The term “manspreading” is a name for the phenomenon that women know very well: it’s when a man decides to spread his legs as far apart as possible and take up as much room as he can. The most important part is that this usually happens in public transport, which makes it even worse.
Well, a Reddit user gave a very “scientific” explanation for why men “absolutely have to manspread”, and he even created diagrams:
As you can see, “it’s all about physiology and geometry”, right? I mean, their poor unflexible legs can’t possibly cross, and they also can’t stand normally. Oh, they absolutely must spread their knees as far as possible and block everyone else from sitting down.
The mansplaining user wrote that men are, on average, taller than women, and it gives them a higher center of gravity, which narrows their “balance triangle”. So, when tall men are sitting on a moving bus, they subconsciously seat themselves in a “stable position”, and they “must spread their legs to widen the balance triangle”.
You know what I say to that? Absolute BS!