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We encounter these quiet and subtle versions of mansplanations every day and, though they may not seem like a big deal in the moment, they have a real effect on how women move and operate in the world. But why has mansplaining become a phenomenom so widely discussed in various TV shows? Men can absolutely explain things to women and also to other men without it being offensive.
And women can explain things to men, and to other women, and basically anyone can explain anything to anyone else. Explanations are great!
In many cases, the explanation has to do specifically with things that are unique to women — their bodies, their experiences, their health including especially reproduction choicesor their lives. When men interrupt or p to correct a woman who is speaking of her own experience or expertise, they are implying that she is ignorant, that she is incapable of having authoritative knowledge.
I know it better. That is not to say that all men mansplain or if they do, do so on purpose. However, various studies show that women are interrupted more than men and men dominate in almost all professional settings. Many of us have experienced a dynamic of being explained about our experience as a woman.
Whatever our level of expertise may be, we are entitled to voice our questions and concerns, without being treated like an ignorant. An example is being told whether or not we will like something. Another common example is when a man tries to explain to you your field of expertise. This situation often occurs in the work place, in the context of various project and team meetings.
We can even encounter very gender stereotypical behaviour in our small social circles. Nothing makes me more unhappy than the assumption that all men will want to smoke on the terrace and all the girls will want to stay to gossip and usually help with cleaning up, which is somehow always left to the ladies. There is no tenderness in this approach, rather contempt and assumption that the ladies will enjoy neither a cigar nor the conversation.
In most modern cultures, women are taught to be polite people-pleasers that are expected to prioritise the needs of others over our own rights to speak freely or even exist in a space without harassment or attack based on our beliefs. To stop this unfriendly behavior, we need to first be able to recognise it. Is someone simply being rude, or a giving us a condescending and often unsolicited explanation based on gender.
The next step is to stop it. This prevalence of mansplaining is deeply rooted in the entitlement men feel in taking more time to talk in most professional settings. Women tend to self-censor, men take space. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Recognize it and stop In most modern cultures, women are taught to be polite people-pleasers that are expected to prioritise the needs of others over our own rights to speak freely or even exist in a space without harassment or attack based on our beliefs.
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Margaret Dec 05, Reply. Leave A Comment Cancel Reply.Maybe a woman can explain this to me!
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