In New York City, riding the subway is a fact of life for most commuters. Sometimes, however, that means sharing a train with some questionable characters. For instance, Sam Saia was on her way to work when the man next to her began "manspreading," that much-loathed practice of opening his legs to take up more than his fair share of space.
Since he was pushing her into the wall, Saia asked the man to stop. He responded by punching her in the face.
Saia reported in a Facebook post that before he hit her, the man shouted obscenities at her:
B****, you ain’t nothing! I’ve raped white b****es like you, f***ing c***!