For many women, the topic of men’s behavior is a major problem.
“I can’t believe how much of a man can cause this, and how much the world can say about it,” says Lauren Stolz, a 25-year-old graphic designer from San Francisco.
“It’s a huge problem and it’s getting worse.
It’s really sad, it’s very frustrating.”
Stolzz has written a blog about the phenomenon called “Men are Not Nice,” where she discusses her experiences as a woman on the topic.
She is particularly concerned about men using their social media platforms to harass, demean, or physically attack women online.
“It’s very hard to talk about and understand because people can get really mad about you and be mean and be very abusive,” says Stolze.
“But when you’re a woman, you’re like, ‘I can see my own body, I can see other people’s bodies.
I’m not being offensive.
I can understand my body.'”
Women are not nice, Stolzes post explains, and she’s not saying anything wrong.
But her post has gone viral on Facebook and her posts have been shared thousands of times.
Stolzos experience is just one of many from women who have been subjected to unwanted behavior on social media.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women’s rights groups have come together to call out what they say are rampant online harassment of women.
“I was reading an article about this, where this woman who’s doing this to women, she’s calling her friend a n***ger,” says Michelle Rios, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Central Florida.
“And this is an example of a person using their position to be offensive.
So I’m wondering, how many of you are like, well, ‘Oh, you know, maybe that person who’s trying to be funny is actually a misogynist.’
Or that person is really, really hateful, and I’m just like, oh, I’m sorry, but you know what?
They’re not even funny.
They’re horrible people.”
The topic of manspreading is especially contentious among the social justice movement, which has been calling for an end to the practice of “manspread” or spread-eagle seating.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month, up to 10% of women report being physically harassed while sitting alone at a busy intersection or in a car.
A study published last month by a Canadian university found that the prevalence of manspioing is higher among African Americans and Hispanics, suggesting that the practice has become normalized in the United States.
The prevalence of this behavior has been also increased in Asian and African American communities, according to a 2015 study published by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The practice of spreading one’s legs in public is also prevalent, with some reports saying it is more common in men’s bathrooms than women’s bathrooms.
Women who have experienced the practice say they feel unsafe in public places, including places like public parks and at sporting events.
And while there is no clear proof that manspreaders are targeting women specifically, some researchers have speculated that the spread of this misbehavior may be a result of social norms that encourage men to spread their legs.
“The more you can spread your legs and your body to spread yourself, and it can be uncomfortable,” says Rios.
“Men, and particularly men in positions of authority, they have this expectation that they should be able to spread and spread their bodies, and we’re going to have to get away from that and find a better way to make sure people feel safe.”
Men, too, have a tendency to assume the appearance of modesty when they spread their limbs.
“For me, the most important thing is that I try to spread my legs and not to spread them, and just don’t show my legs,” says Jennifer Williams, a 26-year old from Philadelphia who describes herself as a feminist.
“When I’m sitting at a table or in public and I see other women in the public, I feel uncomfortable, I get a little bit embarrassed, but I also want to be able not to show my body.”
According to Stolzl, this can lead to a backlash if women are seen as being unprofessional or lacking professionalism in their actions.
“If you look at it from a man’s perspective, I think that women’s behavior and actions are very much like men’s,” says Stephanie Fink, a psychology professor at the university of California, Berkeley.
“Women are very interested in their looks and they’re very interested, they’re more comfortable with their bodies.
But men’s body is not something they’re interested in.
If a man wants to put on a sexy outfit and he puts his hands up in the air and he looks like a sexy dude, women will look at that and