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    At Least Two Subway Riders Have Been Arrested for Man-Spreading


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    First they came for the man-spreaders and I said nothing...
    Buried in the pages of the Police Reform Organizing Project’s recent “That’s How They Get You” report, Gothamist unearthed this little gem:

    On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of “man spreading” on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders. Before issuing an [adjournment contemplating dismissal] for both men, the judge expressed her skepticism about the charge because of the time of the arrests: “12:11AM, I can’t believe there were many people on the subway.”

    That’s right. The police arrested two men for the crime of man-spreading, i.e. taking up too much room on the subway by spreading their legs wide in order to accommodate what we can only assume are their massively large balls.
    As a vocal opponent of manspreading, I was thrilled when the Metropolitan Transit Authority began speaking out against it and even more thrilled when some men, #NotAllMen, began having a very public tantrum about their right to take up as much space as their bait and tackle desire.
    But now I have to ask myself: Is this too far? Also, who do I hate more? Manspreaders or the NYPD? Answer: I hate them both and yes, this is too far. Basic rudeness isn’t exactly a criminal offense and if it was, the MTA would have the police arresting people for anything ranging from taking up a seat with their purse to playing music on their phone speakers to eating food that makes the entire subway car reek.
    Let’s battle this the way we always have—by demanding that man-spreaders move to let you sit. Trust me. I did it this morning and it felt great.

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    I am female and I manspread.

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    Manspreader:

    He comes out day and night
    An entitled, sullen type
    Nothing is new, I've seen him here before
    Watching and waiting
    Ooh, he's sittin' near you but his feet are splayed cross the floor


    So many have paid to see
    His bait and tackle set free

    Watch out girl he'll use the seat up

    (Oh-oh, here he comes) He's a manspreader
    (Oh-oh, here he comes) Watch out girl he'll chew the seat up
    (Oh-oh, here he comes) He's a manspreader

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilligaf View Post
    I am female and I manspread.
    bruce, is that you?
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    Ugh. I sat next to one of these on a plane once. He was an unwashed fat bastard too. And he crossed his arms. He was in the middle seat and I was on the aisle. I think he was hoping I'd offer to swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dilligaf View Post
    I am female and I manspread.
    Are you me?
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    If I lived in the city, I would probably kill all man spreaders. I think most of my local cops arrest people for stupid shit, think rudeness should be against the law. Kindness is the glue to society, as said by Cosmo Kramer, and I believe that. I hate selfish rude assholes.
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    I would have all pants-on-the-grounders arrested, too.

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    It's not just that they're taking up space, in my experience creeps do it so they can rub their legs up against the girls they're sitting next to. It's intimidation.
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    Ok that Bruce,is that you?? Comment made me so laugh hard..I actually snorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    If I lived in the city, I would probably kill all man spreaders. I think most of my local cops arrest people for stupid shit, think rudeness should be against the law. Kindness is the glue to society, as said by Cosmo Kramer, and I believe that. I hate selfish rude assholes.
    I didn't know it had an actual name. I once complained about this in the Rant thread. I couldn't imagine the average man's junk being so cumbersome. I love they put a name to it. I need to find a clever way of saying something to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Ugh. I sat next to one of these on a plane once. He was an unwashed fat bastard too. And he crossed his arms. He was in the middle seat and I was on the aisle. I think he was hoping I'd offer to swap.
    this happened to me once. the guy was a prick and just did it to intimidate. mr czb saw what was going on (he had to sit in another row since the plane was overbooked) and swapped seats with me. the manspreading stopped tout suite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    this happened to me once. the guy was a prick and just did it to intimidate. mr czb saw what was going on (he had to sit in another row since the plane was overbooked) and swapped seats with me. the manspreading stopped tout suite.
    I've told this story before, but a guy once drunk spread into my little brother's seat at the movie theater (the guy's hand was practically in my brother's lap). I switched with my brother and flopped the guy's hand back into his own lap. A couple minutes later, pandemonium ensued.

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    ewwwww

    how old were you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    ewwwww

    how old were you?
    It was the Darkman premiere - so 1990. Basically, the year before I got married and had someone in my life who would prevent me from getting myself into other dangerous situations.

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