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Classic mansplaining

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drjohnsonscat Mon 15-Oct-12 22:03:26

I am in a meeting with my two male work partners. The wife of one of them is 10 weeks pg. He says they are thinking of amniocentesis. I start to comment but second colleague interrupts and starts explaining how it works and where to have it done (information I originally gave him when his wife was pg - I have had this done three times with varying outcomes so know my subject and was able to help them a bit when they were weighing it up). First colleague says to me "Is it painful?". Second colleague says "No, not at all" and proceeds to lengthy explanation of what it feels like. Bloody hell.

FrothyDragon Mon 15-Oct-12 22:17:12

Men really are the experts on pregnancy and everything that comes with it, aren't they? grin

I mean, who needs the view of the woman who's been through it when you have a man to explain it...

BertieBotts Mon 15-Oct-12 22:26:20

Oh yes, mansplainers and their allies, the ones who will look straight past you, being available and perfectly able to answer a query, to your male colleague who is clearly busy but must know more about this subject!

Happened to me this morning. I work in a games shop and the assumptions angry

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