What exactly is “Mansplaining”? A guide for women

What exactly is “Mansplaining”? A guide for women
In the following article, words that appear in bold type are specifically there to aid our female readers.

Mansplaining is a buzz word (a word that has generated buzz or become recently popular) which became popular in 2016. It is defined as:

to explain something to someone, typically a man to woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing” or “explaining without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer, often done by a man to a woman”.

Critics argue that the word is inherently (existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element) sexist due to the use of the word “man”. Many people agree with this statement but agree nonetheless that the phenomenon of mansplaining certainly does exist, and exists in spades (a lot).

“We see this all the time in science and medicine,” said possible sexist manhater Dr. Jennifer Hunter. “I always see male colleagues (coworkers) explaining things to my female colleagues even when they have more knowledge in the subject that the man does. It’s actually kind of funny to watch them explain how a brain works to a neurosurgeon (a surgeon who performs brain surgeries).”

We hope this short guide (we wanted to keep it short as to not overwhelm the female brain) will help you understand what mansplaining is and how to spot it in the future. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we will have one of our male employees get back to you.

 

 

  • Thanks for keeping it short and simple! I learned a lot, but I already forgot what I read. Well, no bother, time to make dinner…

    • “I just want to say that being chosen as this month’s Miss August is, like, a compliment I’ll remember for as long as I can!”

  • Maoh

    Mansplaining was already a buzzword in 2013… I guess it doesn’t count until guys notice it.