[T]he point that I think has been missed by Solnit – and by all the women who have written and talked about mansplaining ever since – is: men also talk this way to each other. It’s not that they don’t defer to women. It’s that they don’t defer to anyone....Her contention that the biggest issue facing society is a lack of kindness is a point worth considering.
At the start of this column, I said there had been two recent stories about mansplaining. The first was that the 600,000-strong Unionen has launched a mansplaining hotline.
And the second, which followed soon after, is that the majority of calls to the hotline have been from men: anxious, self-doubting men, asking exactly what mansplaining is and how to avoid doing it.
Beware of throwing your ire at the wrong target.
A Briton Makes A Point of Cassandra's
A writer notes a rough form of equality.
By Grim on Monday, November 28, 2016