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i-wontdance: Enhancing Body Lines in Dance. Learn how to Enhance your body lines All dancers have heard that they need to enhance their lines or lengthen their lines. What are lines, or body lines, for dancers? Dancers’ lines are the way in which their limbs extend through the space in which they are dancing. Line describes the dancers’ use of the space around them. Whether or not a dancer has exceptionally long limbs or lengthy proportions does not matter in terms of lines. There are ways for every dancer to elongate what he or she does have. Here are some steps that dancers can take to find their perfect lines. Be Aware of the Space Taken Up by the Body. Dancers should always be conscious of their bodies, whether in motion or standing still. There should be a constant effort to extend the body in every direction, lengthening the neck, lowering the shoulders, and extending the limbs.  Dancers should also be aware of what works for their individual bodies. They should learn which angles can appear to shorten their lines, and which angles add length to their limbs. In most cases, parallel lines (an arm extended toward the back with the leg up in first arabesque, for example) will give the illusion of length. Keep your chin up. Your head is an extension of your torso, just like your arms and legs. Instead of always dancing in the mirror, which keeps you looking directly at yourself, finish your lines by lifting your chin and upper chest, and focusing your gaze beyond your fingertips. Don’t slouch, even during moments of stillness. If your shoulders round and your chest caves inward, or you sink into your lower back or tuck your hips, you’ll seem shorter than you really are. Instead, use oppositional forces to create length in your spine: Imagine your body pressing into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Use the mirror to experiment with how subtle posture changes can lengthen or shorten you. Use the Space around the Body to the Fullest. Unless otherwise instructed in the choreography, legs should be fully extended at all times. Straight, high leg-lines can make everything else on the dancer appear longer. A more open attitude position, for example, can make the upper body appear more open and lengthened through the torso. Straighter arms with lowered shoulders can also make the arms and neck lines look longer. A dancer’s head is an extension of his or her torso, and should always be lifted. Body lines can look more finished, or polished, by lifting the chin instead of looking straight to the front. The gaze should always be focused beyond the dancer’s fingertips, to complete the illusion of extended lines. Keep the Posture Intact While Extending the Lines. Even during periods of stillness, dancers should never slouch. If the shoulders pull forward, the chest caves in to the body, and the hips tuck under, a dancer will seem shorter than he or she actually is. Instead, dancers should continuously think about lengthening the spine - pressing the body into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Practicing this posture in the mirror can help dancers to achieve perfect lines for their own bodies.  Continue to Focus on Extended Lines During Movement. Dancers should remember to extend their lines through movements, as well. Transitions are important between large movements, so that dancers maintain their energy throughout a piece. Creating longer lines is not only about the grande jete in the air; it is also important for the transition steps that take the dancer into the air.  Travelling steps should be taken as large as possible. If a dancer keeps his or her movements small and in place, he or she will appear to be short or timid on stage. The larger these steps can be, the longer the lines appear on the dancer.  Dancers should also keep in mind that stopping short after each step cuts off their lines. Extending an extra inch through the feet or fingertips in any movement, before moving on to the next step, has a large effect on the length of a dancer’s lines. By practicing these techniques regularly, dancers can achieve longer, leaner, more effective lines in performance. Be sure to LIKE I Won’t Dance on FACEBOOK! follow on Instagram Twitter @jeffreyvictor www.iwontdance.com : i-wontdance: Enhancing Body Lines in Dance. Learn how to Enhance your body lines All dancers have heard that they need to enhance their lines or lengthen their lines. What are lines, or body lines, for dancers? Dancers’ lines are the way in which their limbs extend through the space in which they are dancing. Line describes the dancers’ use of the space around them. Whether or not a dancer has exceptionally long limbs or lengthy proportions does not matter in terms of lines. There are ways for every dancer to elongate what he or she does have. Here are some steps that dancers can take to find their perfect lines. Be Aware of the Space Taken Up by the Body. Dancers should always be conscious of their bodies, whether in motion or standing still. There should be a constant effort to extend the body in every direction, lengthening the neck, lowering the shoulders, and extending the limbs.  Dancers should also be aware of what works for their individual bodies. They should learn which angles can appear to shorten their lines, and which angles add length to their limbs. In most cases, parallel lines (an arm extended toward the back with the leg up in first arabesque, for example) will give the illusion of length. Keep your chin up. Your head is an extension of your torso, just like your arms and legs. Instead of always dancing in the mirror, which keeps you looking directly at yourself, finish your lines by lifting your chin and upper chest, and focusing your gaze beyond your fingertips. Don’t slouch, even during moments of stillness. If your shoulders round and your chest caves inward, or you sink into your lower back or tuck your hips, you’ll seem shorter than you really are. Instead, use oppositional forces to create length in your spine: Imagine your body pressing into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Use the mirror to experiment with how subtle posture changes can lengthen or shorten you. Use the Space around the Body to the Fullest. Unless otherwise instructed in the choreography, legs should be fully extended at all times. Straight, high leg-lines can make everything else on the dancer appear longer. A more open attitude position, for example, can make the upper body appear more open and lengthened through the torso. Straighter arms with lowered shoulders can also make the arms and neck lines look longer. A dancer’s head is an extension of his or her torso, and should always be lifted. Body lines can look more finished, or polished, by lifting the chin instead of looking straight to the front. The gaze should always be focused beyond the dancer’s fingertips, to complete the illusion of extended lines. Keep the Posture Intact While Extending the Lines. Even during periods of stillness, dancers should never slouch. If the shoulders pull forward, the chest caves in to the body, and the hips tuck under, a dancer will seem shorter than he or she actually is. Instead, dancers should continuously think about lengthening the spine - pressing the body into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Practicing this posture in the mirror can help dancers to achieve perfect lines for their own bodies.  Continue to Focus on Extended Lines During Movement. Dancers should remember to extend their lines through movements, as well. Transitions are important between large movements, so that dancers maintain their energy throughout a piece. Creating longer lines is not only about the grande jete in the air; it is also important for the transition steps that take the dancer into the air.  Travelling steps should be taken as large as possible. If a dancer keeps his or her movements small and in place, he or she will appear to be short or timid on stage. The larger these steps can be, the longer the lines appear on the dancer.  Dancers should also keep in mind that stopping short after each step cuts off their lines. Extending an extra inch through the feet or fingertips in any movement, before moving on to the next step, has a large effect on the length of a dancer’s lines. By practicing these techniques regularly, dancers can achieve longer, leaner, more effective lines in performance. Be sure to LIKE I Won’t Dance on FACEBOOK! follow on Instagram Twitter @jeffreyvictor www.iwontdance.com

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://i-wontdance.tumblr.com/post/138369676454">i-wontdance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><b>Enhancing Body Lines in Dance. Learn how to Enhance your body lines</b></h2> <p>All dancers have heard that they need to enhance their lines or lengthen their lines. What are lines, or body lines, for dancers? <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/118762bfa175f3c2e6c08e7d485acf7d/tumblr_inline_o1nezlEt4A1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p>Dancers’ lines are the way in which their limbs extend through the space in which they are dancing. Line describes the dancers’ use of the space around them. Whether or not a dancer has exceptionally long limbs or lengthy proportions does not matter in terms of lines. There are ways for every dancer to elongate what he or she does have. Here are some steps that dancers can take to find their perfect lines. <br/><br/><b>Be Aware of the Space Taken Up by the Body. </b>Dancers should always be conscious of their bodies, whether in motion or standing still. There should be a constant effort to extend the body in every direction, lengthening the neck, lowering the shoulders, and extending the limbs. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e2c2f4a7b9da5e785f08021ce2ba74f/tumblr_inline_o1nfofRKfn1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Dancers should also be aware of what works for their individual bodies. </b>They should learn which angles can appear to shorten their lines, and which angles add length to their limbs. In most cases, parallel lines (an arm extended toward the back with the leg up in first arabesque, for example) will give the illusion of length.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f92c872c0f2cf3b7c4ce2b34291a5383/tumblr_inline_o1nfmvdQfO1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Keep your chin up. </b>Your head is an extension of your torso, just like your arms and legs. Instead of always dancing in the mirror, which keeps you looking directly at yourself, finish your lines by lifting your chin and upper chest, and focusing your gaze beyond your fingertips. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a58624579d6fc2d35d19df2c6a124f8f/tumblr_inline_o1ng1r8lQ61qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Don’t slouch, even during moments of stillness</b>. If your shoulders round and your chest caves inward, or you sink into your lower back or tuck your hips, you’ll seem shorter than you really are. Instead, use oppositional forces to create length in your spine: Imagine your body pressing into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Use the mirror to experiment with how subtle posture changes can lengthen or shorten you. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="389" data-orig-width="496"><img data-orig-height="389" data-orig-width="496" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/01cadabe562b7e25e7c099ddc442b1f2/tumblr_inline_o1nhfdp2YK1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Use the Space around the Body to the Fullest. </b>Unless otherwise instructed in the choreography, legs should be fully extended at all times. Straight, high leg-lines can make everything else on the dancer appear longer. A more open attitude position, for example, can make the upper body appear more open and lengthened through the torso. Straighter arms with lowered shoulders can also make the arms and neck lines look longer. <br/></p> <figure data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="245"><img data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="245" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ba17d2a23a06c515676a12135e9af56b/tumblr_inline_o1nh8dza1l1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>A dancer’s head is an extension of his or her torso, and should always be lifted</b>. Body lines can look more finished, or polished, by lifting the chin instead of looking straight to the front. The gaze should always be focused beyond the dancer’s fingertips, to complete the illusion of extended lines. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4ee412e78638b770cf318e9504d5fca0/tumblr_inline_o1ngguVnUx1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Keep the Posture Intact While Extending the Lines. </b>Even during periods of stillness, dancers should never slouch. If the shoulders pull forward, the chest caves in to the body, and the hips tuck under, a dancer will seem shorter than he or she actually is. Instead, dancers should continuously think about lengthening the spine - pressing the body into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Practicing this posture in the mirror can help dancers to achieve perfect lines for their own bodies. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="214" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="214" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/006e0a97f1a6ec0a925fd449addcb332/tumblr_inline_o1nfeqHLd31qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Continue to Focus on Extended Lines During Movement. </b>Dancers should remember to extend their lines through movements, as well. Transitions are important between large movements, so that dancers maintain their energy throughout a piece. Creating longer lines is not only about the grande jete in the air; it is also important for the transition steps that take the dancer into the air. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/34192fe174aaf9bc1a88a4feef2b64a3/tumblr_inline_o1nfnzOAuJ1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Travelling steps should be taken as large as possible. </b>If a dancer keeps his or her movements small and in place, he or she will appear to be short or timid on stage. The larger these steps can be, the longer the lines appear on the dancer. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="480"><img data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="480" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5c11198d43723abe2214b2d409491157/tumblr_inline_o1ng7tacQk1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Dancers should also keep in mind that stopping short after each step cuts off their lines.</b> Extending an extra inch through the feet or fingertips in any movement, before moving on to the next step, has a large effect on the length of a dancer’s lines. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="270" data-orig-width="480"><img data-orig-height="270" data-orig-width="480" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0a98b810fc8ad57ca71675dab8be5554/tumblr_inline_o1ngfgjcL01qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p>By practicing these techniques regularly, dancers can achieve longer, leaner, more effective lines in performance.</p> <p>Be sure to LIKE <b><i>I Won’t Dance</i></b> on <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffacebook.com%2Fiwontdance&amp;t=NzU1NzA4NzE5MTJmNTU0MzM1YTBkNzU3YzFmZDM1NjM2ZjE3ZDI4OSw4Z2hGUVFMaQ%3D%3D"><b>FACEBOOK!</b></a></p> <p>&amp; follow on <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2Fjeffreyvictor&amp;t=ZDA1MDk1YTgwMDNhOTY5NWZjNGVlZDMyNWFmZTAyYjdmZTFmZDg0Yiw4Z2hGUVFMaQ%3D%3D"><b>Instagram</b></a> &amp; <b><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjeffreyvictor&amp;t=NjNiNGExYTkyNmFhMGEyZDI4NTE2YjQwNGMyYjY4YTg0YzEzNmQ4Yyw4Z2hGUVFMaQ%3D%3D">Twitter</a> </b>@jeffreyvictor <br/></p> <p><b><a href="http://www.iwontdance.com/">www.iwontdance.com</a></b></p> </blockquote>: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://i-wontdance.tumblr.com/post/138369676454">i-wontdance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><b>Enhancing Body Lines in Dance. Learn how to Enhance your body lines</b></h2> <p>All dancers have heard that they need to enhance their lines or lengthen their lines. What are lines, or body lines, for dancers? <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="750" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/118762bfa175f3c2e6c08e7d485acf7d/tumblr_inline_o1nezlEt4A1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p>Dancers’ lines are the way in which their limbs extend through the space in which they are dancing. Line describes the dancers’ use of the space around them. Whether or not a dancer has exceptionally long limbs or lengthy proportions does not matter in terms of lines. There are ways for every dancer to elongate what he or she does have. Here are some steps that dancers can take to find their perfect lines. <br/><br/><b>Be Aware of the Space Taken Up by the Body. </b>Dancers should always be conscious of their bodies, whether in motion or standing still. There should be a constant effort to extend the body in every direction, lengthening the neck, lowering the shoulders, and extending the limbs. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e2c2f4a7b9da5e785f08021ce2ba74f/tumblr_inline_o1nfofRKfn1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Dancers should also be aware of what works for their individual bodies. </b>They should learn which angles can appear to shorten their lines, and which angles add length to their limbs. In most cases, parallel lines (an arm extended toward the back with the leg up in first arabesque, for example) will give the illusion of length.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="244" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f92c872c0f2cf3b7c4ce2b34291a5383/tumblr_inline_o1nfmvdQfO1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Keep your chin up. </b>Your head is an extension of your torso, just like your arms and legs. Instead of always dancing in the mirror, which keeps you looking directly at yourself, finish your lines by lifting your chin and upper chest, and focusing your gaze beyond your fingertips. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="260" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a58624579d6fc2d35d19df2c6a124f8f/tumblr_inline_o1ng1r8lQ61qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Don’t slouch, even during moments of stillness</b>. If your shoulders round and your chest caves inward, or you sink into your lower back or tuck your hips, you’ll seem shorter than you really are. Instead, use oppositional forces to create length in your spine: Imagine your body pressing into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Use the mirror to experiment with how subtle posture changes can lengthen or shorten you. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="389" data-orig-width="496"><img data-orig-height="389" data-orig-width="496" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/01cadabe562b7e25e7c099ddc442b1f2/tumblr_inline_o1nhfdp2YK1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Use the Space around the Body to the Fullest. </b>Unless otherwise instructed in the choreography, legs should be fully extended at all times. Straight, high leg-lines can make everything else on the dancer appear longer. A more open attitude position, for example, can make the upper body appear more open and lengthened through the torso. Straighter arms with lowered shoulders can also make the arms and neck lines look longer. <br/></p> <figure data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="245"><img data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="245" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ba17d2a23a06c515676a12135e9af56b/tumblr_inline_o1nh8dza1l1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>A dancer’s head is an extension of his or her torso, and should always be lifted</b>. Body lines can look more finished, or polished, by lifting the chin instead of looking straight to the front. The gaze should always be focused beyond the dancer’s fingertips, to complete the illusion of extended lines. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4ee412e78638b770cf318e9504d5fca0/tumblr_inline_o1ngguVnUx1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Keep the Posture Intact While Extending the Lines. </b>Even during periods of stillness, dancers should never slouch. If the shoulders pull forward, the chest caves in to the body, and the hips tuck under, a dancer will seem shorter than he or she actually is. Instead, dancers should continuously think about lengthening the spine - pressing the body into the floor while simultaneously lifting to the ceiling. Practicing this posture in the mirror can help dancers to achieve perfect lines for their own bodies. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="214" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="214" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/006e0a97f1a6ec0a925fd449addcb332/tumblr_inline_o1nfeqHLd31qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Continue to Focus on Extended Lines During Movement. </b>Dancers should remember to extend their lines through movements, as well. Transitions are important between large movements, so that dancers maintain their energy throughout a piece. Creating longer lines is not only about the grande jete in the air; it is also important for the transition steps that take the dancer into the air. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="257" data-orig-width="500" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/34192fe174aaf9bc1a88a4feef2b64a3/tumblr_inline_o1nfnzOAuJ1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Travelling steps should be taken as large as possible. </b>If a dancer keeps his or her movements small and in place, he or she will appear to be short or timid on stage. The larger these steps can be, the longer the lines appear on the dancer. <b><br/></b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="480"><img data-orig-height="253" data-orig-width="480" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5c11198d43723abe2214b2d409491157/tumblr_inline_o1ng7tacQk1qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p><b>Dancers should also keep in mind that stopping short after each step cuts off their lines.</b> Extending an extra inch through the feet or fingertips in any movement, before moving on to the next step, has a large effect on the length of a dancer’s lines. <br/></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="270" data-orig-width="480"><img data-orig-height="270" data-orig-width="480" alt="image" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0a98b810fc8ad57ca71675dab8be5554/tumblr_inline_o1ngfgjcL01qlkvfr_500.gif"/></figure><p>By practicing these techniques regularly, dancers can achieve longer, leaner, more effective lines in performance.</p> <p>Be sure to LIKE <b><i>I Won’t Dance</i></b> on <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffacebook.com%2Fiwontdance&amp;t=NzU1NzA4NzE5MTJmNTU0MzM1YTBkNzU3YzFmZDM1NjM2ZjE3ZDI4OSw4Z2hGUVFMaQ%3D%3D"><b>FACEBOOK!</b></a></p> <p>&amp; follow on <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2Fjeffreyvictor&amp;t=ZDA1MDk1YTgwMDNhOTY5NWZjNGVlZDMyNWFmZTAyYjdmZTFmZDg0Yiw4Z2hGUVFMaQ%3D%3D"><b>Instagram</b></a> &amp; <b><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjeffreyvictor&amp;t=NjNiNGExYTkyNmFhMGEyZDI4NTE2YjQwNGMyYjY4YTg0YzEzNmQ4Yyw4Z2hGUVFMaQ%3D%3D">Twitter</a> </b>@jeffreyvictor <br/></p> <p><b><a href="http://www.iwontdance.com/">www.iwontdance.com</a></b></p> </blockquote>

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<p><a href="http://the-great-and-powerful-satsuki.tumblr.com/post/112411124117/bosstigger-time-travel-and-madness" class="tumblr_blog">the-great-and-powerful-satsuki</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bosstigger.tumblr.com/post/112390618510/time-travel-and-madness-smiley18962" class="tumblr_blog">bosstigger</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://time-travel-and-madness.tumblr.com/post/68013173379" class="tumblr_blog">time-travel-and-madness</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://smiley18962.tumblr.com/post/59161270984/imakegoodlifechoices-ive-begun-silently" class="tumblr_blog">smiley18962</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://imakegoodlifechoices.tumblr.com/post/59116197534/ive-begun-silently-fighting-back-against-jerks-on" class="tumblr_blog">imakegoodlifechoices</a>:</p><blockquote><p>I’ve begun silently fighting back against jerks on the subway who sit as spread out as possible. Basically I match your stance.</p><p>This guy was sitting on the train with his knees splayed and his hands on the seat to either side of him. So I slowly backed up into the seat next to him forcing him to either move his hand or have me sit on it. Then I spread my knees equally wide and stuck my elbows out just as far.</p><p>It’s amazing how uncomfortable this makes men.</p><p>Eventually he closed his knees more (so I closed mine.) The ladies across from me noticed this silent warfare and were slightly confused. When he finally got off the train and I sat like a “lady” they realized what I did and grinned at me.</p> <p>Yep. This is my new thing to do on the subway.</p> </blockquote> <p>ur a little rebel i like u</p> </blockquote> <p>pssst hey <br/>You know why most guys sit like that?<br/>It’s a body language signal known as a “crotch display” and it’s used to show dominance/confidence. <br/>This is why guys get uncomfortable when women do this, and also why women are told to sit “like a lady” - basically, without the crotch display. When women do it, they’re telling all the dudes that they’re either stronger or on equal standing with them. </p> <p>So I say right on, ladies! Go for it. </p> </blockquote> <p>&ldquo;Crotch Display?&rdquo;</p><p>Wow, that’s what it’s called now? Gee, I guess I skipped Man-Class for that one because I’ve never heard of something so stupid.</p><p>You know why guys sit like that? Because they’re <i>slouching.</i></p><p>That’s all it is. Slouching.</p><p>They’re not trying to hypnotize people into submission with their crotches, they’re just sitting poorly.</p><p>Guys, you can try it at home, too! Sit down in a chair, right on your butt, with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.</p><p>Then slouch in the chair and see what your knees do!</p><p>Then bring it back, sit back up straight again!</p><p>There is the source of the “Man-Spreading” and “Crotch Displaying” that has the twitters and tumblrs in an uproar.</p><p>Sit up straight, and if you see someone encroaching your space by the distance between his knees, tell him to sit up straight. It’s bad for your back.</p><p>Look at that, didn’t cost anyone nearly 80 grand for me to figure it out for people. Though I wish it did.</p><p>Also. <i>STOP STARING AT MY CROTCH! IT’S CREEPY! YOU CREEPOS! I DON’T KNOW ABOUT Y’ALL BUT MAH MOMMA DUN RAISED ME RIGHT TO NOT STARE AT PEOPLE’S UNMENTIONABLES (without their consent)!</i></p></blockquote> <p>This is the funniest shit i have ever read yall need lives lmfao</p></blockquote> <p>That comment from time travel girl may be the stupidest thing I&rsquo;ve ever read. &ldquo;Crotch display&rdquo;? Did you feminist doofuses get that from a Disney Channel show or something? Holy bean pies.</p>: <p><a href="http://the-great-and-powerful-satsuki.tumblr.com/post/112411124117/bosstigger-time-travel-and-madness" class="tumblr_blog">the-great-and-powerful-satsuki</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bosstigger.tumblr.com/post/112390618510/time-travel-and-madness-smiley18962" class="tumblr_blog">bosstigger</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://time-travel-and-madness.tumblr.com/post/68013173379" class="tumblr_blog">time-travel-and-madness</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://smiley18962.tumblr.com/post/59161270984/imakegoodlifechoices-ive-begun-silently" class="tumblr_blog">smiley18962</a>:</p><blockquote><p><a href="http://imakegoodlifechoices.tumblr.com/post/59116197534/ive-begun-silently-fighting-back-against-jerks-on" class="tumblr_blog">imakegoodlifechoices</a>:</p><blockquote><p>I’ve begun silently fighting back against jerks on the subway who sit as spread out as possible. Basically I match your stance.</p><p>This guy was sitting on the train with his knees splayed and his hands on the seat to either side of him. So I slowly backed up into the seat next to him forcing him to either move his hand or have me sit on it. Then I spread my knees equally wide and stuck my elbows out just as far.</p><p>It’s amazing how uncomfortable this makes men.</p><p>Eventually he closed his knees more (so I closed mine.) The ladies across from me noticed this silent warfare and were slightly confused. When he finally got off the train and I sat like a “lady” they realized what I did and grinned at me.</p> <p>Yep. This is my new thing to do on the subway.</p> </blockquote> <p>ur a little rebel i like u</p> </blockquote> <p>pssst hey <br/>You know why most guys sit like that?<br/>It’s a body language signal known as a “crotch display” and it’s used to show dominance/confidence. <br/>This is why guys get uncomfortable when women do this, and also why women are told to sit “like a lady” - basically, without the crotch display. When women do it, they’re telling all the dudes that they’re either stronger or on equal standing with them. </p> <p>So I say right on, ladies! Go for it. </p> </blockquote> <p>&ldquo;Crotch Display?&rdquo;</p><p>Wow, that’s what it’s called now? Gee, I guess I skipped Man-Class for that one because I’ve never heard of something so stupid.</p><p>You know why guys sit like that? Because they’re <i>slouching.</i></p><p>That’s all it is. Slouching.</p><p>They’re not trying to hypnotize people into submission with their crotches, they’re just sitting poorly.</p><p>Guys, you can try it at home, too! Sit down in a chair, right on your butt, with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor.</p><p>Then slouch in the chair and see what your knees do!</p><p>Then bring it back, sit back up straight again!</p><p>There is the source of the “Man-Spreading” and “Crotch Displaying” that has the twitters and tumblrs in an uproar.</p><p>Sit up straight, and if you see someone encroaching your space by the distance between his knees, tell him to sit up straight. It’s bad for your back.</p><p>Look at that, didn’t cost anyone nearly 80 grand for me to figure it out for people. Though I wish it did.</p><p>Also. <i>STOP STARING AT MY CROTCH! IT’S CREEPY! YOU CREEPOS! I DON’T KNOW ABOUT Y’ALL BUT MAH MOMMA DUN RAISED ME RIGHT TO NOT STARE AT PEOPLE’S UNMENTIONABLES (without their consent)!</i></p></blockquote> <p>This is the funniest shit i have ever read yall need lives lmfao</p></blockquote> <p>That comment from time travel girl may be the stupidest thing I&rsquo;ve ever read. &ldquo;Crotch display&rdquo;? Did you feminist doofuses get that from a Disney Channel show or something? Holy bean pies.</p>
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