27 May '16, 12pm
Please Don't Mansplain This To Me: A Flowchart #runchat
to invalidate our assertions with male superior knowledge about #allthethings (mostly), their “meant to be helpful” statements often come on the heels of what we just said. Not extending or reaffirming what we just said, but explaining it to us in ways our lady brains can understand by repeating or restating it as a) their assertion, validated by their authority as male knowers of everything and b) completely neglecting that we just made the exact same point. Even more insidious, sometimes they’ll disagree with what we just said and then, to prove their contra-point, will then use OUR OWN DAMN WORDS.