Even photographic evidence of mansplaining isn’t enough for these mansplainers
As any woman alive can no doubt attest to, mansplaining is an everyday occurrence in our lives. There’s everyday, condescending, typical mansplaining and then there’s the Holy Shit Stop Talking Dude level of mansplaining. The latter is something one guy recently watched unfold before his very eyes on Twitter.
Twitter user @UpToMyKnees shared a screenshot he snapped from a lively discussion on Facebook where his mother, a former Hollywood costumer named Deborah Landis, gets into it with a random man who apparently knows her own life better than she does.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT dude online tries to mainsplain the costumes of Indiana Jones to my mom…
…the costume designer of Indiana Jones. pic.twitter.com/bkYVtsnYPF
— Macks-O-Lantern (@Uptomyknees) October 11, 2017
The screenshot shows an image from an episode of Jeopardy. The question in question (ha) surrounds a movie costuming choice where the answer is Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Guess who was in charge of the wardrobe for Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark? Ding ding! You guessed it. Landis was. So who would know the answer to this Jeopardy question better than she?
A random man on the internet, of course! Insert several eye rolls here.
“The Jeopardy question is wrong.” Oh. My. God. Are you serious, guy? You really think you know Jeopardy better than the creators of Jeopardy AND the woman who is responsible for the actual answer on this particular episode of Jeopardy?! Good Lord.
The proof is in this side-by-side pudding:
stanley you have got to be kidding pic.twitter.com/q4z9rPUvkJ— WATCH DIRK GENTLY ON NETFLIX JANUARY 5th (@Uptomyknees) October 11, 2017
Perhaps the craziest part is that this tweet — which quickly went viral — is that it brought ALLLLLL the mansplainers to the yard. To mansplain about mansplaining. No, this isn’t a joke — see for yourself.
Mansplaining isn't real that is feminist white knight bullshit I've had more women speak to me like they know everything than I have had men
Mansplaining isn't real that is feminist white knight bullshit I've had more women speak to me like they know everything than I have had men— Cloud (@Cloudn18) October 12, 2017
Expressing my opinion isn't mansplaining
Expressing my opinion isn't mansplaining— Cloud (@Cloudn18) October 12, 2017
You can’t make this stuff up. This guy is for real.
I understand though I don't consider myself to be a mansplainer as I try to explain things without offending or looking down on people
I understand though I don't consider myself to be a mansplainer as I try to explain things without offending or looking down on people— Cloud (@Cloudn18) October 12, 2017
Oh really? Because “feminist white knight bullshit” isn’t at all offensive. Don’t worry, more guys came forward to mansplain mansplaining. If you’re in the mood for some seriously meta shit, you’re in luck.
Dismissing/devaluing a person's thoughts/arguments because of there gender seems a bit sexist, no?
Dismissing/devaluing a person's thoughts/arguments because of there gender seems a bit sexist, no?— cybertooth (@cybertoot) October 12, 2017
It's when someone (more often than not, a woman) doesn't get the opportunity to get the fact right Or wrong before it's explained unprompted
It's when someone (more often than not, a woman) doesn't get the opportunity to get the fact right Or wrong before it's explained unprompted— Dysfunkt (@PhilthyDysfunkt) October 12, 2017
Been mansplained by a woman the other day ('Tell you now, why you think that way & why it's wrong'). Is it sexist to call her stupid?— Niels Kruse (@oktogramm) October 12, 2017
I just think its a dumb term.— TheDankestKaekThatEverKaekedTheDanks (@fuckcaek) October 12, 2017
Anyone else’s head spinning from this nonsense? The original user followed up with some valid points after no doubt getting a migraine from his own Twitter mentions.
Why is it the people who argue everyone should be less sensitive are always the same people so upset by the term “mansplaining?”
— Macks-O-Lantern (@Uptomyknees) October 11, 2017
in response to using the term 'mansplaining' i've experienced two brands of sexism
1- offended woe-is-me
2- straight up calling women stupid
— Macks-O-Lantern (@Uptomyknees) October 12, 2017
like so many people are openly sexist in their responses while simultaneously decrying the imagined sexism of the term "mansplaining"— WATCH DIRK GENTLY ON NETFLIX JANUARY 5th (@Uptomyknees) October 12, 2017
Probably none of these men he’s talking about have ever accused a woman of “bitching” or “nagging,” right? Puh-leez.
when you watch someone mansplain what mansplaining is online pic.twitter.com/gAJlQlgDMl— WATCH DIRK GENTLY ON NETFLIX JANUARY 5th (@Uptomyknees) October 12, 2017
LOL. Seriously though. Allow us to clear up any confusion: it’s mansplaining if we already know the correct answer to something. And trust us, boys, we definitely know what “mansplaining” is. No need to hepeat yourself; save your breath.