25 Ways to Know If You’re an Asshole on the Subway


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So it appears that it’s now possible to get arrested for manspreading on the New York City subway. Manspreading, for those whose daily interests and concerns exist outside the navel-gazing bubble of Manhattan, emerged late last year as a catch-all term for taking up too much space on a subway bench. The action is used to describe the way a person, usually a man, slouches or spreads his legs wider than necessary so as to occupy more physical space than everyone else on the train, namely women. That is, everyone except his fellow manspreaders. Of which there are many. Some in the media would like you to believe that there is currently a manspreading epidemic sweeping the nation; that manners and basic human decency have faded into obscurity. (more…)