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Woman Gets Her Revenge On A Guy Manspreading On The Train, And We're Trying This Next Time

Woman Gets Her Revenge On A Guy Manspreading On The Train, And We're Trying This Next Time
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3 months ago

Ah, manspreading. For those who don't know what this is, it's a word that has recently come into our lexicon to reference the way men like to take up space in public places, like subways, theatres, airplanes, basically anywhere a man can sit. I've experienced it many a time, sitting somewhere, minding my own business, only to feel someone's leg pressing into mine. I look over and inevitably see some guy who has no regard for personal space, and then I am forced to make myself as small as possible so that I'm not being touched by a stranger for the duration of my ride, or a movie, or a show.

Well, one intrepid woman has decided a way that she is going to fight back...

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Immediately, people agreed, some adding their explanations for the practice...

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But of course, a man had to enter the conversation to explain to all the lady-folk why they were wrong...

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Ah, the old 'but my nuts' defense. Firstly, no one's balls are that big, and if they are, you should go see a doctor. Secondly, I hate to pull this card, but I am a trans woman. Having lived both sides of the coin, as they say, this is about how men are raised to believe they should take up space, and women are raised to believe they should make themselves as small as possible. It's not about a man consciously going 'I'm going to spread my legs to exert dominance over this space,' it's a subconscious display of dominance ingrained in men as something they have a right to.

Obviously, some guys weren't enlightened enough to see it this way...

And this guy tried to make a false equivalence...

Women put their bags on seats to prevent men from sitting next to them so that they don't have to sit next to someone invading their personal space by manspreading.

But the false equivalencies continued...

Sure, there are women who take up too much space in public spaces too, but that is rare. It is far more ubiquitous among men.

But at least there was this recognition...

Dear men, your balls aren't that sensitive. Try listening to women for once.

H/T: Bored Panda