This may sound like a stupid question about body language but how should a woman sit? I’m noticing a lot of mansplaying and womansplaying. Guys and gals sitting with their knees splayed out, is that okay?
–JC, Little Compton, RI
This is about the body language trend of mansplaying and womansplaying.
Mansplaying, also called lava balling, has become quite common.
Sitting with his legs spread wide for maximum testicular comfort may be alright in the coziness of his home while watching a basketball game, but it is annoying on crowded subways because the man is bullying for space.
Who knows what’s going on when you notice mansplaying in a movie theater.
Seeing Mr. Trump manslaying in the oval office during a photo op is totally gross with that bright red too-long tie dangling in front of his trouser zipper.
With women wearing pants more than skirts, its only natural that there is a trend toward womansplaying.
When a woman sits with her knees touching you can’t see up her skirt. When she’s wearing pants there is no reason to keep her knees together.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big fan of either mansplaying or womansplaying, and neither should it be the stance during a job interview or in a professional meeting of any kind.
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