Mansplaining — you've probably heard the word, if not witnessed it before.
"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," according to the Merriam Webster dictionary.
In Rebecca Solnit's 2008 essay "Men Explain Things to Me," now also the title of her 2014 collection of essays, she shares personal, succinct stories all too familiar for females. Since her collection was published, memes have flooded the internet with depictions of mansplaining — mansplaining meme after mansplaining meme cropped up, explaining, well, mansplaining.
If you have a male friend who needs some help understanding (a little role reversal), here are 27 mansplaining memes to share with them — and, of course, with your feminist friends, too.
AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report,