Well that’s… that’s all of life, right? I mean, it’s just the constant. It’s the cycle.
It is growth, then decay, then transformation.
OK I LOOKED UP GADRIEL’S NAME TO FIND OUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAID AND HOLY SHIT ASDFGHJKL;
NO NOPE NAW
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.
This is 100% true and I’m glad someone mentioned it. When on public transportation or most other public places, I always try to take up as little space as possible, and if there’s someone I don’t know sitting close to me I generally keep my legs close together and my arms either crossed or folded or whatever. Because hey, you deserve some personal space (and frankly I want to keep mine as well, and if I don’t know you I probably don’t want to make physical contact with you). But if I’m in my room, or somewhere else where I feel comfortable, alone or with people I feel comfortable around, it is 10796% more comfortable for a person with testicles between their legs to sit with their legs apart. I’m not trying to dominate anyone. I’m just assuming the most comfortable position. Because I want to be comfortable. And if you are a male or a female and you want to sit with your legs apart to be more comfortable (as long as you’re not getting into anyone’s personal space), then please, by all means, go ahead. Thank.
I was mad at this post until it got logical.
Thank fucking god cause that is just ridiculous Female-to-male sexism at it’s finest.
WHY AM I LAUGHING SO HARD WHY IS MY SENSE OF HUMOR THIS TERRIBLE