Many of us just might have fallen prey to the infamous mansplainer, where a and mansplaining in social media and it is not cool.
If you didn’t hear of this term before then Merriam Webster has a definition on their website that sums it up perfectly:
“Mansplaining is, at its core, a very specific thing. It’s what occurs when a man talks condescendingly to someone (especially a woman) about something he has incomplete knowledge of, with the mistaken assumption that he knows more about it than the person he’s talking to does.”
Years ago, mansplaining became a phenomenon and cases of it made their round on social media. The mansplaining beast might is very much alive and shows little sign of slowing down.
In an episode of Jeopardy, aired on October 12, the clue was this: “Charlton Heston’s wardrobe in 1954’s ‘Secret of the Incas’ inspired the clothes worn by this adventurous character 27 years later.” The answer was, “Who is Indiana Jones.”
The answer was, “Who is Indiana Jones?”
But one Facebook user didn’t accept this question and said that the movie listed should’ve been The Greatest Show on Earth. He stuck to his opinion until Indiana Jones costume designer, Deborah Landis decided to step in.
This Facebook user either didn’t know who Landis was, or he was just convinced that he knew the costumes better than the one who designed them.
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When Landis’ son, Max, saw the comments, he shared it on Twitter where it immediately started to earn the attention it deserved.
People were reminded of their own horror stories when it comes to mansplaining and felt vidicated by Deborah for roasting the guy.
A fire was stoked among the users when they took the using phrase: “Stanley, you have got to be kidding,” which also picked up traction among Twitter users.
I think we all learned something so dudes chill the next time you think you’re ‘the expert’ on something!