Female college student designs chair that blocks 'manspreading'

The END of manspreading? University student fed up with 'men infringing on her public space' wins national design award for creating chair that restricts how they sit down Laila Laurel, 23, has  has created a chair which prevents men from manspreading Manspreading was added as a word to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015  Two bits of wood are positioned on the seat to prevent a user taking up space Ms Laurel will graduate from the University of Brighton later this month 

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 17:46 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 18:46 BST, 16 July 2019

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A university student has won a national award for designing a chair that stops men from manspreading.

Laila Laurel, 23, created the piece of furniture to stop men from widening their legs and encroaching on other people's personal space.

Two bits of wood are cleverly positioned on the seat to physically stop whoever is sitting down from moving their legs apart.

Laila Laurel, left, has created an anti-manspreading chair, pictured right, which forces men to keep their legs together while also designing a chair for women, with a wooden block strategically placed to make it less attractive to men

Laila Laurel, left, has created an anti-manspreading chair, pictured right, which forces men to keep their legs together while also designing a chair for women, with a wooden block strategically placed to make it less attractive to men

The University of Brighton student, who is graduating next month, won a design award for her work which was part of her 3D Design and Craft degree

The University of Brighton student, who is graduating next month, won a design award for her work which was part of her 3D Design and Craft degree 

Laila Laurel, pictured, has created a chair, pictured right, will physically prevents men from taking up too much space and 'manspreading' by forcing their knees together. The female chair, pictured left, allows  woman extra space and to sit more comfortably

Laila Laurel, pictured, has created a chair, pictured right, will physically prevents men from taking up too much space and 'manspreading' by forcing their knees together. The female chair, pictured left, allows  woman extra space and to sit more comfortably

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