"Mansplaining—when a man talks condescendingly to someone (especially a woman) about something he has incomplete knowledge of, with the mistaken assumption that he knows more about it than the person he's talking to does."
Though all men do not mansplain, every woman can recall a time when she has been mansplained, or been forced to deal with the consequences of mansplaining. Because of the way children are socialized, men may not be making a conscious effort to mansplain rather they are acting upon internalized feelings.
According to the online Oxford dictionary, "manspreading" describes “the practice whereby a man adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat'. It is a behaviour that is commonly spotted on public transport.
These seven ways to respond to mansplaining, however, offer an alternative to drowning in a sea of frustration.
How To Respond To Mansplaining From Your Partner
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Your body language, facial expressions, eye contact, tone of voice, etc,. So identify both verbal and non-verbal communications that may be leading to mansplaining. Especially when someone tells you that you are mansplaining, just stop. Take a moment to reflect on your behavior.
Here are 8 things to do that are better than mansplaining.
There's even a term for it: “hepeating.” The term was first coined by Professor Nicole Gugliucci to describe the act of a male colleague repeating and getting credit for an idea first presented by a female colleague.
Men are getting the credit for women's work through something called 'hepeating' — here's what it means. Lindsay Dodgson. Updated.
This is how you can respond to hepeating when you need to stop it in its tracks.
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