It’s not fat people taking up the room – it’s man-spreading! 

I used to spend a lot of my time on the train to and from work standing. I like to think this was out of consideration for the poor person sat next to me. I didn’t want them being crushed by my thighs and I felt painfully aware of how much space I was taking up. It may sound stupid, and it probably is, but that’s how I felt. Besides, I don’t mind standing up. It avoids trying to spot pregnant women so I can give up my seat to them. Staring at the stomach of every woman who boards the train is not my idea of a good time. My idea of a good time is cake. 

Anyway, now that I’m lighter and not so wide, I sit my slightly smaller ass down on trains. It’s been an observation that fat people, even the massively large, still fail to take up as much space as an idiot who’s manspreading. 

This is man spreading.  

Image courtesy of Theo

Essentially, it is the art of being a twat. It is a man who decides for whatever reason to spread his leg and encourage nearby observers to play “hunt the package”. It has to be a macho thing. The number of times I have observed this on the train is ridiculous. I had no idea this was even a thing till I started sitting down. 

Case and point. Yesterday on the way home, I was sat in my usual spot in my usual carriage. I sit on the aisle seat so I can hang over a bit for extra leg room! A man comes and asks to sit in the window seat. Fine. I get up, he sits down… And then he spreads his legs! He was quite clearly invading into what was my seat! I sit back down, now having one ass cheek hanging off the seat in order to accommodate the manspreading! Apparently, this is an invitation to spread further. The dude basically ended up giving me a lap dance! 

Seriously.  Wtf is wrong with people?! As a fat person, I know that some of us try to make ourselves as small as possible to avoid people noticing how large we are. Considering how large we are, this is often pointless. We still try. Go us. This just boils down to basic consideration! If you’re reading this and you’re guilty of manspreading, stop it. No one wants to spot your penis through your trousers. 

Rant over. 

Much love,


  4 comments for “It’s not fat people taking up the room – it’s man-spreading! 

  1. February 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm



  2. Fuck fat people
    July 3, 2016 at 5:15 am

    This guy looks daddy as fuck, fuck you if you have a problem with this


    • Jo
      July 8, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      I’ve been a bit busy lately so I didn’t have the time to approve and reply to your comment. Happily, I now have the time and so here is my reply. You’re a twat. You’re exactly the reason some people have low confidence and body issues. You’re probably an angry teenager (given your username of “fuck fat people”), maybe an insecure adult. I don’t care which, you’re still a twat. I hope in time you realise the fact you’re a twat and learn how to stop being one. Until that time, it would be great if you could just fuck right off and keep your twatishness to yourself.

      Much love,



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