I'm really confused about mansplaining. Like what??? Is it??? How do I tell the difference between explaining and mansplaining. God I hope I'm spelling this right but you probably get what I mean if I'm not.
I’ve got very, very mixed feelings on the word mainsplaining.
It basically means that, a man (one who is insecure about his masculinity and hates the idea of a woman knowing just as much or more than he does) overexplaining something to a woman. It’s like if Sid came in and explained to me how to play Reaper in overwatch when I have dozens of hours on him and Sid doesn’t even have one. It’s different than a man just explaining something to a woman, because he immediately assumed she didn’t know anything.
I’m very torn on this issue. Because on one hand, yes, this is something that happens, and I’ve seen it.
But on the other, it’s a stupid word and has kinda ableist implications? I love explaining things I’m interested to people, and I’m a woman, and sometimes I explain things knowing the person I’m explaining them to already knows them. So it’s a neurodivergent thing too, and damning neurodivergent men because some dudes talk down to women is…. Gross
Also it’s a dumb word and I feel like a chump when I say it out loud.