I guess all have heard the debate on manspreading, especially in subway trains. Men spreading out their legs so much that they're taking up two seats. I'm ok with manspreading if it's for comfort reasons -- and you're not taking up any space from others! However, it's just another thing that men do that creates more space for them - and less space for women. Here are some examples of power-stealing spreads: 1. The most common one is that men usually take up more space on the TV screen than women, usually by sitting like a sack of potatoes with arms sticking out to the sides more than needed. Fine if the man is bigger in size, but keep your arms to your body. In this example, they are in the same frame even though it may not look it because of the background. But they're in the same studio, in the same frame. The guy is obviously spreading out more than needed, using his arm to take up space. 2. Debates is another common case where men take up more physical space. Often with the use of arms and hands. Like in this case, where the man is pretty much hushing the woman next to him by laying his hand on her table, and thereby taking the word. 3. An example from an escalator. In this case of manspreading, the woman in the picture is the star. She's the leader of a political party that may as well win the next election, making her the next Prime Minister. The man in the picture is pretty much just an assistant. Yet he's taking up space like he's the star. 4. If you can't shut them up with subtle hints, just cover their mouths. He's a beloved artist, very likable. But here he completely lost his head. He apologized. Still it puts the spotlight on the problem. Small gestures to steal power. Unfortunately, it's most often men doing it to women.