Recently, we've been exposed to a particular type of uninspired wordplay where the prefix "man" is slapped onto certain things, giving them male attributes when it's not really needed. Manbag, man-scaping, man-flu, mansplaining, and now, manspreading refers to the male habit of taking up more space on public transport by spreading their legs too far apart.
Madrid's city council has decided that manspreading has become such a problem that they've banned it entirely on their public transport system. The aim is to "remind transport users to maintain civic responsibility, equal rights, and respect the personal space of everyone on board."
In response to this obnoxious behavior, one woman has decided to teach men a lesson by giving them a taste of their own medicine and making them respect her personal space. Another woman praised her and tried to explain the psychological reasons behind manspreading, believing that it was just another indication of male dominance and oppression.
Then a man shows up on the scene and begins to "mansplain" his view of the situation, believing that the whole discussion is simply insane.
Take a look at the best comebacks from both sides below, and let us know what you think about the issue in the comments. Are the ladies correct in their observations? Or is it just a matter of comfort for men's private parts? Or are they simply impolite and unaware of their own selfish behavior? Join the conversation!