AndreRichards2010
AndreRichards201
AndreRichards2010
Sep 19 2017
1

Andre — “mansplaining” isnt actually a thing — the goal is to remove you from the discussion. Just look at your replies. Just move on to “manignoring”. Your life will improve immediately. :D

Sep 11 2017
1

Agreed. Absolutely nothing about that definition is unique to men talking to women. By that definition, a former HR rep, a woman, is by far the biggest mansplainer I have ever worked with. It’s a pretty absurdly contrived definition.

Sep 11 2017
4

I am a woman and I actually also came into the comments to critique that definition of mansplaining. I understand it to be more than just condescending, but also when the man thinks, incorrectly, that he knows more than the woman does on the topic. The example, where she wrote the tech article, is obviously an example Read more

Sep 11 2017
4

I’ve seen the term used when men try to explain tech or science to women who are educated or experienced in that field because they think that women don’t know anything about tech or science. While it is being condescending and men can experience similar situations, this situation is specifically aimed at women so I Read more

Sep 11 2017
1

I was under the impression that “mansplaining” is when a man attempts to explain something to a woman that is specific to a woman’s experience (thus, a man wouldn’t know, e.g., advice on how to be a working mother) or talks down to her because she is a woman despite being more qualified in a given area (applicable to Read more

Sep 11 2017
8

Don’t try to be reasonable here. Any article that tries to define “mansplaining” is just”woman-splaining” at this point.

You don’t need a new term to define what condescending means. Apparently, feminism requires derogatory gender-based words to use as insulting terms to “equalize” men and women.

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Sep 11 2017
5

Right. The advice here is good, but it applies to combating anyone who’s condescending, whether it be mansplaining or whitesplaining or whatever. The [group]splaining portmanteau is when a member of social group A tries to tell members of social group B what life is like for those in B.

Sep 11 2017
4

NoooOOOO!!! Mansplaining means whatever the author needs it to mean for that day’s articles. Asking people to get their terms straight anymore is an exercise in futility because fee fees...

Sep 11 2017
7

exactly. What you understand as mansplaining is correct. Somehow it morphed into “any time a man says something to a woman” which is just ludicrous.

Sep 11 2017
8

Yes, thank you. The idea that condescension in general is a gendered thing blows my mind.

Sep 11 2017
1

Both explainations used to be the norm. Now it’s used whenever a man explains ANYTHING to a woman. I’ve literally seen people try to make the argument against male teachers because its “mansplaining” whenever they teach female students.

Sep 11 2017
3

I was under the impression that “mansplaining” is when a man attempts to explain something to a woman that is specific to a woman’s experience...
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Sep 11 2017
2

I have to agree with you on requiring a definition of this, and your definition makes sense. You could understand why a man explaining a female issue to a woman would be considered mansplaining (like a male politician telling women about birth control or their reproductive health). But I get the sense that Read more

Sep 11 2017
10

You’re correct. In order for something to be mansplaining, the topic must be something the mansplainer knows the woman has expertise. So something like, they are colleagues in the same field and the topic is something basic that someone in their field would naturally be informed about. Or, with a stranger - this is Read more

Sep 11 2017
2

Just tell them to stop womplaining about it.

Sep 11 2017
69

I’m so old dude. Old as dirt, I made $.35 an hour in my first full time job. That’s $20 a week with overtime. People talked down at me, and not just men, women, in fact, were the absolute worst.
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Sep 11 2017
27

I wish there was some sort of lifehack to keep jezabel and root articles - on jezebel and root. I’m not even white and I’m barely a man but jesus christo where can I read about videogames and movies without this vilification by wrongful definition?
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