVE MY LEG.
I will not be offended, I will not be upset, I will apologize and move my leg back. It will be uncomfortable, sure, but LIFE is uncomfortable, and I deal with it.
Again, it’s just some fucking respect for your fellow HUMAN BEING.
I really hope somebody does this to me, I’d announce really loud “I HAVE GIANT BALLS AND A TINY DICK, PLEASE STOP PUSHING YOUR LEG AGAINST MINE, ITS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR MY GIANT BALLS TO ME SMUSHED LIKE TWO HAIRY CLEMINTINES ON THIS HOT SWEATY SMELLY BUS”
ITT: People legitimizing shitty behavior with Feminist® Brand pseudo-science.
Aiya Van Kooten everyone
When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
This is the best story of my life
“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!!
Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!
This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.
there’s a supernatural episode about this that is pure warning against it
Sweet merciful fuck, my wants!
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