Its all a grey area
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The critical element of mansplaining (the reason the tongue-in-cheek name stuck is because every woman has experienced it and it's so hilariously dead-on, if you've ever been on the receiving end) is the assumption, from out of the blue, that the person being explained to has no pre-existing knowledge of the subject even when it can reasonably be assumed that they know quite a bit; sort of like my friend explaining my cameras to me. MY cameras. Which I own, and use.
My favorite recent example, brought to my attention by the illustrious Alty, was a guy in line to see Deadpool explaining Deadpool's history to Gail Simone as she was also in line to see the movie. Because she is a lady, and this guy assumes that a lady in line to see Deadpool must not know anything about the character because that makes perfect sense.
Alty had to explain who Gail Simone was, because I am not a comics person, and then I LOLed and LOLed.
So an important element that I would love to get at is not only where the urge to share your knowledge comes from, but also from whence arises the assumption that the person on the receiving end, usually a woman, has no knowledge themselves.
Oh my god. Deadpool in his current portrayal wouldn't even exist without Gail, before that he had an underlying tone of dark comedy, but she's the one who actually made him funny. What a tool.
ABOUT THE DEADPOOL THEATER INCIDENT
Okay, I’m re-posting this because it’s going to get buried in the actual massive thread of reblogs, which is up to 70k.
Here’s what happened. I mentioned that while I was in line to get tickets and popcorn at my local teeny town theater, the guy next to me started explaining who Deadpool was, because he just assumed I wouldn’t know.
Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her/quote]
And the black filmaker on the receiving end of this?
"Effie Brown, an experienced Hollywood producer and a black woman. She has produced seventeen feature films, including Dear White People" - you couldn't make it up.
In June, the people of the United Kingdom may vote to leave the European Union (EU). At the moment, a narrow majority favors remaining in the EU, but a large group is undecided. That group could swing toward a “leave” position for a variety of reasons, including what might be temporary EU problems with refugees. However temporary the reasons might be, a decision to leave would be politically irreversible..
What would happen if the UK left the European Union?
Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains the different options.
In June, the people of the United Kingdom may vote to leave the European Union (EU). At the moment, a narrow majority favors remaining in the EU, but a large group is undecided. That group could swing toward a “leave” position for a variety of reasons, including what might be temporary EU problems with refugees. However temporary the reasons might be, a decision to leave would be politically irreversible.
Political correctness is shallow. It treats how you talk to people as being as important as how you treat them.[snip]
Well, for years meunster has been my Mr. Hyde. But Well, can't be an asshole online when I have go go be a productive person at basic and for the next 3-8 years.
So I'll try to spread the word of eris when I can, and see you all later. Don't die without me.
I honestly thought he would live forever.Bowie will live forever; its just that he's dead now, too. The great chameleon of rock changes again.
You know I'm born to lose and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it, baby
I don't wanna live for ever
And don't forget the joker
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades Lyrics - source MetroLyrics