Manspreading has gone mainstream.
With every new season comes a new Instagram pose trend. Have you noticed almost every influencer in your social media feed will post a photo casually posing the same way?
First, we had the had “fish gape.” Then we had “finger mouthing,” then came the “Bambi.” Now there’s a new pose celebrities and social media influencers are re-creating and it’s very similar to manspreading. We called it womanspreading already. And we’re now convinced it’s not going anywhere soon.
In the pose, the celebrity in question casually spreads her legs to the max. The look has gained a notorious reputation from hyper-masculine men on subway cars. Just last month, a woman was punched in the face when she asked a man on the subway to stop manspreading. Major cities like Madrid and New York are asking men to stop with the dreaded pose. And women have been retaking the pose for their Instagram aesthetic.
Model Bella Hadid has done the pose a number of times over the past couple of months.
A post shared by (@bellahadid) on Dec 26, 2017 at 4:36am PST
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Selena Gomez hopped on the trend.
A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:14pm PDT
So did Solange:
A post shared by Solange (@saintrecords) on Oct 30, 2017 at 11:19am PDT
And singer Dua Lipa:
A post shared by DUA LIPA (@dualipa) on Sep 16, 2017 at 8:31pm PDT
As well as this Haim sister:
A post shared by HAIM (@haimtheband) on Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45am PST
But the quintessential female manspreader is, without a doubt, Rihanna. The Bajan pop star has been posing like this for months now.
A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Jun 21, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT
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Reclaim your space, ladies!
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