« on: March 31, 2016, 02:40:27 am »
Aw! It's so romantic!
What about those weed gangsters that are mad about you giving speeches in Bumfuck, Maine?
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Maybe it was the name. Not totally convinced attaching a gender prefix is helpful in this instance. "assplaining" might have worked better
Quoteis the assumption, from out of the blue, that the person being explained to has no pre-existing knowledge of the subject
This is definitely a thing. I'd wrongly assumed it was fucking hilarious so I stand corrected on that point. I also wasn't aware it was only men who did this to women so it's good we now have a descriptive name for the phenomenon to clear that up.
Yeah, mansplaining on own doesn't make someone a tool. And this guy didn't have any ill intentions. Regardless of that though, regardless even of gender, going up to the writer who worked on something for years to give them the basics is like something out of a cringe comedy.
"So you see Mr King, the secret to selling a decent quantity of books is as follows...."
I sometimes think my bank is annoying because of how overly zealous they are with security measures and blocking access if they think your details may have been compromised.
Then I hear horror stories like this and I think "no, my bank's pretty good."
This means that for those who are socially vulnerable, or would be under a GOP presidency are voting for their safety, their livelihoods, their health, or even possibly their lives. For them, the notion of 'bernieorbust' is unthinkable. It is only people who have a reasonable expectation of being able to ride out a GOP administration unscathed that have the luxury of sticking their noses in the air and wasting their vote. Yes, one should vote their conscience, but unless that conscience includes how your vote impacts others, you are being self-absorbed and privileged.