Mansplaining

(33 Posts)
Theworldisending Thu 24-Oct-13 07:15:27

Now I don't want to be accused of Mansplaining in the main site.

I was on last night and I thought the world had ended/was ending.
The abuse thrown at MNHQ was unbelievable.

But I did think:

If in the original thread it had been pointed out by the OP that the ban was for a week and not for life, that AF had been banned before, had been warned again and had apologised.

I don't think that a week ban sounds so unreasonable or world shattering.

Pan have a brew for your excellent answers upthread.

My DH has mansplained me on occasion - the last time he stopped mid-sentence, looked at me and said 'I'm sorry, I was mansplaining wasn't I?' grin

I suspect there may be a degree of 'womansplaining' with regards to childcare - there seems to be a belief among some quarters that men are not capable of being a suitable carer for a child. Which is bollocks.

Thumbwitch Wed 06-Nov-13 13:38:12

Have PMd you Pan smile

I generally find "womansplaining" in the same posts as "giant toddler".

Womansplaining, actually, seems to take place between women. Rather than Mansplaining being between men and women. This usually occurs in AIBU.

Pan Wed 06-Nov-13 17:39:56

Don't mind if I do Sunshine and add a wee nip to it as well...
When I'd first come across the phrase I was very hmm about how it was being used i.e. as a silencer, and tbh have rarely come across it in RL, possibly though as I'm not in the vulnerable target group. IF anyone is prattling on about stuf fI know more than them about I tend to sit back and think of cuddly, fluffy kittens until they've stopped talking.smile

grin Kittens...

Husbandplus3 Sun 10-Nov-13 07:47:59

I have just read the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. I think I'll just continue on with my mains playing now. People can take it or leave.
I think maybe Thumbwichs husband and me would probably get along quite well. Good to see another male out there prepared to voice his thoughts even if they are misunderstood.

lostdad Mon 11-Nov-13 10:01:03

pan `womansplaining - can you think of a time when a woman told you stuff that you know much more about, and she was telling you it simply because she had an automatic mandate to do so because she was a woman?'

Yes...what it means to be a `real man' - i.e. when a man says or does anything that is not `traditionally' associated with men such as believing men are as capable of caring for children as anyone else, that they believe equality is an all-or-nothing concept, etc.

Pan Mon 11-Nov-13 11:49:33

Good one, lostdad - I've never had that, but I'm sure it happens. I've been told I'm just a 'big girls blouse' in the past, so that's somewhere near it.

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