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[VIDEO] EVERYONESLAMMING: Katherine Timpf on the Mean Streets of New York

I ‘Walked Like a Man’ and Three Times As Many Women Ran into Me as Men

When 25-year-old labor organizer Beth Breslaw’s friend told her that more men than women bump into people on the sidewalk, Breslaw decided to test the theory by walking around New York City without moving aside for anyone.

“And so the term ‘manslamming’ was born: More men than women refuse to yield to women on the sidewalk because our patriarchal culture conditions them to occupy space without showing consideration for anyone else.”

Breslaw told New York magazine that she did this “experiment” for most of December and all of November. And what did she find?

Manslamming

“I could probably count on my hand the number of women that bumped into me and the number of men that didn’t,” she said.

“But here’s the thing: I did a similar “experiment,” walking in and around Grand Central for an hour on Friday — and 66 women ran into me as compared to just 23 men.”

And so the term “manslamming” was born: More men than women refuse to yield to women on the sidewalk because our patriarchal culture conditions them to occupy space without showing consideration for anyone else.

But here’s the thing: I did a similar “experiment,” walking in and around Grand Central for an hour on Friday — and 66 women ran into me as compared to just 23 men. Sure, more than 23 guys got kind of close before they moved, but they ultimately seemed afraid of knocking me over and moved out of my way.

I was physically bumped, body-checked, and pushed by nearly three times as many women as men. Read the rest of this entry »