Friends, as you may have noticed I am a feminist.
Yes, I’m also a guy, let it go.
Indeed, I would go so far as to say that anyone who knows what feminism is (i.e. that it is the part of the human rights movement that focuses on gender rights issues) who isn’t a feminist themselves had better have a damn good explanation of why that is.
I mean, I believe in human rights, why don’t you?
Anyway, something that comes up from time to time in discussions of gender issues is the concept of ‘mansplaining’.
It’s a tricky thing to get one’s head around though so I’m going to try and explain what’s going on in one specific example of mansplaining, and why it’s bad.