By Moimoi78 - 01/02/2017 05:00 - Australia - Eatons Hill
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If you say mansplaining.... you deserve everything that comes your way
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Well, depends on your definition of mansplaning but honestly, the number of times men (my ex boyfriend for instance) did that to me ... I'm French, I have a bachelor in English and I'm training to be an English teacher, on the other hand my ex could barely form a sentence in English and yet he still argued that a compared analysis of French and English grammars I was making was wrong. If that's not mansplaning what is it?
It's when a man "explains" - for lack of a better word - something to a woman based on the assumption that he knows the subject better than her when he doesn't. For instance, if I say women often get harrassed on the street and a man says they're not, it's mansplaning because he can't know better than I do since I am a woman, and I'm often harrased on the street and he is not. The other way around it could me saying that getting hit in the nuts isn't painful. Basically it's when men assume they know better than women simply because they're men.
Originally, mansplaining described the somehow arrogant and condescending way a man explains something to a woman even though she already knows it. However, nowadays it's mainly used as an insult thrown at men after they have explained something to women who have no good comebacks. It's also used by feminists as a standard insult in order to avoid real discussions. Especially femnazis use this word towards everyone including me, and I'm a girl. That's why it has no real meaning anymore.
The idea of mansplaining is sexism, plain and simple. It's those kind of attitudes from some women that give feminists as a whole a bad rap.
You mean you woman-splained the concept? After all, you're a woman and you explained something.