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    So this word is now in the OED (and so are other words, like micro-aggressions, that I've mainly seen on Tumblr).

    I personally find the definition a little insulting.

    What do you think?

    (Original post by Definition)
    (Of a man) explain (something) to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing:
    I’m listening to a guy mansplain economics to his wife'
    'Apparently you can’t sell a second-hand car for as much as a new one. So glad he mansplained that to me'


    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...lish/mansplain
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    My fave thing about a lotta tumblr feminists is they go on about how feminism is needed now because of actual important women's rights issues in the middle east and such but then when you see what they're actually campaigning about it's always either **** like this or something based off a really dodgy statistic.
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    Never heard this term before but it sounds like something I do (minus the typically to a woman) too often :3
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    My fave thing about a lotta tumblr feminists is they go on about how feminism is needed now because of actual important women's rights issues in the middle east and such but then when you see what they're actually campaigning about it's always either **** like this or something based off a really dodgy statistic.
    Indeed. It's why I would never describe myself as an anti-feminist because I do think that there are places in the world where women need to be empowered (though on that note, you often find that in the places where women are oppressed, men are in different ways. They might be used as human fodder or have to work rather dangerous jobs. It's similar to the "save the girl" trope of TV. We don't care about the 100s of men that die but our attention is diverted to the lone girl.).

    (Original post by Alexion)
    Never heard this term before but it sounds like something I do (minus the typically to a woman) too often :3
    You can see how a similar term is used below.

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    Never heard of this term before and I can't really see it becoming widespread to be honest.
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    Yeah I find it sexist against men, but why would you ever silence anyone, especially if it's offensive.
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    To be honest mansplaining isn't generally used when a random guy talks to a woman about something, it's used when a 'MAN' steps forward patronisingly in order to 'correct' what women are saying about a certain thing. Or if a woman is doing something like successfully fixing her computer and said 'MAN' butts in because he thinks he can do it better than she can. It's unsolicited advice/explanations from someone who thinks he is superior. If you were a woman you would probably have noticed it happening a lot. If you're not the kind of man who thinks he's superior to woman in all ways then there's no need for you to be offended by the term - it isn't aimed at you.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    So this word is now in the OED (and so are other words, like micro-aggressions, that I've mainly seen on Tumblr).

    I personally find the definition a little insulting.

    What do you think?

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    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...lish/mansplain
    It's like Whitesplaining, where White people try to defend themselves when they state racist opinions coming from themselves. I also advocate for Blacksplaining, where Black people try to explain themselves when they've been racist to non-Black people.
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    Seriously, I'm not joking. Anyone can be racist, but White people being racist is more impacting in the Western world, while in Angola, Black people being racist is important. (Although, Angola is starting to get used to White people. http://www.amren.com/news/2012/10/po...ado-in-angola/

    Hopefully, the migration of educated Portuguese workers can help Angola.
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    Blatant anti-male sexism.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    Never heard of this term before and I can't really see it becoming widespread to be honest.
    Lol its already widespread. That's why its in the OED.


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    I'm failing to see how you could find this insulting unless you're a woman which you're not
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    It's like Whitesplaining, where White people try to defend themselves when they state racist opinions coming from themselves. I also advocate for Blacksplaining, where Black people try to explain themselves when they've been racist to non-Black people.
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    Seriously, I'm not joking. Anyone can be racist, but White people being racist is more impacting in the Western world, while in Angola, Black people being racist is important. (Although, Angola is starting to get used to White people. http://www.amren.com/news/2012/10/po...ado-in-angola/

    Hopefully, the migration of educated Portuguese workers can help Angola.
    http://memesvault.com/wp-content/upl...n-Marks-01.jpg

    Whatdaf*** are you talking about?

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    They also tried to ban the word 'bossy', just lol @ 3rd wave feminism
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    at least it's not vagsplaining
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    at least it's not vagsplaining
    Mate we know you have a difficult relationship with your ma it's okay you need to let go of the bitterness
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Mate we know you have a difficult relationship with your ma it's okay you need to let go of the bitterness
    chill out, it was a joke
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    Racism. What else?
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    Have someone on my Facebook who constantly posts nonsense like that. She is the definition of social justice warrior and victim complex.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    Have someone on my Facebook who constantly posts nonsense like that. She is the definition of social justice warrior and victim complex.
    I'm a social justice wizard :wizard2:
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    Anyone can be patronising, regardless of gender. It's not somehow special when it's a man being patronising rather than a woman.

    It's utterly ridiculous that that's in the dictionary.
 
 
 
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