Madrid Transit Officers Tackle ‘El Manspreading’

With the campaign, Madrid, a city of more than 3 million people, joins others around the world trying to tackle the posture, the bane of many commuters.
PhotoDespite the word “manspreading,” some authorities have made their campaigns less specific about the gender of those perpetrating it.
If you see a popular person on the couch they are in usually in the middle — arms out, legs spread.
“Our bylaws cover general interference in a seat, like putting a bag or feet on the seat,” he said.
In Japan, the Tokyo Metro’s illustrated subway posters suggest manspreading is an etiquette breach.

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