Attention All Men: Please Keep Your Legs Closed

By Richard K. Noots

There’s a big issue in New York City, and it’s called manspreading. Apparently, men have the need to spread their legs for the sake of their poor genitals. Inadvertently, this causes them to take up two or three seats of room on the busy subways of NYC, and it needs to stop! Or something. Anyway, these do-gooders set up a social experiment to see how people react to womanspreading on subways, and … It’s exactly what you’d expect. Look … If you’re sitting on public transportation and it’s full, do your best to make room for others. Isn’t that common courtesy?


  1. karson says:

    That’s too funny! I’m probably guilty of it without even realizing as I think a lot of guys are. I don’t do it out of arrogance. It would be funny to see a woman sit like that and I’d probably be one of the people wondering why she’s sitting like a guy.

  2. Tomas says:

    I laughed when she sat down and people were giving her looks like they were disgusted. Most men don’t even realize the way they spread themselves out, myself included.

  3. rudol55 says:

    Ha… I would just plop my butt down in the seat next to the guy taking two seats. Subway seats are hard to find. Keep them closed.

  4. Ferdinand says:

    I didn’t realize how much room these spreaders take up. I tend to sit with my legs open watching TV and don’t even think of all the room I take. I imagine that must be frustrating to the person forced to stand because some guy is taking up two spaces.

  5. Stingray says:

    I was once told that men feel more able to take up public space, while women are the opposite – meant to take up as little as possible. (That could also explain the pressure for men to have muscles and stature, and women to be skinny). Interesting theories but I’m not sure they are accurate.

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