Monday April 13, 2015

Why NYC's campaign against "manspreading" hit a nerve

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A recent New York City subway campaign targeted rude behaviour on public transit — a message that resonated far beyond the Big Apple. One of their head-turning posters, apparently targeted at men, read: "Dude, stop the spread please. It's a space issue."

In a conversation from the Best of Q, writer Gabrielle Moss joins guest host Damian Abraham to discuss the international interest in the local campaign, and what happened when she tried "manspreading" on the subway for a weekend.

What's the worst behaviour you've seen on public transit?