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  •  Oh, thank you, thank you, ever so much . . . (25+ / 0-)

    for deigning to mansplain to me that you, who by definition never has and never will experience the phenomenon, understand what it is and is not, and that I, who have experienced it all my life, do not.

    Thank you also for informing me that as the opposite of a "man," I am not a "woman" (nor even merely a "not-man"), but a "bitch."  Please do note, however, that you are nowhere near the first to do so.  Please also note that, when one commits such a Freudian slip as to declare the opposite of "man" to be "bitch," one had best attend to the beams in one's own man's eye before crying about straw motes in the eyes of us women.

    Patronizing, condescending, clueless, overprivileged, bubble-bound, blinkered, laughably absurd mansplaining indeed.

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    by Aji on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:44:27 AM PDT

    •  Thank you for "explaining" to me (1+ / 0-)
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      You have made numerous presumptions about me.  And decided, based on your presumptions, that I should be insulted and demeaned.

      But I am an individual, and I wrote an article and made it public here, and invited your comments.  So I accept your criticism of myself.

      However, your use of the words "mansplain" and "mansplaining" are stereotypically gender-loaded, and an insult to half of the human population.  

      And hinder any efforts to free ourselves from the tyranny of our gender biases.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:46:05 PM PDT

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      •  Nope, but keep doubling down on the sexism. (10+ / 0-)

        Your reputation for this kind of concern trolling long precedes you here.  And your behavior here is overtly sexist.

        So you'll understand that I will not permit someone engaging in truly offensive, paternalistic mansplaining to denigrate my own character the way you do, nor that of the numerous other anti-bigotry warriors and activists you've insulted in these threads.

        Time for you to start listening to, you know, women, instead of presuming to lecture to us about our life experiences, of which you are so clearly ignorant.  Get those huge beams out of your own eyes, and who knows?  You might actually learn something about the topic.

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        by Aji on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:56:41 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, and BTW: (11+ / 0-)

        You damned yourself with your own words.  "Bitch" as the opposite of "man?"  Seriously?

        Everything we need to know about your motivations here is encapsulated in the one tiny but all-too-telling slip.

        You are supremely unqualified to lecture any woman on what constitutes sexism or bigotry.

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        by Aji on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:59:26 PM PDT

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