In this area, I only really know about the US and even then, only slightly. Closest thing we get to at that level is probably the rules within private corporations and grammar schools. But in the public arena, most anything goes here.

In this area, I only really know about the US and even then, only slightly. Closest thing we get to at that level is probably the rules within private corporations and grammar schools. But in the public arena, most anything goes here.

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Hogging up seats pisses people off. It’s like when someone parks and takes two spaces. That also starts lots of fights.

I haven’t been to NYC in a long time but I remember people yelling at women who took a second seat for their pocketbook. Packages are ok but a pocketbook is not.

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Women have always gotten a break in that area. Many workplaces have a couch in the women’s room but not the men’s room. Needing to lay down *is* something women have to deal with on occasion that most men normally don’t.

But in the name of equality for men, they’ve been taking the couches away and eventually women laying across seats will get the same criticism as taking up a seat for her pocketbook or him for his legs.

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“Hey lady! Put your pocketbook on the floor and leave room for someone else to sit!”

Heard that many times taking buses both in New Jersey and New York.

I’ve also heard “Quit taking up two seats, you jackass and close your fucking legs” Same thing.

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But you don’t see SJW women making youtube videos complaining about their 2nd seat for a pocketbook. But you DO see youtube videos made by SJW men complaining about having to take up one seat like everybody else does.

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Seems there was a single source for the rumour which spread. There doesn’t seem to EVER have been any arrests for manspreading yet, just a rumor that made it through the papers.

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This seems to be the origin article which then spread like gossip does until people simply accept it as fact.

http://gothamist.com/2015/05/28/manspreading_crackdown.php

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There ARE posters though discouraging it. Madrid just put some up too. But they’re discouraging people from doing it, not arresting people for it.

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Proof that it’s a rumor: What criminal code is being stated?

None. There is no criminal code for it. No criminal code? No arrests. It’s rumors.

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“According to a recent report from the Police Reform Organising Project, ”
It points to PDF. I looked at the PDF. What does it have? Stories. No laws being cited. Nothing reliably factual. Just stories.

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117 short stories that sound plausible without any official documentation backing ANY of them up = a good chance it’s all made up to support their cause. It’s easy to write plausible stories.

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Interestingly, the PROP cause (who wrote that piece with the 117 stories) *does* seem like a good cause.

http://www.policereformorganizingproject.org/mission/

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Here’s a quote from their mission: It’s a good mission, although why “manspreading” got all the ire of the internet makes me chuckle a little.

” Black and brown men who are victimized frequently by being harassed, cuffed, confined, criminalized and charged with petty infractions.
Women who are sexually harassed by police officers and mothers of Black and Brown children who have to consistently worry for their children’s safety in addition to their own
Homeless individuals and people with mental illness who are often arrested and denied access to services and treatment.
LGBTQIA and gender nonconforming people who are verbally and sexually assaulted by officers.
Sex workers who are targets of police abuse and wrongly and/or falsely arrested for prostitution.
Street vendors who are ticketed, fined and arrested for violating arbitrarily enforced minor rules.
Muslim communities who are subjected to unwarranted and illegal surveillance and human/civil rights violations.

But being an activist organization, I expect LOTS and lots of made up “just so” stories. They have to get people emotionally and, well, it works so they do it. Religious organizations also use this in their causes as do politicians.

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