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I know I just used this pic, but I still think it’s funny.


I should start off saying that this is not a Poe (hoax). Read on…

Mansplaining is one of those topics that doesn’t come up every day in my life. Maybe it’s because I try not to explain anything to anyone.

Well, I try not to explain things, but sometimes the rage (or alcohol) coaxes me to offer one or two up.

What I can say is that my 11-year-old daughter knows enough to ask anyone “How do you know what you know?” My 14-year-old son understands the burden of proof and the need to have good evidence to support one’s assertions.

Meh, let’s move on and talk penis-fueled rhetoric.

For those of you unacquainted with mansplaining, a definition of terms is in order.


1. verb (used with or without object)

(of a man) to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident,and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner:

He mansplained to her about female friendships.


Thank you,

Apparently, Sweden has a mansplaining hotline. You can call up, kvetch and consult with a variety of feminist experts.

Check out this informative video I found in the online article Why Sweden launched a ‘mansplaining’ hotline.

Arwa Mahdawi over at The Guardian has a tongue in cheek piece titled  Now we’ve got a mansplaining hotline, what other modern problems could technology fix? I found it funny and worth the read.

Here’s a slice of it.

When I first heard about this mansplaining hotline, I thought it was a stunt to raise awareness in an engaging way about the gendered condescension many women are all-too familiar with. Boy, was I wrong. After speaking to some men, I now realise that mansplaining is an oppressive, sexist term that reinforces centuries of women silencing men. It is a shame that men don’t have a platform to educate people about this much-overlooked point. Perhaps Sweden should think about setting up a men-explaining-mansplaining hotline next, to ensure that men have their voice heard too? – read more

Perhaps America should have a political dog-whistle hotline? I’d like that.

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Andrew Hall escaped a childhood of religious indoctrination and is now a non-miserable human being. He's made millions of people laugh as well as angry. (He hopes he's made the right people annoyed.) Targets...

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