The Great Label Debate
I was asked to weigh in on this, so here goes. For those of you who don’t know what the great label debate is, well, you’re lucky. Basically: freethinkers, atheists, humanists, brights, a-theists, apatheists, non-theists, skeptics and anyone else even remotely involved with the above mentioned movements and those who fit into one of the above categories but steadfastly refuse any label, will know that what label you apply to yourself matters greatly
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I came across a new word today. Mansplaining. It’s a word that was coined to describe men who lecture women on things the woman already knows. Sure, we used to just call that sort of behavior condescending. But apparently now, it’s called mansplaining, especially when the subject being discussed is how sexist attitudes affect women in particular. A man engaged in mansplaining is a mansplainer.
Now, in the post on facebook upon which I was introduced to this topic, the woman accusing one of her male friends of mansplaining provided a really nice graphic explaining mansplaining. Here is a link: https://morewomeninskepticism.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mansplaining-flow-chart.png )
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