Reblogged from easpageag
Here, if you think that taking sneak shots of guys sitting on trains with their legs open is an effective or worthwhile way to fight and/or highlight institutionalised sexism, then you’re not trying hard enough.
You don’t have to look that hard to see misogyny and its effects.
I have a cock, its just more comfortable to sit like that so its not being crushed.
In a load of those photos there isn’t even anyone sitting next to the guys in question!
Well, you’ve kind of missed the point there.
Sprawling out on the bus is not sexist, it’s the dismissing women as whinging over petty things that’s sexist. The only reason the blog exists in the first place is to demonstrate a casual observance that women just so happened to mention in passing and men took offense to. But then when women backed it up with photo evidence, men then used that to show that women are just looking for things to be offended by. A submissions photo blog more or less runs itself, it’s not realistically taking any significant time away from The Cause. It’s a Catch-22 that has been used to dismiss just about everyone ever.
At the end of the day, I’m a trans woman. Believe me when I say that sitting with your knees together does not in any way whatsoever constitute crushing your cock. I’m also over 6 feet tall and a gigging musician who relies on public transport to get their gear around, and I can do all of that in less space than most guys require for their ipod. Suck it up, it’s public transport, literally nobody has ever been comfortable ever.
Maybe that’s the solution to the whole problem at source? "Suck it up, it’s public transport, literally nobody has ever been comfortable ever." Or does that just apply to the men?
Yes, there is a real tumblr full of secretly-taken photos of below-the-waist men on buses with their legs splayed. This is taken as a demonstration of male dominance in the public domain rather than the opposite. The last few words of that sentence will make more sense when you hypothesize the reaction if someone put up a blog identical to this, but with women instead of men.
Enjoy your fake outrage.