manspreading

Italian translation: manspreading

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14:57 Apr 4, 2020
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English term or phrase: manspreading
Definition from Oxford:
The practice whereby a man, especially one traveling on public transportation, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.

Example sentence(s):
  • A student has faced an "unpleasant backlash" over her award-winning chair designed to stop "manspreading". BBC News
  • Anna Dovgalyuk, 20, has started splashing a mixture of water and bleach on the groins of men with their legs spread too far on the St Petersberg metro. The law student embarked on the one-woman crusade to stop manspreading and has accused men in her native Russia of "gender aggression" but says the country is not doing enough the tackle the problem. The Sun
  • Whilst it's most certainly not the politest of ways to sit oneself, does the act of manspreading really legitimise anybody to define space as “inherently gendered”, as Mic subsequently did? Is it actually a case of men monopolising a woman’s space out of intrinsic entitlement? Or does science play a bigger part than we might think? Independent
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Italian translation:manspreading
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Il termine inglese "manspreading" indica la pratica di alcuni uomini di sedersi su un mezzo pubblico divaricando le gambe invadendo così lo spazio altrui. Tale comportamento arreca disturbo agli altri passeggeri ed è diventato una delle battaglie simbolo del movimento femminista.
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Definition from own experience or research:
Il termine inglese "manspreading" indica la pratica di alcuni uomini di sedersi su un mezzo pubblico divaricando le gambe invadendo così lo spazio altrui. Tale comportamento arreca disturbo agli altri passeggeri ed è diventato una delle battaglie simbolo del movimento femminista.

Example sentence(s):
  • "Tutti i trasporti pubblici hanno segnaletiche per tutelare le donne incinte, gli anziani e gli invalidi, ma c'è un problema che riguarda tutti noi quotidianamente: il manspreading". - Huffington Post  
  • Ah ecco, il problema non è solo il manspreading "fisico", ma anche quello psicologico di uomini che prendono tutto lo spazio lasciandone poco alle donne. - Elle.com  

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Viene mantenuto l'anglicismo in lingua italiana.
Emily Scotillo
Australia
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Yes  Elisa Gloder
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Yes  Maria Falvo
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Yes  Francesca Bruno: il sedersi a gambe divaricate - https://burlesque.fandom.com/it/wiki/Manspreading
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Yes  Stefania Bisacco
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