Madrid tackles ‘el manspreading’ on public transport with new signs

  Madrid’s transport authorities are taking a stand against seated male selfishness with a campaign to tackle the social scourge that is manspreading. Fed up with men whose thighs fail to respect the boundaries of bus seats, the Spanish capital’s Municipal Transport Company (EMT) is to put up signs discouraging the practice. Read the full […]

Madrid tackles ‘el manspreading’ on public transport with new signs

Madrid’s transport authorities are taking a stand against seated male selfishness with a campaign to tackle the social scourge that is manspreading. Fed up with men whose thighs fail to respect the boundaries of bus seats, the Spanish capital’s Municipal Transport Company (EMT) is to put up signs discouraging the practice. Link

Meet the ‘graffiti grannies’ of Lisbon

At one point 90-year-old Santos Costa turns from the wall in frustration – “I don’t have anything more to paint,” she says, asking Seixo Rodrigues to dig around in a pile of stencils to find her another piece. Aida Alves, 76, keeps one arm against the wall, protecting her space as she takes a break. […]