Reposting this because I love it so much:
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!
On the (hel)L train: two dudes taking up enough space for three people because their balls are **SOOO BIG**
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.
Even hipsters are not immune from Obnoxious Splayed Leg Syndrome. You can’t really tell from the first photograph, but this man’s legs are stretched so wide, they are effectively blocking anyone from sitting in the middle seat.
I gave him a little bit of leeway at first, as the train wasn’t completely full. But as we pulled into more and more stops on this Queens-bound G train during rush hour, our Brave Hipster refused to move his legs even slightly.
You are terrible, G Train Hipster. Your balls are not that big.