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Every Time a Man Splains, Follow the Maxine Waters Method Every Time a Man Splains, Follow the Maxine Waters Method

When you’re, say, reading a book about politics, and suddenly interrupted by a man who “hasn’t read that one” but would like to supplement your reading with all of the information he’s heard related to it–maybe this was last week, and maybe this was a book about Russia (okay, this is a specific scenario)–do as Maxine…

A Woman Can Be President If She's a Man A Woman Can Be President If She's a Man

Would you have voted for Hillary Clinton if she were a man? The leading counterfactual argument about gender and the presidential election was that Clinton, as a candidate, was a prisoner of a double standard—in the simplest shorthand, that a woman acting like Donald Trump could never have won the election.

Sean Lennon Has An Opinion On Mansplaining He'd Like to Share Sean Lennon Has An Opinion On Mansplaining He'd Like to Share

Good afternoon Sean Lennon, progeny of John and Yoko. Do you have any opinions you’d like to share with us today? It can be anything!

Why Do So Many People Think They Know the Best Way for a Woman to Live?  Why Do So Many People Think They Know the Best Way for a Woman to Live? 

Rebecca Solnit, the essayist best known for Men Explain Things to Me—a book whose lens on gender and violence expands much further than the brief excerpt on “mansplaining” that it’s become known for—has written a new essay for Harper’s called “The Mother of All Questions,” and it’ll be one of the best things, easily,…

Matt Damon Responds to Criticism, Commends Himself for Starting a Diversity Convo Matt Damon Responds to Criticism, Commends Himself for Starting a Diversity Convo

Matt Damon has responded to controversy over his absurd comments about diversity in Hollywood, while also giving himself a pat on the back.

Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her

Last night was the fourth season premiere of HBO’s Project Greenlight—a Matt Damon and Ben Affleck passion project where they give first time filmmakers the chance to make a movie. It also provided a platform for Matt Damon to deliver a masterclass in whitesplaining—a whitesplaining sermon, if you will.

Fox News Enigma Megyn Kelly Slams Rand Paul's Sexist Behavior Fox News Enigma Megyn Kelly Slams Rand Paul's Sexist Behavior

And so continues one of the most confusing relationships of my adult life: that between myself and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Once again Kelly brought out her “sensible adult” side during an interview with Rand Paul, taking him (as well as other male journalists) to task for sexism.

Watch Rand Paul Explain Interviews to Savannah Guthrie, Mid-Interview Watch Rand Paul Explain Interviews to Savannah Guthrie, Mid-Interview

Does Rand Paul want to be president, or does he want to teach classes on how to interview? I’m starting to wonder after this morning’s appearance on The Today Show, in which he seemed more concerned with lecturing Savannah Guthrie about “editorializing” than answering questions about his record on foreign policy.

'Every Internet Conversation With Dudes' Is So Totally Perfect 'Every Internet Conversation With Dudes' Is So Totally Perfect

Here are all the arguments you will ever have with every dude on the Internet ever.

​The Womansplainer Will Google Feminism for Clueless Dudes (For a Fee) ​The Womansplainer Will Google Feminism for Clueless Dudes (For a Fee)

One of the most annoying parts about talking any aspect of feminism including but not limited to rape culture and misogyny is the inevitable onslaught of skeptics (mostly dudes) who are indignant at such accusations and in need of an explanation. Well buddy who does not appear to understand how Google works, I'm not…

Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape

Noted evolutionary biologist and atheist yellthinker Richard Dawkins, in his perpetual and incredibly grating quest for absolute rightness, has issued a curious series of thoughts regarding sexual assault. Because some things are worse than others, he reasons (sorry, Reasons. Must capitalize his thoughts. Too…

Don't Worry, Mansplainer Is Here To Explain How Things Really Are Don't Worry, Mansplainer Is Here To Explain How Things Really Are

From Citizen Radio, Mansplainer details the adventure of one brave, bold soul who is willing to stand up to women who are tying to talk issues like catcalling. These women are selfishly trying to come to terms with verbal abuse and taunts they deal with on the street. But what about all the nice menz who are only…

Federal Judge Enjoys Ogling Lawyers Who Dress Like 'Ignorant Sluts' Federal Judge Enjoys Ogling Lawyers Who Dress Like 'Ignorant Sluts'

But those aren't his words, you see. He's just paraphrasing other female lawyers and, um, Jane Curtin.

Creepy Catholic Website Explains Why Women Shouldn't Go to College Creepy Catholic Website Explains Why Women Shouldn't Go to College

If you're an 18-year-old adult woman on the fence about whether or not your parents "should" "let" you go to college, fret no more! The internet provides, as always, in the form of this staggeringly terrible listicle from FixTheFamily.com (which, as far as I can tell, is a machine where you put in Catholicism and the…

Jonathan Franzen Solved Sexism

Jonathan Franzen, "the author [who] is the writer," would like you to know that sexism has been more or less eradicated in every single field except NYC theater. Despite evidence to the contrary. Related: that time he wrote about how ugly Edith Wharton was.

Sarah Silverman's Dad Gets in Commenting War With Dickish Rabbi Sarah Silverman's Dad Gets in Commenting War With Dickish Rabbi

Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt, who is apparently not only a Rabbi but the definitive judge of good Jews, women, and pastrami sandwiches (he also manufactures kosher meat), is concerned about Sarah Silverman. He's mad, too — mad that her most recent political initiative, "Let My People Vote," employs biblical rhetoric — but,…

Five Tips for the Mansplainers in Your Life Five Tips for the Mansplainers in Your Life

It hasn't just been a summer for political conventions, the Olympics, and a slough of politicians and comedians saying stupid things about rape. Summer 2012 is also the season in which the idea of "mansplaining" may have moved beyond the feminist blogosphere.

Women Dislike Mitt Romney Because He's a Condescending Prick Women Dislike Mitt Romney Because He's a Condescending Prick

More disconcerting trouble for Mittens Romney this week, as a new poll shows that with less than 100 days to go before the election, Obama leads in three key swing states. To make matters worse, results of the poll clearly show that much of the President's lead is due to the fact that Romney is completely unpopular…

Dude Helpfully Explains Why Women Cheat Dude Helpfully Explains Why Women Cheat

Is your wife cheating on you? Probably! Luckily, a man is here to explain what that bitch is up to.

Mike Huckabee And The Patriarchy, Sitting In A Tree Mike Huckabee And The Patriarchy, Sitting In A Tree

"The most important form of government is father, mother, and children," says the former Republican presidential candidate. Well, that settles it. Mike Huckabee loves the patriarchy. He wants to hold hands with it and buy it jewelry and marry it and lord over it like a father in "the most important form of government"…

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