Manspreading on Metro

At work the other day, we had a discussion about “manspreading.” This describes the way guys tend to sit with their legs spread wide apart, whereas women tend to sit with their legs crossed or closer together. 

The discussion at work revolved around how men tend to take up more room on the bus because of this tendency (we all commute by bus). We also talked about how women tended to pull in when someone sat next to them, while men stayed spread. My co-workers attributed this to unconscious male privilege playing out in body language. Continue Reading >>