Ladies, this article is gonna make you laugh, but it’s also REALLY gonna annoy the hell out of you. And I’m sorry about that.
But you need to see these stories of men doing their thing, otherwise known as “mansplaining.”
What's the most on brand thing a man has ever explained to you?
— Abby (@AbbyCScience) March 11, 2019
And we’re off!
1. Here’s how it works…
How to get into medical school a few years after I graduated.
— Dawn Turner (@drdawnffl) March 13, 2019
2. Ummm, I wrote both of those
My fav of all time was a dude who argued my article was wrong by citing another article that I wrote.
Both articles carried my byline & said the same thing, so it was multiple levels of reading comprehension fail on his part.
— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) March 12, 2019
3. Again, I wrote that
Gave a seminar and a gentleman in the audience told me that I should really read this paper because it would help me immensely with the topic. It was my paper. 🤦🏻♀️
— Candace Williams (@canda007) March 12, 2019
4. Preaching to the choir
“You know, women face a lot of unique challenges when running for office. For one…” 😬 https://t.co/fok8aPGebi
— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) March 13, 2019
Venice. He offered me a tour of Piazza San Marco while stroking my hand he’d captured during a handshake inside *the State Archives of Venice* that require research qualifications to enter. I was standing next to a pile of 15th c. papers I’d ordered. https://t.co/oMj2cXCdzV
— Viewer (@PeripateticMe) March 13, 2019
6. Listen up!
Guy (who hasn't shot a bow before) tried to explain high level archery techniques to me. Bruh I know, I've literally competed in the Olympic archery trials https://t.co/EuysFu803m
— Kelly Snyder (@KelOfKells) March 13, 2019
7. What a relief
Recently a guy explained what lesbians are into to me. I think my wife must be relieved that he clued me in.
— Sooooz 🏳️🌈 (@SuzBell3) March 13, 2019
8. I know all about it, dude
A hysterectomy, days after I’d just returned home from the hospital
Where I’d had a hysterectomy https://t.co/rG730NhLd6
— Amanda Rye 🏳️🌈 (@arye927) March 13, 2019
9. Oh boy
lol I literally just had this one pic.twitter.com/dktNMGAC5A
— Dr. Teresa Swanson 🔜 🇧🇪 IScientist (@SciSwany) March 12, 2019
10. Over your head
A guy *I* contacted for a meeting regarding some software his company developed told me his programming might be "over my head" and they tend to "nerd out" when writing code. I am working on a PhD in software engineering and I have a BS and an MS in software. 🤷
— Hannah 👑 (@hanceldr1) March 12, 2019
11. Listen, I’ve been to Trader Joe’s
Had a guy try to tell me about chimichurri sauce because he’d bought a bottle of it from Trader Joe’s once. I have a degree from Le Cordon Bleu & was an executive chef at the time.
I also had another guy try to tell me how to grill meat. I was a Big Green Egg class instructor.
— Katie Wurstner (@maconcakes) March 13, 2019
12. Sit down, Junior
A student recently took 20 minutes of class time to carefully explain the purpose of Women’s and Gender Studies to me (I am the chair of a Women’s and Gender Studies department and the professor in his upper division class on…wait for it…Women’s and Gender Studies).
— Traci Brynne Voyles (@TraciBrynne) March 13, 2019
13. Please educate me
The lead-up to the American Revolution. I'm American (he's Swedish), and I'm a professional 18th-century historian.
— Beverly Tjerñgreñ 🌊🌊🌊 (@beverlyrevelry) March 13, 2019
14. Literally wrote the book
I had a male colleague in one of my previous departments explain to me how midwifery in Ontario really worked. The picture below? Yup, the book I wrote in the topic. pic.twitter.com/HRdWFOjoYp
— Dr Ivy Bourgeault (@DrIvyBourgeault) March 13, 2019
15. That is uncomfortable
The female orgasm. Just gonna leave this here.
— Is it over yet? (@KatieCLE6) March 13, 2019
Ladies, do you have any of your own ridiculous mansplaining stories?
Share ’em in the comments!