Guys…what are you doing?
We’ve been over this again and again and it seems like you still haven’t learned your lesson…
So let’s do it one more time.
I know it’s hard, but please do everything in your power to avoid “mansplaining” things to women…because it never ends well.
Here are some good examples of what I’m talking about. Get ready to pay attention.
1. Nice try.
Better luck next time!
I once had a young man try to tell me how to repair drywall. I am a Union trained painter with 24 years experience and he was 22 ? but he had a DIY book he wanted to show me
— Adele (@wineandbirdseed) March 3, 2022
2. Maybe next time.
I was literally teaching a college class on sci-fi, had written a dissertation on SF, and some 18 y/o dude bro tried to mansplain why Dune “isn’t SF AKSHULLY” in the middle of class….
I ate his whole damn lunch, lol
— Trans-mansplaining to myself (@GhostPenis3) March 3, 2022
3. Here are the studies.
My favourite was when a male ER doctor tried to (incorrectly) explain to me how HRT will affect my body. I had been on it for 4 years basically self medication the whole time.
He didn’t believe me when I said how it *actually* works till I pulled up the studies I was referencing.
— Mars Fae (@FairieNamedMars) March 3, 2022
4. I read an article once…
I was pregnant and they tried arguing with me that they knew more than me because they read an article over the pregnancy books I was reading written by OBGYNs LOL
— ✨? EllixFlowers ?✨ (@EllixFlowers) March 4, 2022
5. That’s actually my specialty…
What an idiot.
my bfs dad tried to tell me that chaucer wrote in old english when chaucer/middle english is literally my specialty lmao
— remy (they/them) (@motleyfoule) March 3, 2022
6. Mother knows best.
All the time!
Used to happen to my mom all the time with mechanics. She’d try to tell them what was wrong with her car, and they’d talk over her. She was always right, in the end.
My mother raced cars growing up in Singapore, and built her first one from parts. ?
— Sukuristo (@ditchdoc1228) March 4, 2022
7. Showed ’em!
That’s how it’s done.
Decades ago I was playing a pickup game of beach volleyball, the only girl player of 8. Someone started to tell me “the best way to underhand serve” as we were about to get started. I was a college scholarship athlete in volleyball at the time.
I did NOT serve underhand. ?
— Rose Bigham ⭐ (She/Her) (@funchefchick) March 4, 2022
8. That’s adorable…
I had someone try to tell me he had a friend who took psych 101 in college so he knew more about PTSD than me.
I have a masters in psychology and teach classes on trauma-informed care. I just said “he took psych 101? That’s adorable”
— Lisa Anna Panda ?? ? (@msannapanda) March 3, 2022
9. Happens all the time.
I work as the manager of a local hardware store so everyday. Already by 11am today I’ve been called sweetie and told they would prefer to talk to a male employee. The best part when the male employee then comes back to ask me about what the customer wanted. ?
— Merissa (@mb5maybe) March 4, 2022
10. You just don’t understand.
I worked in sports statistics for 6 years, worked in my college athletic department for 2 years, and did a stint in sports advertising, but every time I tweet about a game I get at least one dude in my replies saying that I “wouldn’t understand” because I “don’t get sports”
— em (@TheEmRazz) March 10, 2022
Has a guy ever mansplained something to you?
Share some stories with us in the comments.
Thanks in advance!