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 )