Forget duck lips. The new hip social-media pose to hate on is the “Insta-sit,” which apparently entails tucking one leg up and leaving the other dangling down. The millennial entertainment and news site Elite Daily is dubbing the Insta-sit the new manspread.
Ladies, we want to make sure that you are ahead of the social media curve. The new way to pose for posting pics… https://t.co/IhXoacvx6w
— Bobby Novosad (@BobbyKSMB) December 20, 2016
This new stance “lengthens limbs and shows off tans,” raved the Sun, and it’s also a “hugely flattering pose… a fool-proof way of slimming limbs in pictures,” gushed a blogger at the Deccan Chronicle.
But it’s also problematic—at least according to Elite Daily, which dubbed the social-media phenomenon “basically manspreading.”
The rest of the piece doubles down on the Insta-sit hate. “Something’s just a bit… off about the whole thing,” writer Oliver McAteer declares. “It’s kind of like an awkward man-spread. It looks like all you need to do to pull this pose off is get into a bikini, fold one leg in towards the inner thigh of your other, hunch over and cock your head like a sad puppy.”
Manspreading, as we reported earlier this month, isn’t going anywhere.
And Twitter shows that the patriarchy (at least two representatives of it) have claimed the Insta-sit as their own.
— 92.1 HITS FM (@921HITSFM) December 20, 2016
— Amy Andrews Fox 2 (@AmyAndrewsFOX2) December 20, 2016
We’ll call the trend official when there are subway ads denouncing it.