Attempting to explain away making sexual passes on a young lady when you're a married professional in the comics industry, aka Brian Wood. Afterwards you continue to go on and act like you're a feminist and really respect women.
Mansplaining - Tess Fowler is correct about this: I did make a pass at her at SDCC Hyatt bar roughly 8 years ago. But when she declined, that was the conclusion of the matter for me. There was never a promise of quid pro quo, no exertion of power, no threats, and no revenge. This was at a time in my career when I had very little professional power or industry recognition. The pickup was a lame move, absolutely, and I’ll accept the heat for having done it, but that’s all it was: I liked her, I took a chance, and was shot down. I immediately regretted it, and I apologize to Ms. Fowler for the tackiness and embarrassment of it all.

I’ve kept quiet for these last couple weeks because this is a problematic thing to address without unintended blowback. While I believe she is as incorrect as she can be about what my intent and motivations were, I don’t want to encourage any negative opinion directed back at her.

I think the larger issues of abuse in the comics industry are genuine and I share everyone's concerns. As a father to a young daughter showing an interest in making her own comics, I do really care about this stuff. So I don’t want our difference of accounts to take attention away from that industry-wide discussion that needs to happen.

Brian Wood
11/15/2013
by Zephyr Q November 16, 2013

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Stating accurate, verifiable facts. Especially when these facts are inconvenient to the feminist worldview, or contradict feminist talking points.
It is often used by a feminists who makes an incorrect claim in support of their narrative, and someone responds with something refuting the feminist’s claim, which she (usually it’s a she) cannot counter.
By claiming “mansplaining,” she tries to pretend to have invalidated her opponents claim, even though she has not addressed it at all.
Feminists: Women only make 77% of what men make for exactly the same work! Oh the patriarchy.

Factual Person: No, they don't. That statistic is just for overall median pay of full time workers, and does not account for overtime hours worked, location, experience, degree earned, or even the field someone is working in. Women make less on average because men and women make different career choices, because believe it or not, men and women are different.

Feminist: Stop mansplaining to me! Facts and logic are just oppressive constructs to keep women down!
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A word used by feminists to silence men and prevent them from learning that men actually have problems too and that their point of view isn't the only one
Feminist "women are paid 77 cents for every mans dollar"

A man "well actually every serious study showed that there more factors than just gender like how long they worked there and education"

Feminist "Stop mansplaining you patriarchal fuckface"
by Chumley69 December 29, 2015

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A term created by radical feminists to automatically discredit the opinion of a man because he's, well, a man. See also Feminist Shaming Language.
Man: I think your argument about women being oppressed by an evil patriarchy is wrong because of x, y and z.

Feminist group: Oh look, mansplaining from a member of the male species! How dare you interrupt our bitching session with your facts and logic! Let's get him, sisters! Make jokes about him having a small penis, that'll show him!
by tigger2000 July 07, 2011

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When a man uses valid logic to counter an illogical position held by a woman.
"And then he started mansplaining and all I could do to stop him was cry because he was right and I couldn't bear to admit it."
by onehappyfool March 14, 2016

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Disagreeing with, or correcting, a woman on the internet.
"London is in Canada, right?"
"No, it's in England."
"OMFG STOP MANSPLAINING!!!!!"
by dav3dlegend November 04, 2015

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A word used by pseudo-intellectual feminist (e.g. ugly chicks, over 30 single moms with no chance in hell of getting a man their own age, and insecure fat chicks or combo of all three) on the internet to justify their loosing argument and/or anti-male rhetoric.
Man: "Hey, I found new talk show on YouTube that's cool check it out"

Pseudo-intellectual feminist: FUCK THAT GUY WITH A RUSTY CHAIN SAW HE'S A MISOGYNIST.

Man: Oh really? I didn't know that about the guest, but um...I was talking about the show in general and the Host.

Pseudo-intellectual feminist: THANKS FOR MANSPLAINING.

Man: huh???
by feministneedDICKintheirlife December 19, 2012

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Disagreeing with, or correcting, a woman on the internet.
"London is in Canada, right?"
"No, it's in England."
"OMFG STOP MANSPLAINING!!!!!"
by dav3dlegend November 04, 2015

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