Mansplaining

Recently I was in the awkward position of explaining to a woman the concept of mansplaining.

What is mansplaining? This clip from the television series Silicon Valley explains:

Ouch.

What can we men do to improve our communication skills?

This short article contains good advice. Please follow the link. It won’t take you long to read, and there are five excellent tips in that column that everyone can use to improve the art of conversation.

Many thanks to a family member and a friend, neither of my generation, for the links.

I maintain that my awkward situation in the first sentence was not an instance of mansplaining because she didn’t already know (see the last line in the video) and she asked for an explanation (see tip #3 in the article). That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Update 7/03/17: This post was rewritten to improve clarity.

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