Imagine being an expert of some sort and being constantly corrected by people who don’t have the slightest clue about this field of expertise. Never happened? Well, then congratulations! Either you are extremely lucky or, well, a man. In the latter case please make sure, you LISTEN to female experts instead of trying to correct them, you might not be able to anyway. (Looking at you, Donald 😉 ) Mansplaining is rude, plain stupid, and ridiculous, but make no mistake, it is also extremely entertaining. So, whether you are a man, a woman, or have not decided yet, we invite you to laugh about these 14 cases of serious mansplaining.
I met an accent coach in Hollywood and he told me that he had no idea I was from New Zealand and that I didnt have a normal NZ accent. He then proceeded to do the worst new zealand accent I’ve ever heard in my life. I can’t believe he mansplained my own accent to me.
— Melanie Bracewell (@meladoodle) June 3, 2018
almost half a year since I got a joke I made up mansplained to me pic.twitter.com/AIy4xJPdqc
— Emily, the cute cat (@SleepySchori) January 4, 2019
Last night a guy was over explaining his Google home so I looked him dead in the eye and said «okay google, define mansplaining» and maintained eye contact with him while the device gave the definition and let me tell you… the power that coursed through my veins…
— Kateh May (@katehmay) August 15, 2018
On a recent Moscow evening, I found myself being mansplained to by a Russian man who speaks English and has spent time in the States.
«You’re mansplaining,» I said.
«No, I’m not mansplaining,» he said. «And mansplaining is a term that has been rejected by American feminists.»
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) February 4, 2019
I have had more than one male colleague sincerely ask whether a certain behavior is mansplaining. Since apparently this is hard to figure out, I made one of them a chart. pic.twitter.com/7DZ1RTrB3R
— Kim Goodwin (@kimgoodwin) July 19, 2018
men be like im not mansplaining and then mansplain to u what mansplaining is to prove that they aren’t mansplaining
— trish (@ULTRAGLOSS) August 18, 2019
— Toula Drimonis (@ToulasTake) March 2, 2018
A man tried to tell me that childbirth wasn’t that difficult, because women “used to go right back to work in the homes and fields immediately after giving birth”. This was after me stating that I was exhausted and extremely weak for days after going through 20 hours of labor.
— Rhonda (@rhonnybaby) August 1, 2020
A completely random man once approached me to explain how the cafeteria worked. Grill here, salad bar over there, then you take it up to the cash to pay. To this day, I do not understand what made him think I needed that explanation.
— Snaxolotl (@melderry) August 1, 2020
— shauna (@goldengateblond) August 19, 2017
Imagine the award speeches at The Mansplaining Awards
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) September 6, 2019
I just had crossing the street mansplained to me?? guy was like “u gotta wait for the light” ahhh cheers babe I was about to just walk into oncoming traffic ur a national hero xoxo
— ellie schnitt (@holy_schnitt) June 13, 2019
A man mansplains mansplaining. https://t.co/IrksiHmLH7
— Julienne Rutherford, professional placentrix (@JNRutherford) July 21, 2018
— Claire Cohen (@clairecohen) September 10, 2020