I had a few days this week when:
- A) I was in a town where nobody knew me
- B) I could dress how I liked
- C) My dad was at work and
- D) My mum was being a sulky cow and refused to come out the house.
Which added up to being able to be a dude most of the time, and life was good.
So I’m on twitter, and someone tweets an article called ‘You may be a mansplainer if…’ Intrigued, clicked on the link to see what a’mansplainer’ is. From the definitions expressed in the comments, a mansplainer is any man who says something that the feminists don’t like. Case in point (and I’m afraid I’m paraphrasing as I can’t have two internet windows open at once on this phone):
Feminist: This thread is about mansplaining. Mansplaining is when a man explains something condescendingly to a woman.
Male Commenter: I think everyone (of every gender) has explained something condescendingly to someone (of any gender). Sometimes people don’t realise how they’re coming across. So by presenting condescention as a solely male, always deliberately sexist activity, you’re being kinda sexist.
Feminist 2: Now you’re mansplaining.
OK, WTF? For starters, he wasn’t even explaining anything. And he wasn’t being condescending either. The terms ‘Mansplaining’ along with ‘Sexism’ seem to have become words that only women can use, and can use in whatever way they like without being questioned.
I’m not denying that there is a lot of sexism towards women around. Women are still paid less on average than men are. People still make sexual advances on women after the woman has said no. I’m sure that there are men who assume women are stupid and therefore explain things much more simply than they would to a man.
But really, there was nothing wrong with that comment. All it did was contradict the feminist notion that men are always nasty sexist pigs and women are always victimised.
In the first layer of hell you have to show your parents your blog
In the second, your likes
Fuckno. With my blog and my parents, that’s a punishment reserved for only the deepest layers of Hell.
I probably shouldn’t admit this, but: I’ve never seen Mulan. I really should.
Our song <3
We have song.
It’s all twiceness now. Oh well, I shall keep it like that. #Fail of an internet for being laggy.