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M.
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Oh sod it. I can't remember noticing any particular 'mansplaining' when I've been talking to people. Of either sex. Perhaps I don't listen to people. And, I cannot be arsed to look up other people's experiences, because it's really not very important to me.

Thinking about it, the nearest I can remember, although it's not about any type of 'splaining', is 30-odd years ago when I was a very junior lawyer at a large company. The senior management used to hold regular review meetings and decided a lawyer should always be present. There was one man there who always called me 'dear'. Like it or not, some people are being nice when they call you things like that but he wasn't; his use of it was weaponised. So I went through one whole meeting referring to him as 'sweetheart'.

It worked in that he never spoke to me again. Nobody else ever said a dicky bird about it; I just assumed they realised what I was doing.

M.

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by M.:
I cannot be arsed to look up other people's experiences, because it's really not very important to me.

ITTWACWS

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by M.:
And, I cannot be arsed to look up other people's experiences,

You could just read the multiple women who've related experiences here. On this thread. The one you chose to comment on.
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because it's really not very important to me.

And yet you felt that you should disparage those who think it is. Without bothering to look for more. On a thread about mansplaining.
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his use of it was weaponised.

And this should at least inform you of the culture behind mansplaining. You have seen sexism work, mansplaining is a form of sexism. I am not getting the offhand dismissal of women who say they have experienced this particular form of sexism.

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Rossweisse

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
Yeah, touching a woman's purse without leave is such a good idea. That wouldn't possibly be considered sexist (or illegal), would it?

What?!? I was telling them to put their own purses on their laps, of course. (They didn't specify whose they were.)

Surely you're not a manspreader, MT...?

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