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Grammarist Sat 23-Feb-19 00:53:56

Just had a discussion with the ever-lovely DH where I mentioned that a female friend of mine (an eminent Professor in her field) was a target of mansplaining via a live TV interview recently.

DH exploded at me. Mansplaining apparently isn't real and I shouldn't think that it is...

Hmmm.... I think he may be doing it to me. Dick smile

RedHatsDoNotSuitMe Sat 23-Feb-19 01:03:58

ask him what it means grin

rosablue Sat 23-Feb-19 01:07:35

So what did he call the mansolaining treatment your clever Prof friend was on the end of?

Surfingtheweb Sat 23-Feb-19 01:09:44

Oh it's a thing, it's definitely a thing 😂

PersonaNonGarter Sat 23-Feb-19 01:11:50

Love this. Too funny. Ask him to explain it to you in words of one syllable.

Grammarist Sat 23-Feb-19 01:15:50

He really is something else. Apparently mansplaining is a way in which 'they' are trying to bring down the scientists. The male ones. What the actual fuck?!?!

I then tried to explain to him what it meant and was told that I clearly didn't understand and that what it really meant was what he said.

Yes. Yes, me with my double degree, postgrad qualifications and highly-skilled job doesn't get it. I'm clearly so dumb... ffs!

justilou1 Sat 23-Feb-19 01:25:53

Maybe you should explain (using very small words, of course) that until he realises that he’s just mansplained to you that celibacy is a thing, too.

justilou1 Sat 23-Feb-19 01:26:14

And womansplain celibacy as well...

CheerioHunter Sat 23-Feb-19 01:32:03

God, another example of womoaning grin

Grammarist Sat 23-Feb-19 01:33:38

Noooo. Clearly I can't tell him as he's just right and I'm dumb to buy into the concept. Then leap to a ten minute rant about what I 'should be' thinking and how I'm clearly misguided.

I think that I'll think for myself, actually. It's done me rather well in my professional life, thank you very much.

Personal life - maybe I need to question my judgement. Maybe someone should tell me how/what I should do in that area

(...smacks my head repeatedly against a wall...)

sharedThisMonth Sat 23-Feb-19 02:35:17

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Monty27 Sat 23-Feb-19 04:35:47

Womansplain and womoaning
gringrin

Monty27 Sat 23-Feb-19 04:41:04

You sound very arrogant OP. Not for me to say, your DP sounds inebriated tired as in not thinking clearly confused

BitOfFun Sat 23-Feb-19 04:49:02

But it ISN'T the same as being patronising: it is specifically referring to the socially-inculcated sense of superiority that men demonstrate towards women in a patriarchal system which privileges male bletherings over women's education, experience, and expertise.

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echt Sat 23-Feb-19 05:05:09

Apparently it does, *shared ThisMonth*:

Can't quite decide whether your'e being too lazy thick or goady not have googled this:

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Womansplaining

It is a knee jerk response to the more pervasive phenomenon of mansplaining, white on black racism, men on women sexism.

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Mummyoflittledragon Sat 23-Feb-19 05:19:46

sharedthismonth
Sounds as if you are blethering yourself.

In society today what males and male bodied people say carries more weight than that of females and female bodied people. Their labour attracts more money and they are more likely to be promoted and offered more senior / lucrative roles. Society is set up so that men have more of a right to speak their minds, impose, their views whilst expecting women to appease, back down and compromise.

We are living in a patriarchy. Mansplaining is a useful term. Not one I’ve yet used myself and I understand exactly what the op means and I really don’t understand these comments.

echt Sat 23-Feb-19 05:23:04

I'm not 'lazy thick' although I do like the term (you should hyphenate it)
No, it needed a comma, so we're both wrong.

Urbandictionary isn't usually seen as a reliable source You're the one who couldn't be arsed to look it up.

Some lazy-thick posters attacked someone on a thread here last week when they described something as misandrous. Apparently it "doesn't exist" and simply mentioning it is goady. Was it you or is there a common theme?

Nah, because 1) it wasn't me, as you would know if you could be bothered looking back the thread you cited, 2) It is, apparently a word.

echt Sat 23-Feb-19 05:28:18

Oh, and welcome to MN, sharedThisMonth.

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pissedonatrain Sat 23-Feb-19 06:05:13

@sharedThisMonth
Are you an expert on this topic?

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