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Old 07-18-2019, 05:42 PM   #1
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Woman in college designs chair to prevent "manspreading"

It's a real thing:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...8saVLG6thTQCJI

Very brave, yes?
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:56 PM   #3
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Me thinks there is a dose of trolling in this project. Esp given the addition of the other chair.

I'm not one to want to sit in the same position for too long a period, and my only minimally padded backside has zero appreciation for flat hard chairs like that, so either way, that looks uncomfortable as heck for anyone.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:57 PM   #4
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Just covering this story seems like an attempt to rile people up. Not worth it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:10 PM   #5
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Of course, people spreading their legs is a part of the Patriarchy.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:29 PM   #6
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When the worst offenders get off the train and walk down the street, why don't they be like



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Old 07-18-2019, 08:29 PM   #7
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:50 PM   #8
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Oh, see, I misread the headline as "mansplaining" and then I was really confused.
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:10 AM   #9
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There's a difference between letting Mr. Johnson & The Juice Crew breathe and hogging three seats in the subway
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:28 PM   #10
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I...have never even heard of manspreading before...WTF? If it is matter of people being assholes and taking up more space sitting down than is reasonably allotted to them to the point of invading someone else's space because their head is up their ass---I have seen EVERYONE DO THAT!

Hell, I was just out with a friend today, we are both girls, and I had to basically tell her to (f)uck off, because we were sitting across from each other in a booth at a restaurant because she had her legs stretched out to the point where I had to keep my legs curled against the booth and was uncomfortable.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:35 PM   #11
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I just end up "accidentally" hitting people like that under the table on purpose in an attempt to help them get the hint.

So tired of how common such obliviousness (or is it self centeredness?) has become. And esp ticks me off when it's just inconsiderate crap that adult human beings should not have to be told is crossing the line.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:13 PM   #12
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When I first heard of "manspreading in a subway" I thought it was about perverts who masturbate in a subway.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:26 PM   #13
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I wasn't sure what manspreading was until I heard it discussed elsewhere.

It's good to share a public seat.
It isn't good for guys to nutcrack their boys in some ridiculous chair.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:23 PM   #14
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This seems like a ridiculous invention. Here's an idea. Why not spread both chairs apart? Then one can Manspread without affecting the space of the other.
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:08 AM   #15
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:13 PM   #16
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Still think she's in good part trolling everyone. I mean, this complaint seems to be primarily an issue in places like commuter trains, right? And obviously those aren't train applicable chairs. Nor would it work for anyone who has thicker legs than the skinny guys in the photos. And making them adjustable or coming in various sizes would just let thinner "spreaders" choose a wider chair and keep up the habit.

And speaking as someone who'd want to sit with a foot tucked under her part of the time, those so-called chairs make that impossible.


That whole project though is reinventing the mouse trap for an issue that would probably have an easier solution. Such as just put a metal divider of some sort between the leg space of each seat. Not too big or enough to trip people, but just large enough to be effective. Sit as wide as you want within the space of your own chair, but the spacer will prevent anyone's knees from intruding on other's space or preventing anyone from having a seat. (And put in arm rests to prevent anyone from thinking they'll be clever and sit in the middle between seats and straddle the divider.)
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