This Woman Was Punched In The Face After She Politely Asked A Man To Stop 'Manspreading' On The Subway

by Kailee

A woman has recently claimed that she was punched in the face by a man after she asked him to give her some space on the subway. New York resident Sam Saia was riding the subway to work when the man sitting next to her started "manspreading" - the act of splaying one's legs out excessively, pushing against those next to one

When Ms. Saia asked for more room, the man allegedly yelled back, "B****, you ain’t nothing!” she said the man yelled. “I’ve raped white b****es like you, f***ing c***!” Ms. Saia put her earphones in and told the man to relax, however, this only made the man angrier. After several more slurs, he then punched her in the face, sending her head slamming into the wall next to her.

Ms. Saia wrote on Facebook that “a bunch of good people” came to her assistance after the alleged assault. A man jumped in to help and hold the man back. “Get off the train bro, you just f***ing hit a lady,” the man can be heard saying. “...She’s bleeding, you piece of s***; You hit her in the mouth!”

When she tried to file a report at the New York Police Department's 17th precinct, she said, she was told to report to the Transit District 34 headquarters instead. But officers at the Transit District headquarters told her she could file her report at any precinct, so she'd be wasting her time going to them.

The art of "manspreading" involves a man splaying his legs out excessively and pushing against those next to him.

I know, right? Typical men.

via: Tenor

Ms Saia wrote, "I said to myself, ‘OK, I’ll just blow it up on social media. I’m here doing what the police are supposed to do. I just want awareness and I want us to be safe.”

Ms Saia’s Facebook post has been shared more than 1,200 times, and helped her connect with the bystander who took the video.

via: Tenor

The 37-year-old posted a photo to Facebook showing her lip broken and bruised.

via: Sam Saia

Men (and women who take up another seat with their handbags), please. Just let the rest of us have some room.

via: Tenor

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