Everyday men take up 1-2 extra seats on NY subways, forcing hundreds, if not thousands, of other
passengers to stand while they sit. It is called Manspreading – the wide- kneed, V-shaped sitting position – and
it’s a problem. So much so that the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) just launched an ad campaign encouraging
men to “share a little less of themselves."
Emma G. Fitzsimmons of New York Times writes beautifully about the
phenomena in yesterday's paper. The article “A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs" can
be found online.
And then there those who take up 6 or seven seats ...