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Manterrupting, Mansplaining, and Other Man-isms

While I think we can all agree that there’s been a move toward “politically correct” speech, in particular toward gender neutrality in terms like “postal worker” or “firefighter,” there’s been a strange reemergence of the use of “man” in otherwise neutral language. 707 more words

Getting Out-Talked, Ignored and Interrupted

Have you noticed this happen in your life? I sure have.

This cartoon comically lays out the way women’s comments and suggestions are often not taken seriously… unless it comes out of a male’s mouth. 252 more words


Freedom and Future

Once again, today, I read something that made me want to scream, cry, and bang my head against the wall in frustration. Whilst this isn’t necessarily a rare occurrence, this particular time was hideous. 765 more words

Reed College vs. The Dude Who Wouldn't Shut Up About Rape

The We Hunted the Mammoth Pledge Drive continues! If you haven’t already, please consider sending some bucks my way. (The PayPal page will say you are donating to Man Boobz.) Thanks! 1,153 more words


Beyond Mansplaining: A New Lexicon of Misogynist Trolling Behaviors

Mansplaining (verb, gerund) describes the phenomenon of someone (usually a man, but not always) behaving as though he has superior knowledge to someone else (often a woman) who actually knows more about the topic in question than he does. 886 more words


Orwell in America: Mansplaining

My latest post for The Upper Valley, where I am Blogger at Large. My humble attempt at theater commentary. This has little to do with aging, and, according to my editor, everything to do with mansplaining.



Slice of Life: Mansplaining yoga

As we rolled up our yoga mats in the YMCA exercise room, an older man approached the woman who’d been practicing next to me. The woman who’d been taking deep breaths in through her nose and out through her mouth. 240 more words

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