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Turkish women start 'close your legs' campaign against male passengers

ANI  |  Washington 

Women in Turkey have started a new campaign, dubbed 'Close Your Legs', on Twitter against men who sit wide-legged on public transport while disregarding female passengers' personal space.

According to newspaper Hurriyet, the campaign was started by Istanbul Feminist Collective and they received full support from women who posted many photos of men who spread out on buses and trains, the Huffington Post reported.

The hashtags "Close Your Legs" and "Don't Occupy My Space" also started trending.

An IFK rep said that the situation is just about men ignoring women, believing they own all public spaces, and trying to have the majority space is completely related to desire of power.

First Published: Sat, April 26 2014. 12:02 IST