We have, in the last few years, been subjected to an odd various kinds of lazy, unimaginative wordplay whereby the word ‘man’ is prefixed onto certain things, ascribing male features to them somewhat unnecessarily. Examples include: manbag, man-scaping, man-flu, mansplaining and now, manspreading, which is the male act of taking up unnecessary space on modes of public transport by splaying his legs too wide.

The city of Madrid evidently thinks that manspreading has become such a problem that they decided to ban it wholly on their public transport system, in order to “remind transport customers to maintain civic responsibility and respect the personal space of everyone on board.”

This woman decided to fight back against this obnoxious behaviour, by giving men a savour of their own medicine and teaching them how to respect her personal space. She was quickly praised by another woman, who attempted to give a psychological reasoning behind the phenomenon of manspreading, believing that it’s basically merely another sign of male predominance and oppression.

Enter a guy on the scene, coming in to’ mansplain’( ugh) his take on the situation, which he believes is actually quite straightforward, and the entire deliberation is merely basically, nuts.

Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think about the issue in the comments. Do the dames have a level? Or is it actually only a simple matter of convenience for the cojones, placement of the plums? Or are some people just assholes, unaware of their own selfish behavior? Join the discussion!

Immediately she got backup from other commenters

Until this guy showed up

People joined in the discussion with their own opinions

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