I don't know if it's because I'm getting older why I am so sensitive to things I have put up with for years.
I can't stand men gets on the trains or buses and have no respect for women. The seats are already too small but the men just spread out their legs and behave as if they are in their living room with their elbow in your side, their newspaper up in front of them to make sure they can't see what's going on around them. They don't want to see or hear you, it doesn't matter how uncomfortable you are. Even when there are standing room only, they just rub up so closely. Very rarely do you see a man gets up to give his seat to a woman, doesn't matter if she is pregnant ( the ladies are the ones getting up), sick or old.
I remember on one of Oprah's show, she had the men in the audience getting up and hugging the ladies and saying they were sorry, (they were been surrogates for all the women who had been hurt by men in their lives). Every time I experience it or see it happened to someone it makes me sad.
Yes, I know that it's public transportation and we should not expect to be as comfortable as if we are home or in a private limo, but I think the men should be a little more respect of female commuters and treats us the way they would like the see their mothers treated.