Of Mile-high Manspreading: In the Times of India today

In the @timesofindia today: In a widely shared tweet, author Kiran Manral wrote about how travelling alone as a woman was a nightmare. “There’s the leg spreader, the elbow into your breast, the hand that slinks from the back around the side,” she tweeted. Manral told TOI that she was reminded of incidents when she was in her 20s and 30s. “I didn’t have social media back then. I never confronted anyone. I would just give them a dirty look. I am 46 now, so I am left alone.”
Despite these policies, Indian fliers — male or female —don’t score too high on etiquette. “When you are travelling in a plane, contact with another individual is a no-no,” adds Manral. “This whole thing is about not respecting personal boundaries.”

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