â€œNo, you see, itâ€™s all about understanding the nuances in language. Thatâ€™s when the meaning of the words change based on how theyâ€™re used,â€ Mr. Mansplainer tells the woman at his table. And at another table I hear a man say, â€œThe way the sun works, it lets off energy, and that heats us and makes light.â€ Dear god. Iâ€™m surrounded by mansplainers.
Let me â€˜splain something to you.
The coffee shop is full today with mansplainers happily mansplaining everything they can. Mansplaining, you see, is when someone â€” typically a guy talking to a woman â€” explains something in a condescending way. Typically, the recipient of the mansplaining clearly knows more about the topic than the mansplainer. And now I fear Iâ€™m walking dangerously close to mansplaining territory myself.
I hear one man explaining that smartphones are for more than phone calls to a woman whoâ€™s texting and doing her best to ignore him. Another shares the revelation that coffee is made from beans. Need to know about banks and loans?Â Thereâ€™s a mansplainer for that.
All this needs to make for a perfect mansplaining cabal is someone saying itâ€™s really about ethics in gaming journalism.
I really donâ€™t get how women put up with us.