Legs-spread-wide men raise ire of women passengers
"The worst offenders have to be the young men also in their 20s who feel entitled to take up three full seats on the subway by spreading their knees apart as far as possible. Must be a testosterone-driven territory-marking instinct."
This prompted comments from other women:
"I despise those men who spread their legs. Is their junk so big that they can't close their legs? Do they think that we women want an easy glimpse of their crotch?"
"I can't tell you how liberating it is to finally see this in print: The guys that sit with their knees pushed into your leg because of their SUPER LARGE SCROTUMS! I don't believe it! Sometimes I'll push back or churn around a little bit and smile and say "excuse me", just trying to give them the hint to pull their legs together AND 99% OF THEM WON'T! Why?"
And Xtina even wrote a poem about the subject:
Please be polite
And sit upright
'Cause it is oh so rude
To spread your knees wide, dude!
If your Johnson is chilly,
Pull your knees in, Silly!
or how 'bout:
There are ladies on this train,
And straight dudes too,
They don't wanna feel your knees,
So keep your legs together, foo'!
Trish got in the poetic spirit too:
"My leg is not part of your seat.
Must you sprawl so to fit all your meat?
If your balls are so swollen
That you cannot hold 'em
Get treatment -- and be more discreet."
I'm very impressed by such creativity.
Now, I'm a guy, but I'm not a spreader. In fact, if I sit next to a spreader, I nudge him with my knee to signal to him to get out of my personal space.
So ladies, how big a problem is this? Do we need a rule on the CTA?