Mansplaining is one of the world’s most popular microaggressions. Men have been explaining things to women who do not need or want explanations for thousands of years. And unfortunately for us, they do not seem to be slowing down or stopping anytime soon. Men would say “Actually, Frankenstein is the name of the doctor” to Mary Shelley herself. They would try to explain the concept of radioactivity to Marie Curie. Men would try to tell Beyoncé who Becky with the good hair actually is.
In short, there is no woman that men won’t explain something to, even if that woman happens to be an expert in the very thing they’re trying to explain. It is an epidemic, and it must be stopped. Countless women have stories of men explaining things to them that they really don’t need explanations for. The proof is in the pudding. And in this case, the pudding is one of the most infuriating Twitter threads in recent history.