But we just went a stage further: how men sit down is now being monitored by the authorities. This has actually happened in Madrid, where hare-brained lawmakers have introduced a ban on “manspreading” – the practice of men spreading their legs while sitting on public transport. The law was demanded by hard-left feminist lobby group Women At War (who drummed up 10,000 signatures via an online protest), saying, “It’s a question of culture. We women have always been told to occupy the least amount of space possible, and men haven’t.” Anybody who travels on public transport will know this to be baseless fantasy. Being antisocial on public transport isn’t a gender thing. It’s an idiot thing. Women routinely take up seats with handbags and shopping – termed “shebagging” or “bagspreading” – and are just as guilty as men of putting their feet on seats, which Madrid’s men vocally highlighted following the new law.