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Mansplaining

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

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay 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.

Feminism Has Just Started (and It’s Not Stopping Now)

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Feminism is an endeavor to change something very old, widespread, and deeply rooted in many, perhaps most, cultures around the world, innumerable institutions, and most households on Earth -- and in our minds, where it all begins and ends.

This Man Will Never Date Again

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.16.2013 | Women

The only way to get a woman to tell the truth is to get her naked -- so says Thor Lund, the former student government president at the University of T...

Jason Linkins

Anonymous Sources: Our Boss, NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson, Is So ... Bossy!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

Great googly-moogly, newspaper fans! According to this piece in Politico today, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has "lost the newsroom."...

Senator Blames Obama's Victory On Ignorant Electorate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Since their losses on Election Day, Republicans have been pointing fingers in every direction to explain what happened: the timing of Hurricane Sandy,...

Prepare To Be Mansplained!

Posted 10.19.2012 | College

Are you a woman? Have you ever been an expert in something? Then you are probably familiar with the concept of mansplaining, even if you're not aware ...

Men Explain Things to Me -- Facts Didn't Get in the Way

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to have ideas, to be acknowledged to be in possession of facts and truths, to have value, to be a human being.