Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Mansplaining watch

Announcements
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    I don't understand. Since when has being patronising and condescending been an exclusively male trait?
    A lot of it is more just explaining everything and assuming the woman knows nothing because she's a woman. That's pretty common and it's not the same as general patronisation / condescension because it's specifically about her not being a bloke.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)

    ChaoticButterfly perhaps it's an exaggeration to view it as sexist but I doubt such a patronizing term would be allowed if directed toward the other gender.
    I think it is sexist. It also looks unprofessional, like the Oxford dictionary is written by horrible angry internet anti-feminists.

    It would be like having "lazy husband" for the word "lazy".

    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    A lot of it is more just explaining everything and assuming the woman knows nothing because she's a woman. That's pretty common and it's not the same as general patronisation / condescension because it's specifically about her not being a bloke.
    What about letting women get away with saying stupid **** just because she is a woman. That happens as well Some guys put women on a pedastal on let them get away with things they would not let other guys get away with. It's the other side of the same coin.

    Spoiler:
    Show
    You're still wrong about Game of Thrones
    • Community Assistant
    • Very Important Poster
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Very Important Poster
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I think it is sexist. It also looks unprofessional, like the Oxford dictionary is written by horrible angry internet anti-feminists.

    It would be like having "lazy husband" for the word "lazy".
    Like monster - he was an unfeeling, treacherous monster or callous - his callous comments about the murder made me shiver?
    Fancy you should mention lazy... Lazy - he was too lazy to cook.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: February 23, 2016
Poll
Do you like carrot cake?
Useful resources
AtCTs

Ask the Community Team

Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

Welcome Lounge

Welcome Lounge

We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.