Alright you "Manspreaders," people are tired of your wide sitting positions. If you are the type of person who takes up enough room to fit two more people in between your legs, this one's for you.

"Manspreading" by Gothamist

Now, Gothamist has described 'Manspreading' as:

Knowingly or not, you have seen the phenomenon of “manspreading” in nature. You’ve probably been its unwitting victim. The slow (or rapid) creep of a knee into your own by a guy (indeed, it is always a guy) taking up more than his fair share of real estate on public transit.

The next time you get on the train, look down at your own knees—how far apart are they? If there’s space enough for a litter of puppies or a celebrity selfie group shot, you are taking up too much space. Pull it in. Don’t make us find you.


Lauren Evans, Gothamist journalist, took to the train to confront this serious issue. This type of sitting position has taken over subway trains and probably many other places. Fellow passengers don't appreciate having a stranger's knee, rubbing up against theirs, as they are squeezed into their seat.

Many men don't know about this problem, as Evans captures them in the act. All we can do is help spread the word, and hope 'manspreading' doesn't take over the world.