“the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.”
But it is a part of privilege to get away with things that are not appropriate, and that privilege then consequences into a habit. And perhaps that’s what happened in the case of manspreading.
The male franchise has been the most privileged gender franchise in the world. And their privilege absolved them of any accountability of their actions. Which then became so huge that it formulated cultures amongst society.
When a man spreads his knees and invades more space than he needs, that action is deemed as manspreading. While some have argued the seated position is a physical necessity, others have said it displays sexual attractiveness.
It’s something that invades more space than necessary. And which perhaps violates the civility as it makes those around that person uncomfortable.
Well, some argue that its a medical condition or a physical requirement but others argue that it’s a manifestation of their privilege. But in a civil society, guys, please, join your knees.
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