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    Female University Student Creates Chair That Prevents Manspreading

    Female University Student Creates Chair That Prevents Manspreading

    “It came from my own experiences of men infringing on my space in public”

    Manspreading is a term used to describe the tendency of men to sit with their knees pointing outwards. It’s apparently a big problem.

    The Daily Mail reports:

    The END of manspreading? University student fed up with ‘men infringing on her public space’ wins national design award for creating chair that restricts how they sit down

    A university student has won a national award for designing a chair that stops men from manspreading.

    Laila Laurel, 23, created the piece of furniture to stop men from widening their legs and encroaching on other people’s personal space.

    Two bits of wood are cleverly positioned on the seat to physically stop whoever is sitting down from moving their legs apart.

    The word ‘manspreading’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015 following an online campaign against the practice since 2013.

    The dictionary definition is the ‘practice of a man sitting on public transport with his legs wide apart, taking up more space than he needs and preventing other people from sitting down’.

    Ms Laurel, who graduates in 3D Design and Craft from the University of Brighton later this month, has been commended for her innovative creation.

    She won an award for emerging talent in the design industry called the Belmond Award, which calls for imaginative and cleverly presented ideas.

    Speaking about her inspiration, Ms Laurel said: ‘It came from my own experiences of men infringing on my space in public.

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    AlecRawls | July 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Her female chair forces woman-spreading? Brilliant. So all the girls (except for the commie sluts) will choose the Victorian chastity chairs, leaving only the forced-spreading chairs for the men. Called the law of unintended consequences, when try to go against nature.


     
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    tom_swift | July 20, 2019 at 5:18 am

    To be fair . . . design projects of this sort are rarely intended to be solutions to real problems. Moderately arbitrary or even ridiculous “needs” are postulated, and the student is allowed limited time and resources to come up with an inventive “solution”. So this might all be fairly harmless. And sometimes these innovations aren’t just exercises, but turn out to be useful, or even economically viable. Now, if a student could come up with something really great, like, say, a device to prevent women from talking 24/7, the revenue opportunities might rival those of Edwin Land’s Polaroid process.


     
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    The Friendly Grizzly | July 20, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    To all women: I will sit in a manner I deem comfortable. Go away.


     
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    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | July 20, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    First off, the young harpie has a smug look on her face. Who died and told her she was in charge of how anyone can sit it how much space someone can use?

    I can’t stand these feminazis with words like manspreading and mansplaining, as if anything a man does or says in somehow an imposition on the nanny ninnies.

    Call me when you design a product that forces women to close their legs and stops them from their incessant talking about nonsense. In other words…STFU.


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