Louise's Feminist Musings

Notes on feminist news & issues

Men Explain Things to Me

Original essay by Rebecca Solnit: http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174918

And here is a growing collection of first hand experienced examples of mansplaining, mostly in academia: http://mansplained.tumblr.com/

If any men are reading this: to picture what ‘mansplaining’ means, think of your grandfather explaining to you how something works, something that you of course already knew.
Because you don’t want to upset him and because it will be over quicker than if you get into an argument, you will probably let him talk (at least in the first instance).

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