Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train

a classic among public assertions of privilege
42nd St. Shuttle, New York

42nd St. Shuttle, New York

if you’re curious

There are actual reasons men sit like that. It’s biomechanically complex - but it can be boiled down to ‘narrower hips’. When men sit down, their legs naturally fall that way. They are not sitting that way to bother you any more than people with large asses are taking up space to bother you.

I guess mocking this could be considered comedy on some level - but I thought I’d just drop you a line with the truth of the matter in case you happen to be curious.

pleases me to see this kind of preemptive anxiety about being mocked. welcome to Men Defending Their Balls.

F train to bklyn

F train to bklyn

memeoppression asked: Wow, what a shitty blog. Not only do you upload pictures of men without their permission (which, while legal, is more disrespectful than spreading your legs a bit on a train could ever be) but you also prove that third-wave feminism is undoubtably a joke with it. Out of all the problems in the world that this blog could have been about, it became a catalog of dudes spreading their legs while sitting. Wow, fuck patriarchy! These poor oppressed women that have to feel a knee against them!

Wow, what a shitty blog [not a bad start]. Not only do you upload pictures of men without their permission (which [a not-only-but-also construction unfolding a parenthetical subordinate clause—looks like we have a pro on our hands], while legal [this is an interesting bid for credibility], is more disrespectful than spreading your legs a bit [an understatement that’s more convincing because it’s enfolded] on a train could ever be) but you also prove that third-wave [almost no one can correctly hyphenate a compound modifier—props for this] feminism [this is a bit elliptical, no? are you saying I should pursue a fourth wave or, like, refocus on universal suffrage?] is undoubtably [spelling] a joke with it [man, almost, but a prepositional phrase that repeats the subject at the end of the sentence definitely makes it looks like the structure you chose was a little much for you]. Out of all the problems in the world that this blog could have been about [“a blog” would have been a bit stronger here, since if it were focused on a different problem it wouldn’t be “this” blog], it became [in what sense did it “become”? I think you’re writing from an idea that bloggers start by opening the Tumblr template page then asking themselves what the main problem in the world is] a catalog of dudes spreading their legs while sitting [your prose is fine but its edge is a little dull, and in combination with your bitterness leaves me with a portrait of a person with intelligence who is unable to create—am I right?]. Wow, fuck patriarchy [I totally am right—you’re the one with a blog of gifs and nature photos, whose tagline says “this website is fucking retarded lol bye,” a statement I think you believe, ironized a little by your participation in “bye”—are you okay?]! These poor oppressed women that have to feel a knee against them! [I’ve never seen a .vu address like yours before—apparently that’s from Vanatu, huh, interesting]

a-jedi-like-my-father-before-me asked: Have you heard of penises and testicles? Kind of make it a bit hard to sit like a girl does when guys have sensitive stuff between their legs that would get crushed if they did and women don't.

omg you have earned last place in our poem Men Defending Their Balls

A train.

A train.