Correctile Dysfunction: the global crisis of men correcting women who know more than they do

Originally published at: Correctile Dysfunction: the global crisis of men correcting women who know more than they do | Boing Boing

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amy poehler mansplaining GIF by Golden Globes

I’ll be back in a bit, I’m off to make some popcorn for when the guys claim they don’t mansplain, actually.

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Woah. My new favorite phrase.

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Should we start a pool for how many comments until someone says “not all men do this”?

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Would it pay double if they explained betting odds?

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I think what you mean to say is…

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Wow, used up one of your team’s Strikes already… :grin::+1:

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Couldn’t be more timely, to me at least.

But then again, it’s always time for correctile dysfunction.

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Solnit more recently wrote a follow up article to her first one on mansplaining. It’s a good read:

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No one I know believes this is a real thing. This blog is the only space in the world I know of where people think mansplaining is more than a joke or a weird delusion some people have. Even women telling stories about their own lives treat it like a relatable joke.

Oddly enough I have had it explained to me… a lot.

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Gah, that must be so frustrating and disorienting!
I spent 13 years working in a pretty front-facing position in a male-dominated field and can verify that all the tropes we see about mansplaining, hepeating, and other forms of condescension are real and common.
I once finished a presentation about a (for our industry) groundbreaking new on the job training program I’d spearheaded and received the unsolicited feedback after that, since I’d included concepts like badging and some gamification, that it was all very childish and workers wouldn’t go for it.
Even though my presentation included the year-long test run and how much all the workers and supervisors involved had loved it.
I just couldn’t imagine the guy bothering to say that to a male presenter.

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Not all men do this. Just the ones who went to school as children.

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What’s “hepeating”?

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Well…

Just repeating, but exchanging he for re. There’s also the part that it was a point made by a woman, and you can fill in the rest.

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AFAIK it means a situation when a woman says something that is ignored or rejected, then a man says exactly the same thing and it is accepted.

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My PhD supervisor used to do this ALL the time.
We called it “The Jedi Mind Trick”

“These aren’t the driods you’re looking for”

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Hepeating isn’t done just one way. Sometimes it’s when men don’t hear what a woman says until a man repeats it. Then others suddenly think it’s worth hearing.

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Ah, yeah, that makes sense (unfortunately). Thought it might be something along those lines!

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…and right underneath the part about body shaming came an ad for “how to get a bikini body at any age.” GAAAAHHH!

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The character was based on Arabella Weir’s experiences of suggesting jokes for the Fast Show.

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