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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Mansplaining = HILARIOUS. 
12th-Aug-2010 06:15 pm
Stupid Bitches
Mansplaining = HILARIOUS.
13th-Aug-2010 02:18 am (UTC)
The action of "mansplaining" is INCREDIBLY obnoxious. I find the condescension behind the term itself to just as obnoxious. If the goal is to educate the offender in better ways to interact with women (especially in whatever subject(s) the man assumes he knows more about), the condescending tone behind the term "mansplaining" strikes me as unhelpful at best.

Although, really, I suppose the term is used most to talk *about* the action by that label with other folks, and less with the person himself. Hm.
13th-Aug-2010 05:12 am (UTC)
It's both the attitude of the men being described and the women describing them that makes me not want to say anything to anyone.
13th-Aug-2010 05:14 am (UTC)
I try not to use the term m'self because I don't like the amount of scorn it adds to the situations in question.

Edited at 2010-08-13 05:14 am (UTC)
13th-Aug-2010 05:39 am (UTC)
I don't like when anyone talks down to me. So I usually just cut off pieces of their soul and feed the scraps to a demon, so it gets their scent and EATS them.

No, not really. Maybe.
13th-Aug-2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Certainly not the best path to take.
13th-Aug-2010 11:27 am (UTC)
I agree with this comment, as a person who has been known to give unneeded explanations without noticing.
13th-Aug-2010 11:31 am (UTC)
It's a very distinctively different thing.
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