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In Topic: As a non social media user - Mansplaining

20 March 2018 - 06:18 PM

The text box going grey is an issue with the forum software... happens at another regular place I go.  Not sure if it's browser related.

In Topic: As a non social media user - Mansplaining

20 March 2018 - 05:13 PM

When you have to correct someone on a preposterous idea or suggestion, then it's generally necessary to dumb down the explanation.


The whole term originated from femNazis who take great offence anytime someone dares to correct them.

In Topic: As a non social media user - Mansplaining

20 March 2018 - 05:01 PM

PMSL.  I made the mistake of watching one moderately conspiracy-theory based video.

Now I'm getting suggestions with epic videos that claim airliners run on water, compressed air or just pluck energy out of nowhere.


The relevance of that is that the world is full of people who on the surface seem to have credibility but in fact are absolute morons who 50 years ago wouldn't even be allowed to control their own lives, let alone be able to direct others.  Such people are often the "targets" of mansplaining.

Found this in a YT video description, it's a pretty good summary:


Urban Dictionary explains:
Originally, this term was used to describe boorish men who felt the need to “correct” what a woman said, even on topics that the man didn’t know anything about.
However, the term quickly degenerated into a get-out-of-jail-free card used by angry women when a man dares to point out even the most blatant error.
Old: That Bob is trying to tell Jill how to raise a horse? She’s raised championship thoroughbreds for decades and he’s never even ridden a horse. What a stupid mansplainer!

In Topic: As a non social media user - Mansplaining

20 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

These days the snowflakes expect everything on a platter.  This sense of entitlement seems to be bestowed by people who themselves engage in virtue signalling yet don't particularly do anything in the way of delivering said entitlements.


Often people (usually the snowflakes) have to be given a dose of reality, which is often in the form of someone telling them the actual truth and at times this might seem to be delivered in a belittling format.

Such thruth delivery has become to be known as "mansplaining".


OK, that's just one example, one facet.


Another analogy might be the adult equivalent of explaining to a young kid that if they put their hand on the orange hot ring on the stove that they'll get burnt badly, go to hospital and have scars for life.

Sometimes you have to be condascending to better get a message across.

To many adults with their toilet-paper arts degree decorating their wall, that's disrespectful to their clearly superior "intellect".

In Topic: What's on your mind?

20 March 2018 - 12:14 PM

Are you planning a stopover in Botswana?