By Peter Lloyd for MailOnline. In their bid for continued relevance, Western feminists love to complain about a variety of innocuous habits - especially, it seems, if they're committed by men. From 'mansplaining' to so-called manspreading, their vilification of innocent blokes is virtually endless. Yet, despite their righteousness, it seems the sisterhood need to look a little closer to home before dishing out criticisms of the opposite sex. Especially when it comes to public transport. That's because a series of images captured across the globe's public transport networks show numerous women committing a carriage-sized cardinal sin: spreading arms, legs and luggage in a selfish bid for space.
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Manspreading or man-sitting is the practice of men sitting in public transport with legs wide apart, thereby covering more than one seat. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA in the New York metropolitan area and Sound Transit of Seattle instituted poster campaigns encouraging respectful posture when other passengers have to stand due to crowding on buses and trains. Transport officials in Philadelphia , Chicago and Washington D. The criticism and campaigns against manspreading have been counter-criticized for not addressing similar behavior by women, such as taking up adjacent seats with bags, or "she-bagging. He responded on a talk show, "Hey Internet, you idiot!
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AN anti-manspreading campaigner has sparked debate after sharing a video of herself splashing male commuters with a mixture of bleach and water on a Russian metro train. While some have argued the seated position is a physical necessity, others have said it displays sexual attractiveness. Here's what you need to know about manspreading, why men do it and who Anna Dovgalyuk is. Manspreading, sometimes referred to ballrooming or mansitting, is a term to describe the way in which some men sit on public transport with their legs spread wide apart. Both the position and the term have sparked widespread criticism and debate online, and it has been compared with examples of women taking up excessive space on public transport with handbags. A number of claims have been made in relation to the reasons for manspreading, including accommodating testicles, shoulder-hip proportion and sexual attractiveness. According to the Toronto Star , men's rights group the Canadian Association for Equality launched an online petition in urging the Toronto Transit Commission to "take a more gender-neutral approach to people hogging space". Economonitor reported that the seat position is not rude behaviour, but is a necessity because of hip-shoulder ratio.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Examples include manbag, man-scaping, man-flu, mansplaining and now, manspreading, which is the male act of taking up additional space on public transport by splaying his legs too wide. This woman decided to fight back against this obnoxious behavior equally, by giving men a taste of their own medicine and teaching them how to respect her personal space. Scroll down below to check the best comebacks from both sides for yourself, and let us know what you think about the issue in the comments.