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What do you think about the habit of "manspreading" on trains?

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Hate it. Also hate bag spreading.

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Hate it. Also hate perfume spreading.

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Only became a problem when someone invented a name for it. I just push their leg back in with mine if I have to sit next to one of them. No problem

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“Manspreading”? Is that the action following hanging but preceding quartering?

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Seems like an anti-male movement. There is an anatomical reason why I do not comfortably sit with my knees squeezed together.

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There is an anatomical reason why I do not comfortably sit with my knees squeezed together.

If you're sandwiched in between two people, then you're just gonna have to suck it up.

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It can be really annoying. I get that men generally just take up more space than women, but the tendency I've observed is that women make more of an effort to take up less space in a crammed train. Men don't seem to be as mindful about spreading legs and elbows, even if it pokes the people sitting around them...

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@Jonorth: Men don't seem to be as mindful about spreading legs and elbows, even if it pokes the people sitting around them...

I hope what is poking is not what I think is poking. Here is a novel idea, make a transit system that is not 300% packed in the commute hours then people can sit comfortably and not travel to work like a 3rd world refugee.

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How about putting even more stickers and signs inside trains of more rules?

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Seems like an anti-male movement. There is an anatomical reason why I do not comfortably sit with my knees squeezed together.

My aren't we feeling entitled?

A real man of course would be capable of sitting normally or standing up to make room for others, so this can't be an anti-male thing, right?

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This is nowhere near as bad as people going into a train when people are still trying to get out of the train, forcing the people getting out to squeeze through the middle. Don't know how many people I've pushed back out when I get out but it's a lot.

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Legroom renegades, space invaders, the territorial clearance insurgent.

Irrespective of gender they capture and maraud in all shapes and sizes, even carrying musical instruments. Its enough to make one reach for the bicycle.

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As bad as it is, (manspreading) it’s also bad, the school kids spreading and pretending to be asleep so you don’t ask them to move which I do every time and they do move.

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This is nowhere near as bad as people going into a train when people are still trying to get out of the train, forcing the people getting out to squeeze through the middle. Don't know how many people I've pushed back out when I get out but it's a lot.

I agree.

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