Eh, I don’t know. I’m not buying the whole mansplaining thing.
To me, it creates an immovable divide between man and woman.
Anyone can dismiss another persons knowledge, experience, and voice. To make it a man vs woman thing seems unreasonable. It distracts from the reason this problem arises: arrogance, inconsideration, and/or hard-headedness.
Anyone can demonstrate those things, man or women. Right?
Moreover, this article seems to imply women would like more respect and appreciation. I don’t think it’s a matter of men overruling, rather a lack of effort or exuberance by women. Is it the mans fault to participate twice as much in class discussion or write columns in the newspaper?
People gain respect and influence through confidence, assertion, and a willingness to act. Men and women are equally capable of this.
I don’t find the argument of man vs women all that effective. I get men are more likely to behave a certain way, but gender doesn’t address the problem — it’s about action and reaction.
I suppose it comes down to the term “mansplaining.” I don’t like it whatsoever. Why does it have to be a man?