A man has pr-ovoked contr-oversy on social media saying he does not allow to give up his seat for pregnant women because of his long working hours.
The problem began when the man in question took to a subforum on Reddit called Am I The A**hole? – where users post about a recent grievance or confl!ct they’ve experienced and the online community then votes on whether or not the original poster was in the wrong or not.
In a thread titled “AITA for not giving up my seat to a pregnant woman?”, the original poster asked the community if I was wrong of him to not allow to give up his own seat for a pregnant woman on public transport, after doing a ten-hour long shift at work.
In a lengthy post, the Redditor wrote: “So last night I’m on the bus, and a very heavily pregnant lady gets on. She looks around for a seat, only to find there are no available ones left. I’m the closest to her, so she starts giving me imploring eyes.
“I wasn’t r*de or anything, I just told her no, I’ve had a long day and my feet are sore. I don’t want to give up my seat.”She started crying about how she’s a pregnant single mom, and I told her I’m sorry, but that was her personal choice and she can’t expect other people to accommodate her life choices.”
The Redditor then said he told the woman that it wasn’t his job to support her because she couldn’t afford a car, which led to him being berated by an elderly man who was also using the bus. Suffice it to say, the post divided opinion on Reddit, with many social media users cr!ticizing the man’s attitude.
For instance, one Reddit-user wrote: “Yeah, what’s next, bl*ming an old person for being old? Bl*ming defo-rmed people for being born? You see someone who needs a seat, you give it to them. [sic]” However, some other commenters were more supportive and said that the pregnant woman didn’t have the right to demand a seat just because she was carrying a child. For instance, one commenter wrote: “I’m a woman, btw. I just don’t feel like you should be f*rced to give up your seat because she is pregnant.”Yes, pregnancy su*ks, and it’s uncomfortable as all h*ll, but that is no reason for you to su-ffer, IMO. You’re in pain, too, and there were plenty of other people who could have stood rather than you.”So, was this man in the right for taking a hardline stance on this issue? Or was he being unreasonable and ru-de? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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