Helen Mirren says what every woman who's ever been on a crowded train has been thinking.

Earlier this year, Helen Mirren made news for doing something more than 8 million people do every day: ride the subway.

Elegant! Courteous! (Notice that she keeps her bag in her lap and not on its own seat?) Wonderful simply because Helen Mirren!

But wait, what's this?


Dude.

Dude.

Dude.

Are you really going to manspread all over Dame Helen Mirren?

She has four Emmys, an Oscar, two Golden Globes, and a BAFTA award. The absolute least you could do is let her have her whole seat. (This is something you should do even if your neighbor doesn't have a wall full of awards. They need their space just as much as you need yours.)

Let's see what she has to say about manspreading.

On "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon," Mirren gave her thoughts on the photo and the phenomenon that has come to be known as "manspreading."

First, let's break it down.

Poor Jimmy Fallon tried to jump in, but she simply wasn't having it.

Last year, New York's MTA released PSAs asking riders to stop the 'spread.

No, they didn't "ban" manspreading. They just asked their riders to stop being inconsiderate, space-hogging monsters (too harsh?).

Because, really, there's no reason to sit like that. Or, as Helen says:

Watch Helen Mirren's glorious takedown of manspreading below:

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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