do you guys remember that one post about how men feel entitled to take up so much space and women have to deal with a lot less?

This is actually a documented thing. You always see men on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while women sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so men can be uncomfortable for once.

^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.

In my college classes (and high school too) guys were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other guys’ space as much as they were in women’s.

It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, women will weave out of the way whereas men just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.

I love playing chicken with dudes who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
Men always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.

same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM

when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,

and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with

moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought men would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that men would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.

i find this really fascinating because this actually what defines so-called masculine and feminine traits and gestures. the whole limp-wrist thing? that’s someone decreasing the amount of space they take up by not extending their arm fully. same with crossing one’s legs, how it’s considered more masculine to swing your shoulders when you walk creating a wider gait instead of your hips, how someone who holds their elbows tightly into their torso instead of letting them fall more loosely at their sides is considered feminine.
taking up space is not just a frequent habit of males in our culture, its actually how society thinks masculinity is supposed to be expressed.

It’s also why you can seriously freak people out if you’re a woman by sitting back in your chair and draping your arm over the backrest of the one beside it.
Try it.
It’s claiming space, and more importantly, it’s powerful body language. In primates (including humans), the individual that “opens” its chest—that is, leaves it open to attack—is the most dominant of them, precisely because it shows a confidence that no one WILL attack you.
Look at someone who’s comfortable vs someone who’s uncomfortable—the uncomfortable person will inevitably cross their arms or cover their chest to in an instinct to protect the thoracic cavity.
So, when you want to look HELLA confident, open up your chest and make direct eye contact. It feels weird (for women!) at first, but it’s the fastest way to freak a dude out. They genuinely do not know what to do when a woman displays behaviour they recognize as confident.

This was interesting. Literally never thought about it before. 

When I sit, I sit with my legs apart and my hands on my knees with my chest wide open and men always look at me as if they are genuinely offended and I find their reactions highly entertaining.
When I walk I swing my shoulders as well as my hips (a lot of people say I have “masculine characteristics” which is crap I just take no shit) and since I’m only 5’ it tends to surprise men that I refuse to move out of their way. 
try it. men take up more space because they think you wont do anything about it. but if you act the way they do, they tend to back down immediately.

So because I reached my next thousand (I can’t say exactly how many followers I have because if I do Allie will know and she can’t know) I’m doing my first give away. It’s an Instax Mini 25 I got for Christmas from my aunt. But I got one from my grandmother too, and I had already opened it. So I asked my aunt where she bought it and if we could send it back but she said she “bought it at some store on a subway station in London”, so we can’t send it back and I’m giving it away. I’ll include film too, 10 sheets. I’m sorry the picture sucks, I couldn’t find a decent camera so I took it with my phone. Blame Apple. The camera in the picture is my camera and the camera I’m giving away is in the box. Yes, that is Comic Sans. 
Instax mini 25 
Fujifilm Instax Mini Rainbow Instant Film, 10 sheets
Total value:
 $125.99 (camera) + $12.00 (film). So it’s like $137.99
Must be following me because all giveaways say that, and it’s for my followers so it makes sense.
Reblogs and likes count because I don’t want to pick a winner just to see that it was a like and not a reblog, and then have to do that again. That would be disappointing. You can reblog it as many times as you want btw
No give away blogs because give away blogs are dumb 
have your ask box open because why wouldn’t you
If you’re under 18 then make sure you have your parents permission to give me your address 
More info:
I”ll ship anywhere in the world
I’ll pick the winner on September 30th, at random
I’ll give the winner 48 hours to reply to my ask and if they don’t I’ll pick a new one
That’s it I think?? Good luck!