A great article in the Guardian.
The EMT [Madrid transit system] came up with the initiative in partnership with Madrid city council’s equality department and the Microrrelatos Feministas collective, a women’s group that has launched an online petition for such signs to be installed.
Their petition, which has more than 11,500 signatures, says: “All public transport has stickers explaining that room needs to be made for pregnant women, people with buggies, older people and those with disabilities, but there’s something that affects all of us practically every time we use public transport: manspreading.”
Similar initiatives have been launched around the world. Three years ago, the New York subway system began a crackdown on the problem with a campaign called “Dude, stop the spread please. It’s a space issue”.
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