Sunday, February 07, 2010


I like this word, and I hereby vow to start using it.

Check out this post over at Zuska's.

And the one after it, about her dorky household, made me laugh too.

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At 11:20 PM, Blogger Enginerd said...

I love it as well, it conveniently sums up so many of my not-so-pleasant experiences. I have recently had a mansplainer explain to me that glue can be used to join two substances together. ORLY?

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the definition as quoted in Zuska's blog is flawed.

The definition as stated groups together those men who humbly can humbly accept being pointed out as wrong and those who would continue to hold on to their incorrect belief.

Karen Healey continues:
"Sadly, many of these dudes are our bosses or supervisors or other authority figures to whom we cannot give much crap. But if it's someone you know in a social setting, etiquette experts agree that the appropriate thing to do is to roll your eyes and say, 'Oh, please, mansplain to me some more.'"

Why can't the woman just be straightforward and point out she knows what xzy is or that she already does x quite well thank you very much?

As a man this works quite well for me. Woman unfortunately are often called bitches or difficult or stubborn for the same reasonable actions/conversations. Not only that they lose status/advancement potential for doing so at times. Which sucks.

I dislike the word because it seems like a shallow answer to a complex problem.
Switch man to woman and mansplain to wosplain. I know woman who have acting like this. Is wosplain as fun to use a mansplain? Other then not rolling off the tongue as well that is.


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