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Rob Beschizza at 10:25 am Thu, Jan 24, 2013
Hey! Someone is using my archer’s name from Asheron’s Call
OT or what? Have to do something whilst waiting for that site to load.
Need to get this made into a Hitler voiced video
The only problem I have with this article is that I have no idea what a mansplainer is. Could someone mansplain it? How does one go about mansplaining something, anyway?
Thus. The plane
(Caution. Only actual joke on that site for several overwrought days in both directions)
Site got boingboinged? I would’ve thought feministing would have been able to withstand the onslaught…
Edit: For anyone else having the issue, three-four tries seem to do it in the end.
Reminds me of this site, which was awesome while it lasted: Texts from Hillary
GIFs are heavy on servers because of how they keep connections open, apparently.
I can understand what “mansplaining” means in context of feminist issues, but could someone enlighten me how it is applicable to Benghazi?
Oh no. I’m not falling into that trap.
Urban dictionary (top def): To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer is often shocked and hurt when their mansplanation is not taken as absolute fact, criticized or even rejected altogether.
Doesn’t sound at all limited to feminist issues.
It really doesn’t. It really strikes me as odd that a gendered word like that would originate in feminist circles, when it describes something so generally applicable. Why mansplaining? It’s like the term’s designed to give ammo to the “feminists hate men” crowd.
Personally, I’m happy to call an arrogant, patronising asshole… an arrogant, patronising asshole, regardless of gender.
Because it always seems to be men doing it when talking about women’s issues.
“Doesn’t sound at all limited to feminist issues.”
Being patronizing isn’t, but there’s a piquant way of talking-down women in high positions get from insecure, powerless men who want to “take them down a notch”.
There’s a version for every version of privilege, but let them find their own sadcutesy statements to depict the phenomena.
Best of all, she does it while (apparently) wearing Tippi Hedron’s green dress from The Birds!