I am so fucking amused right now. These two men seem to have taken my Lifehacker account of manspreading on airplanes personally. I am a “passive-aggressive shitheel,” apparently, for not asking two men with headphones on to move their legs out of MY middle seat space. (Thanks, cheap-ass work!) Instead, I asserted myself by spreading my own legs out in MY space, nudging their legs out of my space. Sure, maybe I should have interrupted their podcasts or loud music or whatever to ask both of them to move their legs. Or, I could just try taking the space that belongs to ME first before I get into what is surely going to be a cranky confrontation on my part?
In short, guys, I think I found manspreaders! Who must be “politely asked” to move their legs out of my damn space or else it’s a capital offense. Yet another example of men who freak out when they can’t have everything and anything they want.
ETA: Wow, I am overwhelmed by the amount of support in this post as opposed to the amount of hate I got at LH! I should have known it would be different here. BROS. UGH.