1. The 'rona things has been a blessing in disguise because now in many places there must be one free seat next to every occupied seat. So everyone can spread - manspread, womanspread, transhumanspread - as long as they keep a safe distance, wear their masks and sanitise their hands regularly.
2. Every form of public transport should be massively funded from now on to guarantee the highest possible frequency especially during peak time on every bus, tram, metro and train line in every city.
3. In more decent times - I mean just in relative terms, not that there was some magic golden age a few decades ago - if someone took too much space, they would have just retracted if they saw someone coming to take a free seat or alternatively they would have made space if politely asked to do so. Also, the elderly, women with little children, pregnant women, people with obvious disabilities or having to walk with canes or stuff like that would have immediately had a seat offered by someone standing up and leaving them the place. Today a deeply sick society can only produce deeply sick, troubled and rude individuals. One of the symptoms of that is some morons having to create their own personal crusade about this "manspreading" thing giving out some deep seated and unelaborated misandry that is somewhat mistaken for being "progressive" or crap like that. Also, there is a huge karenitude aka "I'd like to speak to the manager" vibe to all this story, because after all those "sjw" types are just another variety of Karens. And for that they deserve the gulag.