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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The Humanist Approach to Happiness: Practical Wisdom
Written by Jennifer Hancock
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The Humanist approach to Happiness is a book that basically says – here are personal ethics, here is why they are important, and here is how you can apply them to your daily life and why doing so will help you live a happier more productive life. It isn’t a philosophy book so much as a book about the pragmatic reasons for being an ethical, compassionate and responsible person.
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Humanist Thought of the Week: Dec 4 2007
Friends don’t let friends have unprotected sex.
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Humanist Thought of the Week Nov 6 2007
Getting out of Trouble
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