“My name. A colleague literally told me I had spelt my own name wrong.”
On Wednesday, Nicole Froio, a women’s studies PhD candidate living in the UK, asked women to share the “most obvious thing a man has ever mansplained to you.”
And OH BOY did the internet deliver.
In case you’re wondering what exactly MANSPLAINING is, well:
The term was originally coined after Rebecca Solnit wrote the 2008 essay “Men Explain Things To Me,” which chronicles the time Solnit had a conversation with a man who attempted to school her on a book she actually wrote.
And there are seemingly NO LIMITS on what men will mansplain to women.