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    Madrid Launches Anti-‘Manspreading’ Campaign

    They’re the knights who say “knee.” Manspreaders — passengers who extend their knees and legs past the boundaries of their seat — are no longer welcome on Madrid’s subway. The Spanish capital has followed New York City by posting signs warning against the practice, putting it on par with smoking and littering. Women’s groups have been campaigning for the change for months, hoping to battle what they call a toxic culture of machismo that makes women uncomfortable on public transit. It’s not clear if offenders will be fined for manspreading.

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