In defence of "manspreading"
"How can anyone defend such an inconsiderate habit?" might be an understandable response to my heading above. And I have yet to see a defence of it. And yet the truth is obvious: It is natural for men to sit that way when relaxed. Why? Because men have a package between their legs that does not like being squeezed and does like a bit of air. Women don't have that so have more of a tendency to sit demurely. And the male and female pelvises are different too so that could be an influence that someone who knows more about anatomy than I do might be able to talk about.
Note below that two Royal Princes who were very much in the public eye sat like that recently. And they are occupationally obliged to avoid offence
Needless to say, men CAN sit more considerately and will usually do so if in a crowded situation. But it is an effort, though not a great one. So men who do take up more than one space or seat on a crowded bus or train should politely be asked to make way. And men who fail to give up their seat altogether to an obviously pregnant woman are low types who deserve censure, and, in some cases, prosecution.
But feminists never see the other side of any question so I have yet to see any complainer about manspreading refer to the common female practice of taking up an extra seat for her handbag, tote, shopping etc. Women too can be inconsiderate in their use of space. It is inconsiderate PEOPLE we should condemn, not one sex or the other. Matthew 7:5 again applies.
Now here is an interesting picture below:
We see an odd way of sitting that is sort of half spread. It's the way I and my son naturally sit -- with one foot tucked under. We automatically and just about always sit that way. We don't know why. We just do it. It feels most comfortable to us to sit that way. For many years it had never occurred to me that I sit in an unusual way until the boy's mother remarked to me one day, "He sits in the same funny way that you do". I initially thought: "Funny way? I don't sit in a funny way!" but I eventually realized she was right
Clearly some unusual gene has got into us in some way and there it rests. It doesn't bother us in the least. We sit in perfect comfort. But it does tend to show that even your manner of sitting is genetically determined. But it is very common for feminists to argue futilely with genetics.