Came across a ridiculous mansplainer on twitter today, one who fully admitted he hadn’t seen the material yet still questioned comedian Hannah Gadsby’s take on the hate of the special and the hate she receives.
He told me to “be a kind person.”
When I pointed out that he’d piled on the vitriol aimed at her by gaslighting her and assuming she was wrong, he asked me to point out where he’d piled on the vitriol.
Basically the second half of the sentence. The second half OF THE VERY SAME SENTENCE.
It’s endless, isn’t it, this flood of men who assume they know everything even when they freely admit they don’t know what they’re talking about, yet assume it still has to be more accurate, more truthful, more real than whatever a woman says.
Maybe I’m extra edgy, maybe I’m extra fatigued, but “Be a kind person?”
What does that mean to a mansplainer? Don’t point it out? Smile and nod?
Don your red cloak and bonnet there’s a good girl?
“Be a kind person.”
Screw that. I’ll be THE kind OF person who musses up blissful entitlement. Hope you’ll do the same, people of all genders. Have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend.