After Campaign reported that Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts has resigned in the wake of his controversial gender diversity comments, one Twitter user called him out on another offence: manspreading.
Sack him for manspreading while you're at it https://t.co/2WrXbSoyZF— Dr Yobbo (@DrYobbo) August 3, 2016
Which made us think: that pose seems all too familiar.
Manspreading is the term coined for men who sit with their legs wide apart and take up extra space. Anti-manspreading campaigns have cropped up in places like New York, where the Metropolitan Transit Authority launched ads urging men to sit with their legs together on the subway.
In the gallery above, Campaign collects examples of manspreading that have appeared in our pages over the years. While you have a laugh, it’s worth noting the deeper reason manspreading annoys some people: it mirrors men taking up a disproportionate amount of space elsewhere, from the boardroom to adland’s own creative departments.