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2012-09-13 08:43:50 PM
8 votes:
aw that article was adorable, good for you. have your husband show you how to print it out so you can scrapbook it!
2012-09-13 08:40:05 PM
8 votes:
How about 'spaining where my GODDAMNED SAMMICH is?
2012-09-13 11:45:17 PM
7 votes:
littlegreenfootballs.com
2012-09-13 08:19:37 PM
6 votes:
feminainvicta.files.wordpress.com
2012-09-13 11:39:12 PM
5 votes:
i291.photobucket.com
2012-09-14 12:49:55 AM
4 votes:

GranoblasticMan: [i16.photobucket.com image 300x300]

/ Can someone mansplain this article to me?


It's a woman thing. You wouldn't understand it.
2012-09-13 08:27:27 PM
4 votes:
Is there a trendy term that means "stupid biatch making up words for their deeply insightful blog"?
2012-09-14 09:01:14 AM
3 votes:
FTA:In nearly 20 years of teaching gender studies courses,

farm4.staticflickr.com
2012-09-14 01:11:40 AM
3 votes:

lewismarktwo: Has any one mentioned how all the dumb shiat she complains about and labels 'mansplaining' are things that everyone (both genders) do on a regular basis to everyone? And that the idea that only men do these things is the height of sexism?


We already discussed that. We're going to have to ban you for raising that point.
2012-09-14 01:01:50 AM
3 votes:

GranoblasticMan: [i16.photobucket.com image 300x300]

/ Can someone mansplain this article to me?


Phallorepresive eightenrape is offensive to the womyn master race.
2012-09-14 12:29:46 AM
3 votes:

doloresonthedottedline: thomps: Spoon over Marin: feminism thread?

this being fark, i'm going to go with misogyny thread.

Yeah. Saw the thread, tried to run away quickly but couldn't resist skimming.

Maybe not quite as bad as I expected but bad enough that I need to leave for the sake of my blood pressure. Definitely a misogyny fest.

/most Fark threads about anything relating to women are full of great "mansplaining" examples


Go take a Midol, you're getting hormonal.
2012-09-14 12:28:08 AM
3 votes:
So let me get this straight. 'Cause you know, I'm a guy, and my overconfidence and ignorance have me at a disadvantage.

The general gist is, that when a man tells a woman about something she thinks she knows better about, a term, such as "mansplaining", is necessary to describe the nature of the disagreement between said man and said woman. Is that about right?

Because if I had a toothpick for every time some pair of tits on a stick yapped on and on, incessantly, about something she knew F|_|CK all about, I could build a farking space elevator, and have enough left over for a few life-sized Eiffel Towers. Someone please provide me with a term describing said yapping, because the ones I use are NSFW.
2012-09-14 12:19:52 AM
3 votes:
I just asked my girlfriend what she thought of mansplaining.

She called it retarded, and probably made up by a very angry lesbian.

/That's why she's a keeper
2012-09-14 12:12:01 AM
3 votes:

doloresonthedottedline: ZipSplat: This annoying bullshiat has been popping up in the atheist/skeptical community lately as well. Apparently "feminism" and "social justice" mean "scapegoating white 'cisgendered' males for one's personal inadequacies and creating gender-specific terms (like 'mansplaining') for generic human traits".

It's f*cking dumb and counterproductive. Reading the nascent Atheism Plus forums is an awful experience.

You sound male.


You sound desperate for attention
2012-09-14 12:02:16 AM
3 votes:
I don't understand whats going on in this thread. I wish some woman would coontsplain it to me.
2012-09-13 11:44:25 PM
3 votes:
i2.photobucket.com
2012-09-13 10:33:11 PM
3 votes:

Ed Finnerty: AbbeySomeone: Men are frequently useful and docile creatures but sometimes lack basic recognition skills. The must be dealt with firmly and with a calm, encouraging voice. Simple details are the best.

Yes, dear.


i.chzbgr.com
2012-09-13 09:12:00 PM
3 votes:
I think this gal is engaged in coontnagging.

/that's filtered
2012-09-13 08:47:17 PM
3 votes:
Mansplaining is about a very specific instance of "privilege and ignorance... when a dude tells you, a woman, how to do something you already know how to do, or how you are wrong about something you are actually right about, or miscellaneous and inaccurate 'facts' about something you know a hell of a lot more about than he does."

Jezebel columnist Hugo Schwyzer


I didn't realize Hugo was a female name. This was clearly written by someone who has never been asked to load the dishwasher "the right way."
2012-09-13 08:22:05 PM
3 votes:
cassandrasecurity.com

Someone better A'splain quick!
2012-09-14 06:35:11 AM
2 votes:

Quinsisdos: If you really want to see social justice idiocy, Tumblr has it in spades


i.imgur.com

Ah, too bad this one wasn't the first in this thread.
2012-09-14 01:30:08 AM
2 votes:
Ladies,
I have a habit of doing this. I am aware of it, and working to correct it.

I also enjoy wine and a good cry sometimes.

/how you doin'
2012-09-14 01:02:12 AM
2 votes:
i42.photobucket.com

I'm so glad I'm gay and don't have to put up with lady shiat like this.
2012-09-14 12:32:12 AM
2 votes:
i16.photobucket.com

/ Can someone mansplain this article to me?
2012-09-14 12:25:49 AM
2 votes:

quickdraw: doglover: Patronizing. The term is patronizing.

1. It's easier to say.
2. It's a real thing.

Its not the same. "Patronizing" has other connotations that make it sound more positive. I patronize the grocery store on a regular basis and they like it.


Of course it isn't the same. Patronizing is a real thing. I wrote that.

Also, you're sexist is you think patronizing only goes from man to woman. I've had more than a few people I've simply told to shut up (and many more bosses I wanted to tell to shut up) who were ignorant as sin trying to tell me my business. I do it too, when I'm not careful.

So basically that's why it's called "patronizing" instead of "phallopressive enlighightenrape"
2012-09-14 12:25:04 AM
2 votes:

doloresonthedottedline: Mr. Carpenter: doloresonthedottedline: ZipSplat: This annoying bullshiat has been popping up in the atheist/skeptical community lately as well. Apparently "feminism" and "social justice" mean "scapegoating white 'cisgendered' males for one's personal inadequacies and creating gender-specific terms (like 'mansplaining') for generic human traits".

It's f*cking dumb and counterproductive. Reading the nascent Atheism Plus forums is an awful experience.

You sound male.

You sound desperate for attention

Incredibly antisocial, actually. In case the completely bare profile didn't make that clear.

Socialist, radical feminist, atheist, probably a few more hated ists--and I've had people try and tell me all the ways I'm wrong (and have had full, in-depth discussions defending my positions--with references, facts, and all that jazz) so many times I just sit back and enjoy the good trolls, block the bad ones, and enjoy the good jokes. Here and in real life.


Lol. So you're an idiot. Gotcha. Ignored.
2012-09-14 12:10:08 AM
2 votes:

doloresonthedottedline: You sound male.


Gender scapegoating. Who says biatches can't do it too?
2012-09-14 12:03:50 AM
2 votes:
Hugo.

"Hugo get me sandwich and I'll sit here and finish watching the game."

Hugo isn't a woman's name, it's the start of the sentence.
2012-09-13 11:56:34 PM
2 votes:

Egalitarian: "mansplaining" means


You just lost the game there, bub.
2012-09-13 11:45:13 PM
2 votes:

styckx: I am clearly off my medication and someone should probably see to that.


ಠ_ಠ
2012-09-13 11:41:49 PM
2 votes:
I didn't realize Hugo was a female name. This was clearly written by someone who has never been asked to load the dishwasher "the right way."

Perhaps he should learn to load a dishwasher. Cuz writin' ain't workin' out.
2012-09-13 11:36:22 PM
2 votes:
Spoon over Marin: feminism thread?


only if they're sewing!
2012-09-13 11:36:00 PM
2 votes:

Generation_D: Spoon over Marin: feminism thread?

train wreck.


mantrain manwreck.

/mancan manmake manup manwords mantoo
2012-09-13 11:15:20 PM
2 votes:
Patronizing. The term is patronizing.

1. It's easier to say.
2. It's a real thing.
2012-09-13 10:57:10 PM
2 votes:

GAT_00: thomps: Spoon over Marin: feminism thread?

this being fark, i'm going to go with misogyny thread.

They're the same thing.


they only seem that way to women, who are too stupid to understand nuance.
2012-09-13 10:53:41 PM
2 votes:

thomps: Spoon over Marin: feminism thread?

this being fark, i'm going to go with misogyny thread.


They're the same thing.
2012-09-13 09:07:04 PM
2 votes:
Is mansplaining telling your wife what kind of sandwich you would like?
2012-09-14 10:11:29 PM
1 votes:
when I read the word "mansplain" all I get is "you have a penis so everything you do is wrong."

what am I missing?
2012-09-14 11:37:39 AM
1 votes:
Oooooh, another Jezebel article! More misandryistic red meat for me to poop on, please!

So knowledge in men trumps being cocksure? I guess this explains why engineers and code crunchers get so much pussy.
2012-09-14 11:26:31 AM
1 votes:
for anybody who thinks sexism wasn't floating around in the atheism and related geek communities for years - Isaac Asimov was infamous for grabbing women's crotches at book signings. Never got flak that I'm aware of, although one woman did grab him back.
2012-09-14 09:22:55 AM
1 votes:

squidgod2000: What I wouldn't give for this to be bro-splain and ho-splain...


50.19.100.254
2012-09-14 08:06:40 AM
1 votes:
Mugato
Is there a trendy term that means "stupid biatch making up words for their deeply insightful blog"?


How about "Jeze-belching"?
2012-09-14 05:32:37 AM
1 votes:
What is it called when you are talking to a woman and she is making incorrect statements and when you mention the obvious errors she has made she tries to get you to shut up by saying the way you are talking to her is `mansplaining` and refuses to carry on a conversation she knows will lead to her having to admit she does not actually know what she is talking about?

femdodging?
2012-09-14 02:26:47 AM
1 votes:
'STFU' he 'mansplained' to her.
2012-09-14 02:20:26 AM
1 votes:

ZombiesYall: In every women's studies class I ever took, there was an obnoxious right-wing conservative man who signed up for the class supposedly to "provide an alternate viewpoint" or to "play devil's advocate." Maybe they thought they would see topless lesbians making out, I don't know. The thing is, a lot of the world outside those classrooms already was that guy's viewpoint, and damn if we hadn't already heard it, so why he needed to deliver it to us as an "alternative" was beyond me. I think those are the types of guys that the feminist forums don't want to hear from.


And it wasn't the same guy signing up for all the classes, I just mean there's always one.
2012-09-14 01:48:10 AM
1 votes:

rohar: Yup, that's what men did. We don't need to explain it, you use it every day. This "word" is worthless.


That's right! You're a MAN who discovered the WHEEL and built the EIFFEL TOWER out of METAL and BRAWN! That's what kind of MAN you are! They're just WOMEN with SMALL BRAINS, with brains a THIRD the size of OURS! It's SCIENCE!
2012-09-14 01:41:50 AM
1 votes:
From now on, I think I'm going to boy-cott Jezebel.

Ba dum tssh
2012-09-14 01:40:00 AM
1 votes:
Receptionist: How do you write women so well?
Melvin Udall: Easy. I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.
2012-09-14 01:32:18 AM
1 votes:

FizixJunkee: ChaoticLimbs:

Show me one who knows what the red button on the garbage disposal does. (or knew before just now that it existed)

Show me a pretty girl who knows how to change a tire. Good luck. And I don't mean IN THEORY, show me one who has actually done it!


Me, and me.

I've also replaced the alternator, various belts, and the driver's side (power) window, not to mention all the smaller car maintenance stuff I've done like changing my own oil, replacing my brake pads, and replacing a worn-out electrical relay.

I'm also getting a PhD in physics.


Andulamb: When she talks, are you listening to what she's saying or merely rehearsing your next line?

I'll give you three guesses.


Trick question. The real answer is: I'm staring at her boobs.
2012-09-14 01:30:49 AM
1 votes:

FizixJunkee: ChaoticLimbs:

Show me one who knows what the red button on the garbage disposal does. (or knew before just now that it existed)

Show me a pretty girl who knows how to change a tire. Good luck. And I don't mean IN THEORY, show me one who has actually done it!


Me, and me.


You're saying you're pretty?
2012-09-14 01:26:20 AM
1 votes:

ZombiesYall: The only time the term occurs to me is if a man tells me how I should feel about a feminist issue. Stupid example (but one that shouldn't cause an argument): I hate the movie Death Proof, but several male friends tell me I'm wrong for not liking it, because "it's a feminist movie." To me, mansplaining is the equivalent of me, a white person, telling a non-white person how to feel about racism in America. The article is offensive, however, in a trolltastic way, and makes Jezebel look like a typical vapid ladymag except biatchier.


"biatchier" (be-shi-AY) sounds like a French word for a periodical of complaints from local townsfolk.
2012-09-14 01:25:37 AM
1 votes:

Gawdzila: So what happens when women do this?


And this, ladies and gentleman, is the crux of the whole gender equality issue. If you've so polarized that you believe some bullshiat like "Oh MEN are always so condescending, but women almost never are!" you've gone full derp. Stop thinking of and categorizing people based on what organs they have between their legs and realize that personality, by and large, is not determined by sex.

But then, I'm just being misogynistic I guess.
2012-09-14 01:23:18 AM
1 votes:
When she talks, are you listening to what she's saying or merely rehearsing your next line?

I'll give you three guesses.
2012-09-14 01:13:49 AM
1 votes:

FishyFred: Read the nasty comments some time. They don't line up with what you're saying here.


www.gigatonne.com
2012-09-14 01:13:19 AM
1 votes:
New Term, "Coontsplaining"
J1
2012-09-14 01:12:28 AM
1 votes:
www.sinfest.net
2012-09-14 01:11:56 AM
1 votes:
Getting old is good. I actually reached the age where I looked at my last GF standing there, hands on hips and pouting... and just thought "I don't need this shiat anymore".
2012-09-14 01:01:37 AM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: The must be dealt with firmly and with a calm, encouraging voice. Simple details are the best.


I believe you should have used the pronoun "They" in this sentence.
Should I explain proofreading, typing or the English language to you?
2012-09-14 12:47:41 AM
1 votes:

ZipSplat: I haven't seen evidence of that yet. At my own peril my opinion of them draws on my impression of their behavior. They seem like the kind of people who are constantly looking for a way to feel oppressed, like anything that happens to them is because they've been victimized by someone else.

There's also a shiatload of hyperbole. If someone says "jesus christ I hope you get hit by a car" they commonly spin that as "OMG DEATH THREATS!!!" Or someone once said "you're too ugly to rape", which was promptly spun as a rape threat. It's just so dumb.


Is this group comprised of young, middle class white women and old white men?
2012-09-14 12:44:10 AM
1 votes:

FishyFred: RoyBatty: There is plenty of femsplaining, basically it's called tumblr, and Jezebel, and xx factor, and free thought blogs, and pretty much any place that wants to police speech, and demand recognition of the oppression of women without actually discussing alternative points of view.

I can kind of understand why someone might come to this conclusion if they started with a prejudice against feminists already. But it's just wrong. They're not refusing to entertain alternative points of view. THEY HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED ALTERNATIVE POINTS OF VIEW. That's what this whole mansplaining thing is about. If you treat them like idiots who don't fully understand issues, you might not be an irredeemable misogynist, but you are starting from a point of "I know more than these people."

And on a lot of the subjects they talk about, you usually don't know shiat.


So um. How do your enlightened feminist views align with your desire for the book "I was a teenage dominatrix" on your amazon wish list?

/I read that book in high school.
//think I did a report on it...
2012-09-14 12:36:08 AM
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: [i16.photobucket.com image 300x300]

/ Can someone mansplain this article to me?


In two words: Chicks, man.
2012-09-14 12:33:35 AM
1 votes:

pxlboy: I hate neologisms and "clever" portmanteaus.



Portmanteaux

, maybe?
2012-09-14 12:32:28 AM
1 votes:

Mr. Carpenter: doloresonthedottedline: Mr. Carpenter: doloresonthedottedline: ZipSplat: This annoying bullshiat has been popping up in the atheist/skeptical community lately as well. Apparently "feminism" and "social justice" mean "scapegoating white 'cisgendered' males for one's personal inadequacies and creating gender-specific terms (like 'mansplaining') for generic human traits".

It's f*cking dumb and counterproductive. Reading the nascent Atheism Plus forums is an awful experience.

You sound male.

You sound desperate for attention

Incredibly antisocial, actually. In case the completely bare profile didn't make that clear.

Socialist, radical feminist, atheist, probably a few more hated ists--and I've had people try and tell me all the ways I'm wrong (and have had full, in-depth discussions defending my positions--with references, facts, and all that jazz) so many times I just sit back and enjoy the good trolls, block the bad ones, and enjoy the good jokes. Here and in real life.

Lol. So you're an idiot. Gotcha. Ignored.


If I thought more people would be as liberal with their use of the ignore button as I am, I'd speak up more often and just let people who wanted to post obnoxious shiat ignore me, but, alas, that doesn't happen.


This thread is a really good source of people to favorite or ignore, though. Maybe this wasn't a mistake.

/but more wine just in case
2012-09-14 12:31:28 AM
1 votes:

debug: So what do they call this when a woman does it to another woman?


Women are the biggest misogynists of all.
2012-09-14 12:24:46 AM
1 votes:
Hugo Schwyzer is a feminist professor that attempted to kill his girlfriend in a murder suicide

i.imgur.com

Hugo Schwyzer is a feminist professor that slept with four students on a bus tour THAT HE WAS THE DELEGATED CHAPERONE OF.
i.imgur.com

He actually has a much longer history of sleeping with his students than just that bus trip.

i.imgur.com


Hugo Schwyzer is a feminist professor that likely had a child with another woman, has tried to keep the woman's husband in the dark for years about this, while the woman's husband supports the child, and then Hugo defends keeping fathers in the dark about their kids.

i.imgur.com
Link

If anyone wants to dig into that, it becomes clear that for years Hugo has been involved in the continuing deception of Ted so that Hugo could live his life free of child support, parenting duties, and able to sleep with his students.

Hugo Schwyzer is a feminist professor whose job is 100% mansplaining to female students about their oppression

i.imgur.com

So yeah, mansplaining, Hugo Schwyzer is an expert at this.
2012-09-14 12:13:08 AM
1 votes:

telaran: Atheism Plus? What the hell is that supposed to be?

The last thing Atheism needs is another group or groups telling people that disbelief in a god means something other than just that or trying to associate some kind of morality or immorality with it.


It's a really obnoxious movement of people who are atheists, but into "social justice". People have pointed out that we already have that - it's called secular humanism. But from what I can gather these people don't like secular humanism because it's not whiny enough, and too much of its intellectual leadership is composed of old white men.

It sounds like an ad campaign for a diet soft drink line.
2012-09-14 12:06:48 AM
1 votes:

FishyFred: ZipSplat: This annoying bullshiat has been popping up in the atheist/skeptical community lately as well. Apparently "feminism" and "social justice" mean "scapegoating white 'cisgendered' males for one's personal inadequacies and creating gender-specific terms (like 'mansplaining') for generic human traits".

That's just wrong. Utterly incorrect.


Well, see, that's why we have dialog. So you can weigh in with more than a denial.
2012-09-13 11:55:39 PM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: styckx: I am clearly off my medication and someone should probably see to that.

ಠ_ಠ


He has fancy pants and plans to match.
2012-09-13 11:55:25 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: I didn't realize Hugo was a female name. This was clearly written by someone who has never been asked to load the dishwasher "the right way."


I'm a man, and I'm the one that has to explain the right way to load the dishwasher, so I'm getting a kick.
2012-09-13 11:54:03 PM
1 votes:
I was at the break area the other day and looked at the communal cork board and saw an advertisement for a "Spa-tabulous" birthday" that could be arranged by contacting the telephone number listed. This was apparently a combination of some mobile spa treatments and the "word" "fantabulous". Which is itself a conjunction of "fabulous" and "fantastic". I think. But when you form "Spa-tabulous" we enter into a danger zone of abbreviation. All that is left of the word "fantastic" is the letter 't'. Furthermore, without that hyphen the real meaning is observed to be as something to do with "Spat". Even with this negative analysis it seems that 'mansplaining' is about as poetic of a combination of words as referring to Nickelback as poets.
2012-09-13 11:53:00 PM
1 votes:

Eustacia Vye: doglover: Patronizing. The term is patronizing.

1. It's easier to say.
2. It's a real thing.

Yes and yes. I hate neologisms and "clever" portmanteaus.


This.
2012-09-13 11:45:37 PM
1 votes:
oh look, misogynist Farkers insulted by a feminist joke. Boo hoo, did somebody hurt your fragile male egos?

"mansplaining" means "a man being condescending to a woman because he's a man and she's a woman." And furthermore if she thinks what he's saying is nonsensical or patently unfair, in addition to being condescending, that is more proof that he needs to "mansplain" to her silly women brainz until she accepts his superiority without question.

It's an in-joke on feminist blogs, get over it.

It does happen in real life though, This summer I had the misfortune to accidentally overhear a couple of guys mansplaining to a housewife about how the Democrats wanted to take everybody's guns because of the Batman shooting. They talked down to her like she was a 10 year old kid.
2012-09-13 11:41:06 PM
1 votes:
so, apparently you are mansplaining if

1: You are explaining something to a woman and she already knows it.
2: You try and prove that you know what you are talking about and a woman does not agree.
3: You aren't listening.
4: You try and make a general observation about women.
5: The author of the Article is jealous of your penis.


What tripe.

If someone is being an asshole or an idiot, call them an asshole or an idiot.
2012-09-13 11:38:52 PM
1 votes:
Lucy, you got some splinin' to do

/Lucy manufactures driveshaft parts
2012-09-13 11:01:43 PM
1 votes:

Spoon over Marin: feminism thread?


train wreck.
2012-09-13 10:27:35 PM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: Men are frequently useful and docile creatures but sometimes lack basic recognition skills. The must be dealt with firmly and with a calm, encouraging voice. Simple details are the best.


Yes, dear.
2012-09-13 09:37:00 PM
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: Men are frequently useful and docile creatures but sometimes lack basic recognition skills. The must be dealt with firmly and with a calm, encouraging voice. Simple details are the best.


Hey! I am not really all that docile.
2012-09-13 08:56:08 PM
1 votes:
Well, that was five minutes I'll never get back.

/Why do men and women delight in making shiat so complicated?
2012-09-13 08:40:50 PM
1 votes:
If they've got time enough to create words like "mansplaining," well... it tells me there's not enough sammiches bein' made.

Chop, chop, baby... chop, chop.

/bring me a beer
 
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