That article is way more nuanced and scientific than many of the responses we’re getting on Instagram, from threatened males declaring that there’s no such thing as manspreading and it’s biologically impossible for men to close their legs, but it feels kind of similar. I (John from the comic) am a man. I’m more comfortable with my legs spread and naturally do so, but I can easily close them to make more room for more people to sit. Not doing so is just rude.

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Daily comic by Lisa Burdige and John Hazard about balancing life, love and kids in the gig economy.

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