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Whining about “Mansplaining” instead of Fighting FGM

March 7, 2014

Liberty's Spirit

Well this is interesting. I learned a new word today. Now the fact that I would learn something new on any given day is not the interesting fact, it’s the word itself…mansplaining. I Googled it and came up with this from the urban dictionary:

(1) The tendency of some men to mistakenly believe that they automatically know more about any given topic than does a woman and who, consequently, proceed to explain to her- correctly or not- things that she already knows. 

or on the other hand,

(2) A sexist term used by misandrist women to disrespect, belittle and devalue the opinion of her male peers in an attempt to make herself appear smarter or better in comparison.

This is common among mixed gender discussions and debates. The term mansplaining is commonly thrown around by those who wish to turn the argument into a battle of the sexes or…

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