Women have taken to the internet to share the most cringe-worthy things that have been mansplained to them...
If you're wondering what it is, let me break it down for you.
It's a man's way of trying to explain a very simple concept to a woman.
If you're still a little confused, have a look at some of these wild examples shared by women online:
what’s the dumbest thing that’s ever been mansplained to you?— Priscilla (@itsPKav) August 1, 2020
mine is one time I was driving and my husband let me know our home was “up ahead on the left.”
What a tool.
I was helping a freind with her rummage sale, and there was a table full of tools. One guy came up to me and patiently explained to me what a tool was, what it was for, and how it works.— 🖤Auntie Social🖤 (@TraciGrrl) August 1, 2020
I didnt have the heart to tell him my grandfather designed it.
Had a random man explain to me how the airplane tray (the one on the seat in front of you) worked. I had been on well over 100 airplanes by that point.— real live mom, PhD (@reallivemom) August 1, 2020
Now, this is quite concerning...
I’m an RN. A male RN argued with me that Foley catheters go in the vagina (they go in the urethra). Repeat: a grown man and registered nurse argued about female anatomy with me and two other female RNs.— Bridal Valentine Krysti (@krystiwrites) August 1, 2020
Stranger danger is real.
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
"They used to go right back to work in the homes and fields..." Excuse my French but what the f***?
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
This is how frustrating it can be talking to some men...
So this was after you womansplained the experience of Labour was it?— Wesley Courten (@CourtenWesley) August 2, 2020
Even having a degree in the subject won't stop you from being subjected to mansplaining...
the dif between Manet and Monet... and I teach university art history and also they are NOTHING ALIKE— Stranger Danger (@DemonMouseMex) August 1, 2020
The internet is free, gentlemen...
I was talking about how IUD strings hang down and you can feel them and confirm it’s still in place. He said I was talking about a tampon and then explained what an IUD is.— Nicky (@NickyPaint) August 1, 2020
Women don't drink... *gasps*... beer, do they?
I was buying a gift for my dad at a sporting goods store, and randomly grabbed a can coozie at the checkout. The man at the register started in on "Oh, those are great. See, you put a beer can inside this, and it keeps your hand from getting cold. Get it?" 🤦🏻♀️— Kami 🌧 (@KamiWinell) August 1, 2020
This happens a lot...
One of my dear male friends will mansplain something to me that I taught him! LOL— Joycie Cougar (@JoycieCougar) August 1, 2020
Yes, women are fools for having different sized pads.
Just this morning my husband told me it was foolish to have different-sized pads, they all do the same thing just streamline for efficiency 😂— Amanda Reckonwith (@click4amanda) August 1, 2020
Are some men just not embarrassed by the things that come out of their mouths?
I once had a dude tell me "don't worry, it will come back down" when we just missed the elevator. Like... sir, I fucking know.— Katie (@Eottati) August 2, 2020
This topic seems to crop up a lot...
The difference between tampons and pads: "Pads stick to your underwear. Tampons go INSIDE". Thanks for that tip... Would hate to have mixed that one up.— Marie Cee (@MarieCeee) August 1, 2020
Doesn't matter if you're a professional, men will find a way to be patronizing...
My husband asked me if I measured our window correctly for a window treatment.— Kerry 🌺 (@whatbabytalk) August 1, 2020
I measure, fabricate, and install them for a living. Urgh!
"Don't forget to wipe her..."
I was changing our daughters diaper and my husband said don’t forget to wipe her. Our third child.— Not the Nanny (@not_thenanny) August 1, 2020
Is this an illusion?
one time a man mansplained mainsplaining to me pic.twitter.com/pCAJQaZOwL— Bela (@ibharmon) August 1, 2020
Because her Plan A was to use a fork...
he told me to use a spoon for yogurt— shelby (@shelbytheclown) August 2, 2020
But they're her eyes...
on a first date this guy asked me what color my eyes are (as he was staring at my face). i told him blue and without even a pause, he said “no...” and proceeded to describe the color to me as if i had never seen my own eyes before. it was... truly something— Taylor Mead (@tayloramead) August 2, 2020
"Kill all fathers"... I don't think that'll catch on.
My dad insisting that ‘the patriarchy’ just meant ‘fathers’ and thus my ‘smash the patriarchy’ sticker literally meant ‘kill all fathers’. He insisted that since he was older he knew better.— Morsephine (@MissMorsephine) August 2, 2020
You only have to look at all of our past leaders and VPs to s*** on that theory...
My ex tried mansplaining my thesis in front of my gape-jawed family (mom, sis, bro-in-law—all feminists). Ex insisted women aren’t treated differently in politics. Ignored our collective experience and 200 pgs of research detailing those differences and ways to close the gap. Hm.— Cate Shaw 🇨🇦🏳️🌈🚴✌️🌱🐾 (@WorldShaw) August 2, 2020
Men walked into my garage to pick some stuff up for Habitat and saw one of my wooden sculptures. Stood there mansplaining to me what a great job my husband did with carving tools and hand saw before I woman-splained to them that I built the sculpture using a bandsaw— Kate wears a mask (@tea_and_ethos) August 2, 2020
Here's a tip, why doesn't he just listen? Men seem to find that difficult sometimes...
My ex-boss, I’d explain in full detail how I planned to execute the project I’m working on and the moment I was done speaking he’d regurgitate it back to me in his own words explaining to me how he thinks I should execute it...which was the exact same way I first explained it— Aly Collins (@lalalaly) August 2, 2020
Take a seat, Jay.
I had a minor hockey dad try to explain my own hockey drill to me and how it could be better. He even pulled up a video on YouTube on his phone to ‘teach me.’ I said ‘Jay, why don’t you put on the skates and come out and show us?’ Him: ‘I can’t skate.’ Ya. Take 17 seats Jay.— 🇨🇦 Canadian Beaver 🇨🇦 (@CanadianBeave13) August 1, 2020
Ouch. That ended well...
I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING 👏👏👏👏— Antifa HQ Employee Of The Month (Oct 2020)💋🌹blm (@bimbonic) August 3, 2020
Now this one really made me chuckle...
A date told me how to pronounce ganache.— pheobe bridgerton (@marleemarzipan) August 1, 2020
They were wrong.
I own a chocolate store.
They'll literally find a way to mansplain anything... Even someone else's goddamn name.
My own name. Literally. A work colleague tried to argue with me about the spelling and pronunciation of my own name. It was...truly out of this world.— Anjaaa (@AnjaMicevic) August 2, 2020
Pulling out her own receipts to use against her? Big yikes.
Not a personal experience but I don't think anyone will ever top the time a guy here on Twitter explained the meaning of The Handmaid's Tale.— Lazy Cuttlefish (@lazycuttlefish) August 2, 2020
To Margaret Atwood.
I hope this woman wrote a passive-aggressive email back to every single one of those men.
I work in data science. I designed some metrics/dashboards that were kind of a hit within my company. I’ve had SEVERAL upper mgmt types email me them and say I should study them to learn how to design something for them.— Molly (@itsmolly) August 2, 2020
I wrote those materials. They ask me to learn my own work.
Thirty years of experience only to have a man try to tell you how to park? Ew.
Men suddenly appearing and trying to guide you into your parking spot is fucking infuriating— 🧡head empty only childe🧡 (@rohverr) August 3, 2020
Disappointed but not shocked.
My dad participated in a workshop on sexism and microaggression in the workplace...came home and explained what microaggressions are and how men use them pic.twitter.com/3PmoTWXN92— ainsley 🏳️🌈 (@ainsleychapman) August 2, 2020
Plants need water? No way!
Two hours ago, left ikea, holding a small ficus— Marjolein (@akmboer) August 5, 2020
Random man said: "you should water that, else it'll die"
To which I replied: "I was planning on burning it anyway, so I'm good"
That shut him up 😆
This one's particularly infuriating...
A boyfriend who didn’t speak my native language took a cursory look at something I was translating from my native language and told me I had translated it wrong. From my native language. Which he did not speak.— Melanie Stefan (@MelanieIStefan) August 2, 2020
Published author vs Mansplainer.
A guy who has never published a book mansplained the publishing industry to me. I've had 25 books published.— Leigh Anne Jasheway (@lajfun) August 1, 2020
How did he assume she didn't know how to tune her own guitar?
I’d arrived at a venue where I was scheduled to perform and a man saw me with my guitar, explained about how to tune it and then offered to show me.— 🎶 ✍🏾 K. Tillman (@TheKimTillman) August 3, 2020
The audacity of some men...
my brother tried to tell me I should have done better managing my moods when I was in labour... I felt sorry for his then pregnant wife standing there listening. Didn't look like she was going to be supported.— eebie (@eebie4) August 2, 2020
You really can't write this stuff...
I had a middle aged man explain to me what a plate was.... pic.twitter.com/qgCH1VafYz— merlin (@Apple_heart7) August 2, 2020
I'm just going to end this article with this:
I’ll never understand why all these other guys feel the need to defend the husband in this. Or trying to accuse women of attacking all men and blah blah blah. Guys shut it, mansplaining is real and we all do it. I know I do it at times without meaning to, I can admit that. I also— Devin Riou (@DevinRiou) August 2, 2020
Mansplaining is real. And it's also annoying. Stop underestimating women and their knowledge.
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