Although the term “mansplaining” is relatively new, the act itself is has been around probably since the dawn of time. Mansplaining is a term that describes when men explain something in a condescending way to women, sometimes with underlying sexist implications. Although the existence or frequency of this act is somewhat debated, most women can attest that they’ve had many things “mansplained” to them in their lives. But these women’s stories are enough to make you cringe.
I watched a (male) customer spend 15 minutes explaining to a girl the difference between an alto saxophone and a tenor saxophone.
He then told her there was no such thing as a “soprano saxophone” and that she was confusing it with a clarinet.
She has a Masters in Music Education. She was also the in-house brass & woodwinds repair tech, and she was giving him back his alto sax that she’d just repaired for him. (InternetKidsAreMean)
I had a guy tell me I was too oppressed to realize I was being oppressed. (UnnamedNamesake)
As a guy I totally did this the other day and didnt realize it. I tried to explain what I was looking for to a woman in the plumbing store by explaining how a tub shower combo works and what the piece I needed was. She patiently waited for me to explain it then said ” You need a compression fitting for a new bonnet assembly on a retro fit kit its on your left” I felt like even more of a dumb ass when I realized she owned the plumbing store I was in. (executive313)