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

From the Best of Q: A recent subway campaign in New York City is calling attention to commuters who misbehave on public transit.

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, Bustle.com 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? 


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?