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Spotted: Metro Poster Asking Guys To Stop "Manspreading"

We live in a fascinating time. A time where Day Of The Dead costumes are considered offensive, a time where questioning popular opinions makes you intolerant, and a time where "manspreading" is considered sexual harassment. 

In case you are unfamiliar with the term, "manspreading" or "mansitting" is  the practice of sitting in a public transport with your legs wide apart, often covering more than one seat and inadvertently putting your crotch on display for the world to see. 

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Yesterday, Spotted STM posted a photo of this sign taken in a metro car in Bordeaux asking men to stop "man spreading". But not because it takes up two seats, it's because the makers of this sign believe, "manspreading" is a form of sexual harassment.

If you read the comments, most people believe this sign is a joke, but we checked the website listed at the bottom and it's very real.

So what do you think? Is "manspreading" technically a form of sexual harassment?  


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