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Today's Poll: 05/29/2015

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Police officers arrested subway riders in Brooklyn for "manspreading" (the practice of sitting in public transport with legs wide apart, thereby covering more than one seat). Do you think the arrests were appropriate? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
Yes, manspreading is an epidemic that needs to stop
No, people should be able to sit however they like
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Daw1955
on 05/29/15
Dwyer you are too big for an airplane seat you have to pay more...
13callmenana
on 05/29/15
I don't think arrests should be made unless a person has been asked to allow someone to have a seat and refused. And only if there aren't other seats.
NetSurfingGirl
on 05/29/15
Women are taught to keep their legs closed while sitting so why not men. It`s rude, gross and disrespectful.
Superfunpuppy
on 05/29/15
it adds up to 99 percent.
AgentGalavant
on 05/29/15
If there weren't any seats available(which, seeing as that was in Brooklyn, does seem probable) due to the "Manspreading" that IS rude, but if that happened during a time when there was plenty of space available... It just seems like to much of a petty crime to warrant an arrest no matter what, I guess...😕
Tiff34
on 05/29/15
There as to be more to this story? Did they resist arrest once asked to refrain from sitting in that manner? I can't believe police are taking time out arresting people for this when real crimes are taking place, especially in NYC....are you kidding me!!!!
Tiff34
on 05/29/15
I meant, did they refuse to comply and were subsequently arrested......
Pikachew364
on 05/29/15
Kateness8 and 1 others liked this  
I think that someone should be scolded for doing that, but not necessarily arrested...
youreyes2see
on 05/29/15
monicaaaa7 and 1 others liked this  
the more you feed the drama ..... the more they are going to push it..

no arresting people is not going to make it stop.. it is only feeding the drama..
FaceTheDemons
on 05/29/15
Indeed. Brownie points for you good sir.
FaceTheDemons
on 05/29/15
kinderdahl liked this  
Geez...ain't this country going outta whack? Too many laws, too many arrests... even too many regulations! Don't put handcuffs on someones wrists just because of the way they are sitting. If they are going to be a jerk off about it, then yeah, they kinda deserve a punch in the face, but that's about it...
ArtC124
on 05/29/15
andic2122 and 5 others liked this  
Ticketing, maybe, but arrests seem a little over-the-top.
kitten2013
on 05/29/15
If this is about taking up more than one seat, it shouldn't be called manspreading because why should a woman hog up all the seats just because she's not a guy? doesn't give you any right to be a jerk. Not against women, just those who think things are okay if they do it but if others do it it's bad.
cory410
on 05/29/15
AgentGalavant liked this  
i don't think arresting someone is necessary but if its a full train and your taking up a seat someone else could be sitting in and they ask you to move and you refuse then you deserve a smack. i open my legs kinda wide when i sit but i make room when i have to
fashionistapari
on 05/29/15
If people should be able to sit however they like then I might as well lay down and make myself cozy...
Matthiieu
on 05/29/15
monicaaaa7 and 6 others liked this  
When do people get fined for pursespreading?
sassafrass3483
on 05/29/15
RomperStomp liked this  
That is equally annoying... backpacks, shopping bags... anything like that. But at least they don't involve some grubby man in shorts airing his junk out at you. Not to mention being grazed by their legs when you're not even in the general vicinity.
jlyn1962
on 05/29/15
fashionistapari liked this  
When the subways are crowded and people have to stand,the last thing you need is someone being rude like that.
Blenoodles
on 05/29/15
kayanam123 and 3 others liked this  
Yes and no It isn't fair that someone takes up more than one seat by "manspreading". However, a police's purpose is to protect and serve. There is no need to arrest someone over how they sit.
kommm
on 05/29/15
Tiff34 and 2 others liked this  
Are they also going to arrest really heavy people for taking up too much room? I doubt they are taking up any more space than some really big people take. Maybe charge a person for 24 inches (just an example) of space. If you use more than that, you pay for 2.
sassafrass3483
on 05/29/15
RomperStomp liked this  
The difference is that the manspreaders can choose to not sit that way. It's rude and it's gross.
Blenoodles
on 05/29/15
RomperStomp liked this  
That's different, though. Fat people can't help it. But people who "manspread" easily have the ability to adjust the way they sit so it won't take up two seats.
bellaswan
on 05/29/15
AliceRenee94 liked this  
Good point, obese people can easily take up 2 seats, they'd need to be arrested too. Same with women who use their purse as a wedge to prevent people from sitting too near.
LadyJavert
on 05/29/15
They should be fined. Its so annoying when people purposely take up a seat on a public transportation. Even people who put their purse or bag to prevent someone from sitting too close are wrong. I hate when people crowd me but I don't do unnecessary things like hog two spots.
AliceRenee94
on 05/29/15
ThriftyMomz and 2 others liked this  
Yet another dissapointing poll from team SB due to the fact that you're not giving enough options. How hard is it to imagine a variety of thoughts people are likly to have instead of giving a couple or a few broad choices that are extremely limiting. And really - there should always be an "other" for people. It is just improbable that every voter will 100% agree with even one of 10 options.
You should hire to write your polls (or anyone else who can think on behalf of all swaggernuts) I bet you'd get better poll feedback.
MMorrighan
on 05/29/15
kayanam123 and 2 others liked this  
About goddamn time. Yeah, your precious nutsack needs the extra space. My labia needs to air out, too, but you don't see me taking up the two seats on either side of me.
sassafrass3483
on 05/29/15
This made me laugh really hard. Maybe you should start! And your purse needs a seat too.
LotusDream
on 05/29/15
They shouldn't arrest people for how they sit. Since when is someone being rude a crime? I guess of the town wants to make an ordinance they could ticket people and make revenue. Playing public nanny and arresting idiots costs money. Truthfully, management should just walk up and tell people to make room when it gets to crowded but, that's about as far as this should go.
sassafrass3483
on 05/29/15
ThriftyMomz and 2 others liked this  
Why are there only two choices? This needs to be stopped, but arresting them is a bit extreme. I always hated that when I took the T to work in Boston. Especially when they're wearing shorts. Ick.
BetsyC
on 05/29/15
talk of obese taking up two seats... but I see this manspread taking up 3....
bellaswan
on 05/29/15
ThriftyMomz and 4 others liked this  
47% of the users of this site cannot possibly believe that "manspreading" is a crime...tell me that the people voting on this poll were joking.
rafaelsonic702
on 05/29/15
is the 'watch' section not working properly for anyone else? I keep getting 'Service Unavailable' message.
sonnypassion
on 05/29/15
me too
sonnypassion
on 05/29/15
AliceRenee94 liked this  
let me guess, the officers were white but the people arrested were not white.
nanks
on 05/29/15
tabbanie and 1 others liked this  
It's rude but not illegal. Frankly, I think police force could be used in a better way!
Sage1120
on 05/29/15
Sharky225 and 2 others liked this  
Too many little liberties are being restricted. It starts out small. Look at what all has become banned across the country the past 2 years. Wait the next 2 years and see what we will no longer be free to do...
cebulin
on 05/29/15
don't know
Cin06
on 05/29/15
Tiff34 and 6 others liked this  
It's rude and inconsiderate, but to arrest someone for doing it. Now that's dumb!!
troyalg
on 05/29/15
AliceRenee94 and 2 others liked this  
I think it would be allowable for train officials to throw them off, the same way businesses can refuse service to people. However, police should not be allowed to arrest them. The Feds are already claiming they have a right to our thoughts and now they want a right to our politeness. 47% answered this question yes! 1984, people. Big Brother, Thought-police, and politeness police. This ain't freedom!
m3rcip0url3v3nin
on 05/29/15
sonnypassion and 4 others liked this  
while "manspreading" is obnoxious and gross, it still isn't a crime...although doing so on a packed train would definitely be ruled a dick move
Bowmike13
on 05/29/15
truesally liked this  
I think they need to get thrown off the moving train. I hate when there is a pack train car and some idiot is doing that purposely. I have been in a few verbal altercations over the years for stuff like that
Wesnjo
on 05/29/15
mela95 and 1 others liked this  
What about, undecided or could care less?
imlucky10
on 05/29/15
RomperStomp and 5 others liked this  
Needs more choices, like an option for maybe having commuters doing this losing their travel privileges. etc..I don't think it is an arrestable offense but they should get fined, say three times, if they keep doing so after that then arrest them. It is rude and this should be stopped in it's tracks.
POMOM25
on 05/29/15
RomperStomp and 6 others liked this  
Arrested? No way. Ticket/fine...absolutely. Fine amount of the seats that couldn't be used. Very rude.
CuteLaCheLaTina
on 05/29/15
mela95 and 4 others liked this  
lol for some strange reason I imagined manspreading as something men do in Prison for Fun, not what the Picture implied...
ChristianHig
on 05/29/15
i love you
Swizzlenut
on 05/29/15
AKA salad tossing.........
JenLapa
on 05/29/15
AliceRenee94 liked this  
There needed to be an "Other" choice to this poll!
UCPAA
on 05/29/15
AliceRenee94 liked this  
You should have given us more choices. People should not be able to do whatever they want, but no one needs to be arrested.
phillyzdevil666
on 05/29/15
Swaggard32 liked this  
There should be a third choice on here. They shouldn't be able to sit like that but they shouldn't be arrested for doing it. It's rude to do but not a real reason to be arrested
tmorsesb
on 05/29/15
UCPAA liked this  
I don't think he should have been arrested, but he definitely should have been ticketed.
katiedid425
on 05/29/15
mela95 liked this  
I saw just ask them politely "excuse me I need to sit". If they ignore you, say it a bit louder (acting like they didn't hear you & perhaps gently & politely tapping them on the knee/shoulder...). IF they still insist on ignoring you then just SIT DOWN & if they get offended then tell them "well I asked nicely twice".
serveitb
on 05/29/15
goomba478 and 1 others liked this  
I just get creeped out by the term manspreading
gigoto
on 05/29/15
truesally liked this  
Somebody(female) should manspread, videotape reactions and put it on YouTube.
deraldamy
on 05/29/15
teelabee and 3 others liked this  
As incredibly rude as this is, I don't think it should be cause for arrest...although I DO think it would be completely appropriate to hire a little old lady to smack offenders with an umbrella!! :D
katiedid425
on 05/29/15
kiphys liked this  
HAHAHA!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! Are you old enough to remember the tv show Laugh In? That was my first thought when I read your comment!
miavel12
on 05/29/15
I hate when guys sit like that it's gross
Melodious74
on 05/29/15
katiedid425 and 3 others liked this  
It should not be illegal, but there are times when a man should make room for other people so that they can sit down when necessary.
starrstultz
on 05/29/15
mfets2010 and 3 others liked this  
I mean I don't think people should be arrested but I do think if you're taking up too much space unnecessarily on a crowded subway then a citation or ticket is needed.
moideux
on 05/29/15
mfets2010 and 1 others liked this  
I'm disabled so if the only available seating was in a "manspreading" area, I would politely say "Excuse me, but I need to take a load off" with a smile. If he didn't move, I suppose I'd sit down next to him anyway & wait for him to realize that he looks like a jerk & move over. Of course, where I live manners are still prominent so this poll is a non sequitur...for me.
MushroomHedgehog
on 05/29/15
Yesile liked this  
I think some people are overreacting. I don't have a clue how some people think it's okay to do so like in the image above, but at the same time, how many people do that to an outrageous extent like what is shown?

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