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Old 01-29-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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JColtrane --

Whoah. That was the most incoherent, illogical, splenetic thing I have read on the Internet in months.

You are the sort of guy who would have trampled women rushing for a seat on a lifeboat on the Titanic.

Note I said "guy," not "man."

MY choices? I have no children. I was speaking for the pregnant women I have given my seat to on subways and buses, while healthy men in their prime hide behind their newspapers.

Only in New York. Where I come from, men earned my respect by acting like men. Many New York males do too, of course.

But not your kind. You're a girl-man. And you don't even get it.

Also, somebody really needs to sit you down and explain the basics of sexual reproduction. When you see a pregnant woman, the chances are vanishingly small a man was not fully involved.

I mean, duh.

Seriously, DUH.
I agree. Or they suddenly fall "asleep." It's basic manners and decency. And it goes a long way in making the stress of subway travel a lot less for everyone. And it is stressful much of the time. Look at this long running thread in itself. Delays, Re-routes, Rudeness, Crazy people in your face asking for cash and other things.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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You are the sort of guy who would have trampled women rushing for a seat on a lifeboat on the Titanic.
He's got at least one point hidden in there, which is that if you want equality you have to fight for the lifeboats like everyone else.

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Also, somebody really needs to sit you down and explain the basics of sexual reproduction. When you see a pregnant woman, the chances are vanishingly small a man was not fully involved.
Well, nobody's going to give HIM a seat EITHER.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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And it is stressful much of the time. Look at this long running thread in itself. Delays, Re-routes, Rudeness, Crazy people in your face asking for cash and other things.
Actually, it's only stressful if you let it be that way. For me personally (and I mean as a passenger AND for the years I worked as a conductor), the only thing I ever found truly stressful on the subway is a delay caused by something or other happening somewhere ahead on the line. Everything else is pretty much an amusement.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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I agree. Or they suddenly fall "asleep." It's basic manners and decency. And it goes a long way in making the stress of subway travel a lot less for everyone. And it is stressful much of the time. Look at this long running thread in itself. Delays, Re-routes, Rudeness, Crazy people in your face asking for cash and other things.
I just pretend I'm engrossed in a game on my PSP, with my headphones on, most ppl think I'm not worth the effort to ask and etc.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Maplewood, NJ
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NYbbler --


But we will never have equality. Women will never be able to have children without bearing them. In discomfort, toil, and pain. Men always will have that ability.

Women bear men's children. Men cannot bear to give a woman a seat while she does so, if a strange woman can?!

They can. Only in NYC have I heard active defense of such gross incivility.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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NYbbler --


But we will never have equality. Women will never be able to have children without bearing them. In discomfort, toil, and pain. Men always will have that ability.

Women bear men's children. Men cannot bear to give a woman a seat while she does so, if a strange woman can?!

They can. Only in NYC have I heard active defense of such gross incivility.

An example of something that happened to me on the Q on Sat night. A young woman was standing holding her sleeping little girl. No one moved. I was sitting, And caught her eye and motioned her to sit down. As I stood up, A "gentleman" began eying the seat like a wolf seeing a pork chop and moved in. I told him "sir, it's for the gal." He tried to stare me down while the train was going over the bridge. I swore this was the day I was going to fight in my work suit. He got off at DeKalb. Good riddance.

Despite being a new yorker for 30 years, My patience has limits. To the rude, The thugs, the people who are disrupting the lives of people who actually BRING something to the table. Your'e all a bunch of BUMS!!

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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I dealt with this on Tuesday night. This guy blocked the door on top of the entire aisle with all of his collected bottles. And just my luck, he was getting off the same stop as me.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Maplewood, NJ
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An example of something that happened to me on the Q on Sat night. A young woman was standing holding her sleeping little girl. No one moved. I was sitting, And caught her eye and motioned her to sit down. As I stood up, A "gentleman" began eying the seat like a wolf seeing a pork chop and moved in. I told him "sir, it's for the gal." He tried to stare me down while the train was going over the bridge. I swore this was the day I was going to fight in my work suit. He got off at DeKalb. Good riddance.
Respect.

Thank you. I like liking men. Some make it easy. A lot, actually. More around here protest the basics than I can quite believe, but not all; it is nice to be reminded of that.

Also the porkchop analogy was hilarious.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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But we will never have equality.
Well, why didn't you just say so? We'll just roll back everything feminists have managed to get accomplished for the past 50+ years. Good news is men will go back to giving up their seats for you. Bad news is you won't be on the subway much, because you'll be at home making dinner and raising kids, like it or not.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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People that stand halfway down subway stairs to finish talking on their phone.

The sticky dried stream of soda/ coffee that was never cleaned up

That empty rolling glass bottle that manges to hit your feet

Someone passing through the cars and leaving the door open, increasing the decibels on the car exponentially

When the train decides to go express, but didn't hear it because I was listening to music. Curse you 6 line!
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