If you are a woman, chances are you will be all too familiar with the concept of "mansplaining." But, for those who are unaware, mansplaining is when a man explains something unnecessary to a woman.
Chances are, the man will choose to explain something obvious, or something that the woman is already an expert in, or has greater experience with. Basically, mansplaining is an annoyance that many of us can do without.
While, at times, mansplaining is annoying and rude, sometimes it has the bonus of being funny. This does not make it okay, just to be clear, but here are some occasions when mansplaining may bring a smile to a worn-down woman's face.
i just seen someone refer to mansplaining as "correctile dysfunction"..— 🌼I'm A Fuckin' Princess🌼 (@Just_ReneaR) March 22, 2021
hahaha.. im still laughing..
Where does a mansplainer get his water?— Depression Overflow Facility (@axleblazeSA) February 25, 2021
A well actually
Me: Shares information— Red (@Redpainter1) March 24, 2021
10 minutes later: 10 tweets from men mansplaining why My Tweet Is Wrong.
My patient tried to mansplain diabetes to me, like sir... you are in here because you couldn’t manage your diabetes— sydney liebsack (@sydneyliebsack) March 14, 2021
Statues commemorating outstanding achievements in the field of mansplaining pic.twitter.com/y86k7DAVZj— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) March 17, 2021
So.......you're gonna show up and mansplain mansplaining?— Big Ol' Grilled Cheese (@wants_cheese) March 15, 2021
one time a dude tried to mansplain IUDs to me so i threatened to yank mine out and put it in his drink— 🛸rowan🛸 (@rowandemboats) March 14, 2021
tonight a dude tried to mansplain to me how to play CONNECT FOUR. so naturally I beat him in four moves. not much, but it’s honest work for a literal children’s game.— «layla•mae» (@laylamaew) February 28, 2021
A man just mansplained blood clots to me. I just want to yell at him “I WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL I KNOW WHAT A FUCKING BLOOD CLOT IS YOU STUPID NOODLE”.— Courtney 🥐 (@claroque16) March 23, 2021
In Hungarian, we don’t use he/she there is only one gender pronoun “Ö”. But it’s fascinating when this is fed through Google Translate, the algorithms highlight the biases that are there. Then imagine enacting any kind of change from those biases, encoded into computer code. pic.twitter.com/DygBtaHShU— ρђ๏є๒є Շเςкєɭɭ (@solarpunk_girl) March 20, 2021
And no one is listening
When men mansplain to each other that’s called a podcast.— josh (@mcjoshalds) March 22, 2021
You will also like this painting depicting mansplaining. The pained expression on her face, the hand on the forehead. 👌 pic.twitter.com/tOEKPcm4ph— Deepa (@kdeep) March 19, 2021
men see you w headphones, in the middle of a set and think to themselves “yes lemme go interrupt this woman minding her business, proceed to make her as uncomfortable as possible, slip in the most borderline inappropriate compliments then try to mansplain her workout to her” 😐— viannajade🍄 (@vxxnatxo) March 25, 2021
Lord, please give me the confidence of non-economists mansplaining the economy to people w/ 2.5 degrees in economics— Allison Reichel (@AllisonReichel) March 23, 2021
Yesterday a guy mansplained women empowerment to me because he’s working for it since a couple of years, apparently my being a woman doesn’t count.— Aanchal Agrawal (@awwwnchal) March 24, 2021
Laughing so hard, auto-correct changed the word “mansplain” to “mama pain” 🤣 I keep it on for comedy.— Kari Byron (@KariByron) March 25, 2021
I'm reluctant to go on live radio because there's *always* some white guy who calls in to mansplain for 10 minutes that what Asians go through isn't racist. Equally frustrating is how hosts permit these assholes to suck up all that airtime. https://t.co/gl3bYeueMf— cph (@cathyparkhong) March 21, 2021
My earliest memory of mansplaining pic.twitter.com/Xy9UX78ucc— Iris👾 (Eve Passenger)☻ (@Jest_Iris) March 8, 2021
just remembered that one time me and my ex were taking a shower a little while after I cut my hair short and he tried to mansplain to me how to wash it as if I didn't have hair down below my tits for most of my life ,,, like why would I not know how to wash my hair— spongebob fanatic (@pteridactyl_) February 27, 2021
men mansplain to other men too. they love to explain things— dylan (@spiritnght2) March 14, 2021
"I am not a feminist, but"— Feminist coven member (@ambivertwriter2) February 25, 2021
Coming from a man about to mansplain feminism https://t.co/OfEnnlQzvv
Had a small spill on my bike this morning on a patch of ice this morning. One man sails past "You need gravel tires" and a woman slows down "Are you OK?!" Yes, gravel tires would be ideal but can you...think of the situation at hand and stop mansplaining for 2 seconds 🙄🙄— Lucianna Dykstra (@dykstralt) March 24, 2021
Cannot wait to get back into dating and have some guy who watched a TED talk once mansplain my own dissertation to me on our first date 🙃 #VaxxedGirlSummer— Colleen Giblin (@Colleen_Giblin) March 23, 2021