What The HELL Is “Manspreading?”

On the surface, after seeing this in the news, my initial thought was; “people are literally going insane.” On the surface, seeing “manspreading” in the news, my initial thought was; “this is an actual problem?”

But, I thought I had to dive deeper into this topic. I shouldn’t just talk about something that I only saw in a viral video.

Apparently, the term “manspreading” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as; “the practice whereby a man, especially one traveling on public transportation, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.” So basically, in  layman’s terms, if you want to get a nice stretch to let the boys breathe, you are an asshole.

(First question I have is, what do they call seats being taken up by gigantic purses? But I digress….)

Now don’t get my words twisted, because I’m not siding with people that ACTUALLY spread into the other seats next to them. They are what is considered “assholes,” and just don’t understand that they are not the only people on this earth.

What I am talking about are the guys that just sit down and are accused of hyper-masculinity right off the bat. I’m talking about the guys that are taking the subway to work, sitting down to enjoy the day’s paper, and are all of a sudden the biggest pieces of shit in the world. The fact that they are being assaulted by women, some even with serious household chemicals; (yes, it IS assault, don’t try and frame it differently); is inexcusable and needs to be addressed in more areas than here.

And don’t sit there and try to make the women “standing up against this tyranny” the heroes, because they are not. What they are is one sane judge away from community service for the next 50 hours.

All I am trying to say here is, why are we making something so minuscule as this a problem in our society? We have so many other heinous acts being committed across the world, and we are worried about this bullshit? I mean if he’s just sitting there minding his own business, not naked, and he’s not committing a crime in any way, shape, or form; LET IT GO! There are bigger fish to fry out there.


What are your thoughts on the matter? Let me know in the comments section below!

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