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Mansplaining

Advice Columnist Has The Perfect Response To Peak Mansplaining

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.24.2016 | Women

Leave it to a man to mansplain the term “mansplaining.” Syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson provided the world with a perfect example of man...

7 Engaging Reads For Students In Life's Classroom

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.16.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf The beginning of a new school year always brings so much promise and possibility--cracking open the spines of new...

This Is What Happens When You Mansplain Physics To A Female Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.12.2016 | Women

If there’s one thing an astronaut probably doesn’t need explained to them, it’s physics. Which is why it’s hilariously absurd that someone did...

Sports Journalist Schools Dude Who Tried To Teach Her About Sports

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women

Mansplainers are no match for journalist Erin Riley. On Tuesday, the writer from Sydney, Australia, reacted on Twitter to a piece from The Herald Sun ...

Why Do Men Take So Long to Put On Their Shoes?

The Cut | Posted 05.25.2016 | Style
The Cut

I tried to think about this as I put my shoes on: Am I seeking acknowledgment for this minor task? Is it time to switch to Velcro? But trying to think while working only made me take longer. It seemed clear that the problem wasn't the shoes, or my girlfriend, but me. Men just aren't built for shoes.

How A Man's Attempt To Mock Mansplainers Epically Backfired

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women

Greg Hughes meant to make fun of mansplainers, not become their poster child. On Thursday, Toronto writer Katie Cunningham, 24, tweeted about “mansp...

Reading In Public Is Not An Invitation For Conversation

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Literally, Darling

I don't know when reading a book in public became a signal that we're desperate for attention and conversation.

Mansplaining Hotline Is A Destination For Dudes Who Need To Explain Things To Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women

Dudes: Are you sick and tired of not being right all the time? Call the mansplaining hotline where a willing lady will let you explain everything to h...

I Made A Feminist Joke On The Internet, And A Lot Of Men Lost Their Minds

Sara Schaefer | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women
Sara Schaefer

Sorry, well-meaning Actually Man, but I don't need your input. These dudes' self-assuredness is hilarious to me. They show up guns blazing to a battle I've already been in for my entire life. It turns out that these men telling me to "man up" are just so incredibly fragile and sad.

Men Need to Stop Telling Women What to Write, Say, Think, Feel...

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 11.29.2015 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

Men who give unsolicited advice about what I should or shouldn't be saying are sexist chauvinists who just can't stand that a woman has a voice. To them I say with a smile; too bad.

Watch This Dude Perfectly Explain Mansplaining To Other Men

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women

It's time for a little Mansplaining 101. Adam Levine-Peres, the creator of the YouTube series "Project Bronx," took the time to expand on the "critica...

White Men Like Matt Damon Know All There Is to Know About Diversity

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

Let's just all take a moment and give a round of applause to all the white men who benevolently offer their wise counsel to women and people of color on matters of diversity.

Woman Creates Genius Flowchart To Shut Down Mansplainers

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women

Elle Armageddon is here to answer when and when not to mansplain. On Sept. 14, the 30-year-old California-native created a flowchart illustrating whe...

10 (Mostly Sarcastic) Strategies to Help You Deal With Mansplainers

Elizabeth C. Fericy | Posted 09.04.2016 | Women
Elizabeth C. Fericy

The big problem with mansplainers is that the advice they give women is usually unsolicited and unwanted. Mansplainers patronize women by talking down to them as they assume women are incapable of reaching the same conclusion on their own.

Auto Repair: No Place for Women

Lora Frost | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women
Lora Frost

I learned a powerful lesson when I took that car for its first drive with a working clutch. Knowing I could fix anything on my own was liberating and I was hooked on the freedom of knowing that I could learn anything.

Avoiding the Manshake

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Sometimes a handshake lasts too long. That brief connection between two strangers can quickly turn awkwardly intimate with one too many pumps due to lack of focus.

Amanda Terkel

Jamie Dimon Wants To Mansplain Banking To Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

There are few people in Congress who criticize big Wall Street banks more than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) does. A former Harvard bankruptcy law p...

One Statue Perfectly Captures Mansplaining

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women

Mansplaining and manspreading: Every woman's nightmare. Twitter user Cathy de la Cruz tweeted an image of a statue on May 22 of a man standing with...

Cisplaining, Mind-Reading and Other Mystic Powers of Anti-Trans Experts

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is perfectly okay with me if someone wants to believe that they know more about my gender than I do. However, I kind of have trouble when they try to tell me that I have to take their delusional daydream and create my own personal nightmare.

'The Womansplainer' Will Explain Feminism To Anyone In Need

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women

Know any dudes who just don't understand feminism? Send them a handy link to The Womansplainer. Artist Elizabeth Simins started the satirical site...

'Mansplaining' Validated By Oxford Dictionaries

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women

Ever been talked down to by a man who is trying to explain something? Oxford Dictionaries understands. This week, Oxford Dictionaries announced so...

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating.

Mansplaining or Male Muting: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Mariya Yefremova

A mansplainer assumes a woman knows less than he does. A male muter assumes a woman knows less than he does and thus feels no need to explain.

Abortion Waiting Periods Are an Insult to Women

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Do right-wingers believe women need extra time to think about important decisions because they are: a) emotional, b) easily distracted, or c) old-fashioned dumb. Specifically, I'm thinking about what happened this week in the Show Me State.