A word typically used
to imply that the previous speaker is overly condescending
and/or has a different way of explaining because he happens to be a man and the other party a woman. Usually, this
in an over- or misinterpretation based
on prejudice about the alleged mainsplainers intentions or on an inability to take constructive feedback. Sometimes it is used
as an attempt to unfairly discredit the speaker or his arguments
without having to provide counter-arguments
. Typically, the mansplainer
is simultaneously implied to be sexist or misogynistic.
Explainee: Women only earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. This is a grave
Explainer: That is a misleading statement. In fact, after correcting
for factors like
hours worked, experience, physical danger
involved, etc., the differences is just
a few percent.
Explainee (sarcastic): Thank
you for mansplaining! I would never have thought
of that with my tiny little brain!