October 8, 2014
robothugscomic:

New Comic!
Once I had a guy patiently try to explain to me that the reason men sit like this is because in the summer it’s very hot and it’s dangerous for them to sit in ways that overheats their testicles. It could cause permanent damage!  So, it’s not their fault, not really, that they take up twice as much space as everyone else. They pretty much have to sit like this. 
(Won’t someone think of the testicles?)
He seemed a little nonplussed when I wasn’t immediately sympathetic. 

I was innocently scrolling through Robot Hugs, a truly excellent webcomic, when I stumbled upon a very apropos entry. According to this story, it’s not the size of the balls but the hot hot heat? Interesting. And not entirely convincing. 

robothugscomic:

New Comic!

Once I had a guy patiently try to explain to me that the reason men sit like this is because in the summer it’s very hot and it’s dangerous for them to sit in ways that overheats their testicles. It could cause permanent damage!  So, it’s not their fault, not really, that they take up twice as much space as everyone else. They pretty much have to sit like this. 

(Won’t someone think of the testicles?)

He seemed a little nonplussed when I wasn’t immediately sympathetic. 

I was innocently scrolling through Robot Hugs, a truly excellent webcomic, when I stumbled upon a very apropos entry. According to this story, it’s not the size of the balls but the hot hot heat? Interesting. And not entirely convincing. 

October 3, 2014

your blackberry is not that big, either. (on a Toronto streetcar.) 

But I thought Canadians were so polite! I’ll put that stereotype to rest for a moment. Thank you, brave submitter. 

your blackberry is not that big, either. (on a Toronto streetcar.) 

But I thought Canadians were so polite! I’ll put that stereotype to rest for a moment. Thank you, brave submitter. 

September 25, 2014

Here’s another Japanese Subway message from days past that is perfect for your site

This is phenomenal. Thank you, submitter! NYC should take its cues from this campaign. 

Here’s another Japanese Subway message from days past that is perfect for your site

This is phenomenal. Thank you, submitter! NYC should take its cues from this campaign. 

September 3, 2014

Found in Austin, Texas on the 7 bus. This wasn’t the only guy on the bus splayed out. He was actually the least splayed out which is why I sat next to him. Yet he still took up half of my seat.

"Everything Is Bigger In Texas!" Except your balls, sir. Close those legs. Thank you, brave submitter. 

Found in Austin, Texas on the 7 bus. This wasn’t the only guy on the bus splayed out. He was actually the least splayed out which is why I sat next to him. Yet he still took up half of my seat.

"Everything Is Bigger In Texas!" Except your balls, sir. Close those legs. Thank you, brave submitter. 

September 1, 2014

MAX train, Portland, OR
I saw this guy with his legs open as soon as I walked onto the Max and decided to do an experiment. I sat down next to him and made a note that even though I was sitting in my designated seat and not taking up anymore space than I should, his leg was still touching mine. He made no move to adjust himself or close his legs or anything, he continued to sit like this the whole way.

An unfortunate but necessary experiment. Thank you for taking one for the team, submitter!

MAX train, Portland, OR

I saw this guy with his legs open as soon as I walked onto the Max and decided to do an experiment. I sat down next to him and made a note that even though I was sitting in my designated seat and not taking up anymore space than I should, his leg was still touching mine. He made no move to adjust himself or close his legs or anything, he continued to sit like this the whole way.

An unfortunate but necessary experiment. Thank you for taking one for the team, submitter!

July 31, 2014
Reposting this because I love it so much:

Big thanks to Catherine for pointing us towards these incredible Tokyo posters about subway courtesy. I’m also super gleeful at the double meaning of the phrase “Space Invader.”  

Reposting this because I love it so much:

Big thanks to Catherine for pointing us towards these incredible Tokyo posters about subway courtesy. I’m also super gleeful at the double meaning of the phrase “Space Invader.”  

July 30, 2014

Even though this was not taken on a NY subway but instead on a German train I hope I can submit this anyway and everybody sees that rude behaviour is not just an American thing.

Yes, unfortunately patriarchy and entitlement knows no geographic bounds. Danke! 

Even though this was not taken on a NY subway but instead on a German train I hope I can submit this anyway and everybody sees that rude behaviour is not just an American thing.

Yes, unfortunately patriarchy and entitlement knows no geographic bounds. Danke! 

July 23, 2014

On the (hel)L train: two dudes taking up enough space for three people because their balls are **SOOO BIG**

Good. Grief. 

On the (hel)L train: two dudes taking up enough space for three people because their balls are **SOOO BIG**

Good. Grief. 

July 17, 2014

DC metro, red line.

Oddly perfect soda can placement. Thank you, submitter!

DC metro, red line.

Oddly perfect soda can placement. Thank you, submitter!

July 16, 2014

You’d think with all the press about the topic, male subway riders would have gotten the message already, but alas, no! These photos were taken earlier this week, when I was riding a packed downtown train. Now, if the train car is empty, spread those wings and be free, fellow riders. But when the train is particularly crowded, do not act as though your balls are bigger than the sun. (I’m talking to you, Young Man With Cell Phone and Old Man With Bag)

Enter: Hero In The Cool Geometric Skirt, who politely but firmly sat herself down between them. (There was plenty of room for one person, although from the picture you can tell she’s still taking up a limited amount of space and Young Man With Cell Phone has barely moved an inch). Props to you, Cool Skirt! We salute you.