>>1332>I feel like I explained that, I think we all universally agree that people taking up space with their bags when people need a seat are assholes. So why would we need a national dialog over it?
think that, yet I've not seen anything ever said about it, no insistence that "women correct their behavior" as I have with "manspreading".>You are, factually, an asshole if you take up other people's allocated space on a public transit
What makes it "other people's allocated space"?
What causes it to go from being space I need for my physical comfort, to space you require?>Actually I just tested it out, my balls sit on top of my thighs when I completely close my legs. No discomfort at all. Maybe my sack is longer to be able to do that and yours can't?
Could be. Or your thighs are smaller than mine. But, mine definitely don't go above.>Do you disagree? Do you actually think that you should be able to take up part of the legroom of the women seated next to you? If not, what are we even arguing about?
To a degree, yes.
I think I should do what I can to be nice, in so far as it doesn't directly hurt me. A handful of inches, at best, is not something I am going to consider a major problem, regardless of how packed it is. And, her 'legroom', unless she's quite obese, is going to require a fair bit less than me, anyway. >That's what I mean by cherry picking and strawmanning
Well, you probably shouldn't say that, then, because it's quite obviously not.
The reason I point to them'd be because they are present and loud enough that they do seem to actively push major public dialogue and often legislation.
Hell, this entire conversation wouldn't've happened were it not for them, frankly.
I understand that they're quite likely a 'minority', and that's perfectly fine if you dislike them being brought up, as someone who [I presume] would identify as a feminist.
The problem is, they seem to be the most vocal, most viable, and most active subset who, 'least as far as I can see, seem to also make the most changes.
So, for me, they seem an obvious group to target. If Nazis were pushing legislation, company changes, or large-scale dialogue, I'd be talking about them, too.
And of course, there's also the issue that you and I do not agree on what is a 'legitimate issue' in this particular context.>Because when it is full, we are all given a certain amount of equal space
The landwhale down the street takes the seats of three.
Is that unreasonable?
I'd say it's annoying, by all means, but I'd never call it a case of 'assholery'.>What is supposed to happen? Whoever has the most powerful thighs gets to push them out and the beta males suffer crushed balls?
Most likely, since as said the space required is not that significant, if they're sitting shoulder-to-shoulder, they've already got the space required.
If you've somehow got a group of stickbois all 6 ft, but only a small amount of pounds, then maybe you'd see issue. I imagine people'd adjust as best they could, or stand.
Again, it doesn't require that much space. For me, it's a little more than a fists' space.> In that case, as a very large and broad man, do I get to take up extra portions of your space because I'm otherwise more discomforted having equal proportions?
Obviously. You physically have to. Would you deny that you take up more space than a 100pound stickboi?
Do you expect to sit sideways, somehow, in order to match his space?
Same applies for tall people, for that matter. If you're 6'6", I'm sure as hell not about to call you an asshole for asking for the isle seat.
Your legs just do not fit in normal people spacing.> I doubt you would agree to letting me stick my elbows out into your sides so that I wouldn't be discomforted, would you?
I wouldn't like it, but, if it is what the physical limitations require, it is what the limitations require.
I've been on planes where this has been true.
The guy tried to adjust as best he could, but, fact was, his shoulders were well into mine, and neither of our arms could find good spacing.