Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Mansplaining Hotline

Mansplaining has been around forever, even though it’s only had a name for a few years. And some women actually push back sometimes. What’s a guy to do? Call someone who will listen to you explain things, no matter how much she already knows about it! (via Metafilter)

Really, just recently a guy said to me, "Do you know about (whatever it was) ?"

Me: "Yes."

And then he launched into a thorough explanation, as if I had said "No," that was an elementary rehash of what I'd learned years ago about the subject. He wasn't listening, he was waiting to talk, and he didn't even entertain the thought that I might already know.

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