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 one foot on a bench speaking to a woman sitting down. Underneath the image, Cruz wrote: "#Mansplaining The Statue." But, actually.
— Cathy de la Cruz (@SadDiego) May 22, 2015
The statue, named "New Friends," lives on the San Antonio, Texas campus of the University of the Incarnate Word, a private Catholic University. The bronze duo might be "new friends," or the dude might simply be explaining what a bench is and how to use it to this poor young lady (a.k.a. mansplaining). And he's manspreading -- what a gem.
Twitter users appreciated the joke, retweeting the image over 2,500 times after writer Ann Friedman gave a shout-out:
— ann friedman (@annfriedman) May 22, 2015
The Internet offered some hilarious and imaginative ideas about the topic of conversation between the two bronze models:
— Eileen Shyler (@EileenShyler) May 23, 2015
— Elisabeth Schubert (@cvtberlin) May 23, 2015
— Paweł Szymczykowski (@makenai) May 23, 2015
— ScannerDrome (@ScannerDromeMag) May 23, 2015
— Ruckus Jones (@RuckusJones) May 26, 2015
One woman even chimed in that the statue looked familiar to her, tweeting an image of a very similar duo at Purdue University:
Official Statue of Mansplaining. Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Purdue. pic.twitter.com/I4PTwXzGsn
— Emily Skaja (@emily_skaja) August 22, 2014
So there you have it: Mansplaining is literally set in bronze.
H/T The Daily Dot