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To laugh at how men have to be 'experts' on everything? (Jokey)

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Mummydummy Sun 02-Oct-16 11:01:12

On a boat once to La Gomera in the Canaries. I say to my then H 'I feel like any minute a bunch of dolphins are going to start leaping out of the waves..' He replies 'Oh no, you don't get dolphins this far south'. 30 seconds later about 20 dolphins start leaping through the bow waves, a beautiful sight. I look at him 'Porpoises on the other hand...'

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 11:02:41

Erm okay....

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 11:05:34

I don't get the porpoise comment?

Mummydummy Sun 02-Oct-16 11:13:31

He was saying he was still right as they were porpoises not dolphins. Just being pedantic to pretend he was still right when he knew nothing about the habitats of dolphins or anything else for that matter...

Oh well, I thought it was funny!

Euphemia Sun 02-Oct-16 11:26:55

It's called "mansplaining". Have a good read here. grin

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 11:30:50

Oh I thought it was you making the porpoise comment...

It was probably one of those 'you had to be there' moments!

I think some PEOPLE always have to be right - I don't think what sex they are determines that.

TheStoic Sun 02-Oct-16 11:31:01

That would've made me laugh too OP grin

BoneyBackJefferson Sun 02-Oct-16 11:32:45


So what is it called when women do it?

Stevefromstevenage Sun 02-Oct-16 11:32:51

Yep funny.

VladmirsPoutine Sun 02-Oct-16 11:34:05

Are you now divorced from him?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 11:34:53

Boney Women don't do it because they are perfect, dontcha know?

This reminds me of a horrendous column in one of the misery porn mags called 'Aren't Men Daft'

Perhaps they could have had a section call 'Aren't Women Patronising' grin

Grimarse Sun 02-Oct-16 11:37:49

How do you know he didn't say it on porpoise.....?

Mummydummy Sun 02-Oct-16 11:51:13

He is my XH now - but he was taking the piss out of himself a bit too. He wasn't too bad about mansplaining really.

And of course women can be patronising - mainly just complaining because men dont think and do things that women do, (which women think is clearly better).

I rather enjoyed it when my teenage daughter and friends explain feminism to me.... Its quite a tricky one for a 50 year old to grasp!

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 12:01:21

I'm surprised at 50 that you didn't know what feminism was, tbh.

And of course women can be patronising - mainly just complaining because men dont think and do things that women do, (which women think is clearly better).

Wow. Where to even start with this?

TheStoic Sun 02-Oct-16 12:06:12

You've completely missed the point numerous times in this thread, Livia. Which is quite a feat in a thread this short.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 12:12:50

Yes silly me - because I don't laugh my ass off at a non funny story and consider the OP to be sexist and patronising...

Mummydummy Sun 02-Oct-16 12:29:11

Oh dear Livia. As a strong woman I actually have found feminism quite an easy concept to grasp. But as a good humoured person I enjoyed the girls explaining it to me because I love youthful enthusiasm and spirit. Just like yours! Now that's patronising....

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sun 02-Oct-16 12:50:18

Ah sorry I missed the good humoured element....

The long nights must just fly by in your home grin

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