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Old 10.06.2017, 22:27
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Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

Okay, a bit late for Friday just gone, but I couldn't resist this two oddities. Besides, we haven't had any for a few weeks.

"Transport chiefs in the Spanish capital, Madrid, have launched a campaign discouraging "manspreading" - men encroaching on other seats by sitting with their legs wide apart.

Bus operator EMT is putting up new signs showing a seated male figure, legs akimbo, next to a big red cross.

A similar campaign is planned for the city's Metro system.

The move follows an online petition by a women's campaign group, which garnered more than 12,000 signatures.

Manspreading - which was accepted as a word in the online Oxford dictionary two years ago - is already discouraged in some other cities around the world."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40233435

Of course you could just kick the offender on the shins to get the message across.

"A Swedish councillor has suggested installing music in school toilets, to help pupils worried about embarrassing noises.

Centre Party councillor Cecilia Cato, in the town of Tingsryd, says some are so concerned that they refuse to use the toilet all day.

She raised the musical solution in a proposal to the council.

"I don't think it's just about number two on the toilet, but many also don't do number one," Ms Cato told The Local.

"I've worked in the world of education for many years and know through the students that this is a problem, above all in junior and senior high school.

"I myself experienced this when I was young and now that it's being talked about many others confirm that they did too. It's not something you talk completely openly about..."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40235665

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Old 10.06.2017, 22:36
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Re: Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

That's two more major problems that the world faces solved.

At this rate we'll be problem free by the fall equinox.
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Old 10.06.2017, 23:24
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Re: Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

Man-spreading is terribly widespread here in Zurich.
It's disgusting, and should rightfully be banned.

Personally, I always put my bag between me and the perpetrator, and give it a good, hard shove.
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Old 10.06.2017, 23:42
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Re: Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

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Man-spreading is terribly widespread here in Zurich.
It's disgusting, and should rightfully be banned.

Personally, I always put my bag between me and the perpetrator, and give it a good, hard shove.


To me this is definitely a first world problem. At the most.
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Old 10.06.2017, 23:51
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To me this is definitely a first world problem. At the most.
Not on a long haul flight, oh no.....! (The first part of MF´s post that is)
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Man-spreading is terribly widespread here in Zurich.
It's disgusting, and should rightfully be banned.
A short anatomy lesson for you: http://www.xojane.com/issues/manspre...vs-fat-shaming
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Old 10.06.2017, 23:58
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Re: Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

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Why? Easy to sit differently and not bother anyone else. Sitting "normally" won´t hurt any man
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Why? Easy to sit differently and not bother anyone else. Sitting "normally" won´t hurt any man
Good manners are always important, I agree. However, many of the photographs I see of "manspreading" involve men sitting in half empty carriages where their posture isn't bothering anybody. Several commentators have made the claim that it is offensive in all situations as it is a manifestation of male privilege. The fact remains, though, that for many men sitting for long periods with legs close together is very uncomfortable and sometimes painful. We are simply not built for sitting like that.

That doesn't mean we should be selfish and take up other people's space for the sake of ten minutes' comfort in the tram, but where there is space then it's everyone's right to be comfortable, whether they're a 140 kg diabetic or a bloke with painful hips (as explained in the link).
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Old 11.06.2017, 14:52
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Man-spreading is terribly widespread here in Zurich.
It's disgusting, and should rightfully be banned.

Personally, I always put my bag between me and the perpetrator, and give it a good, hard shove.
That's the beauty of equal rights. I get to shove right back.
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Old 11.06.2017, 14:55
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Man-spreading is terribly widespread here in Zurich.
It's disgusting, and should rightfully be banned.
And woman-spreading?

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Old 11.06.2017, 14:58
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Re: Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

Just to add to the second issue raised in this thread, I wonder if there would be an appetite for this novel invention...

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2009/01/12/to...u-take-a-dump/
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Old 11.06.2017, 15:28
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Just to add to the second issue raised in this thread, I wonder if there would be an appetite for this novel invention...

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2009/01/12/to...u-take-a-dump/
To put this to good use one would have to take the feet off the ground. Amongst those who's bellies are still too big there will be a lot of broken noses.
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Old 11.06.2017, 15:37
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Re: Friday Thread x2 - Manspreading and Musical Toilets

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"Complaining About Manspreading Is Just as Bad as Fat Shaming"

Or just as valid.

And if men really can't hold their tackle in a comfortable position with legs closed I suggest they just ditch the boxer shorts and get some proper supportive underkecks instead.
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"Complaining About Manspreading Is Just as Bad as Fat Shaming"

Or just as valid.

And if men really can't hold their tackle in a comfortable position with legs closed I suggest they just ditch the boxer shorts and get some proper supportive underkecks instead.
You know there's more to the article than just the headline, right?

It's about our hips, not our bollocks.
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Thanks! Forget about the good hard shove with my bag as I'm left crushed between flesh and a window pane - now I'm just going to translate:

"Find a testicle-possessing male and ask him if he’s ever crushed a nut crossing his legs, or accidentally sat on one while freeballing"

into several different languages, and use them appropriately.
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And woman-spreading?

Tom
Good idea! Must continue to work on my angle.

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