WOMEN
12/04/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2014

The Worst Mansplainers Of 2014, Ranked.

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Ah, mansplainers: Men who must explain "difficult" topics to women because, duh, we just don't get them.

While the phenomenon is much older than its recently coined nickname, the moniker was formally introduced to America's lexicon in Rebecca's Solnit's 2008 essay, "Men Explain Things to Me." It was also hilariously catalogued by writer Sarah Jaffe in her Tumblr, "A Taxonomy of Mansplaining." In August, Oxford Dictionary even validated the word by adding it to its online database.

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