Manslamming is How Men Dominate City Sidewalks

One woman’s brave fight against dudes walking right into everybody all the time

Getting body-checked as you step out onto a subway platform is part of the experience of living in a crowded urban center. But next time you’re nudging your way down a bustling downtown walkway and get shoulder-shoved by a fellow pedestrian, take a look at their face. Was it a man? Probably. Talk to most women and they’ll tell you from experience that men most frequently take up too much space on the sidewalk, completely unaware of the people around them just trying to get by.

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