manspreading

Spanish translation: despatarre

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14:56 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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Spanish translation:despatarre
Definition:
Despatarre es el sustantivo. El verbo es despatarrarse y significa abrir excesivamente las piernas.
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Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
Ecuador
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Definition from dle.rae.es:
Despatarre es el sustantivo. El verbo es despatarrarse y significa abrir excesivamente las piernas.

Example sentence(s):
  • Y sí, el despatarre es todavía más habitual de lo que creemos. Llama la atención que, algunos que se sientan así, no reconocen que incomodan a los demás - lasexta.com  
  • En los últimos meses, las críticas contra el 'despatarre masculino' han encontrado un altavoz perfecto en las redes sociales, tanto que incluso . - 20minutos.es  
  • Jun 9, 2017 - El servicio de transporte de Madrid colocará en todos los autobuses públicos letreros contra el 'manspreading" o despatarre masculino, - cnn  
Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
Ecuador
Local time: 18:50
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16

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Yes  InesV: https://www.fundeu.es/dudas/palabra-clave/despatarrarse/
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Yes  Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
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Yes  Lydia De Jorge
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Yes  Chema Nieto Castañón
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Yes  James A. Walsh
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Yes  Irene Gutiérrez
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Yes  Paulina Sobelman
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Yes  Judith Payro
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Yes  Nicole Aime: Agregaría "masculino", dado que es una práctica del género masculino, y el término en inglés especifica este aspecto social.
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