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,… »11/04/15 5:00pm11/04/15 5:00pm


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.
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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. »4/08/15 10:50am4/08/15 10:50am

​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… »10/06/14 5:30pm10/06/14 5:30pm

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… »7/29/14 2:15pm7/29/14 2:15pm

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… »6/09/14 10:20am6/09/14 10:20am

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… »9/12/13 11:20am9/12/13 11:20am

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,… »10/15/12 2:20pm10/15/12 2:20pm

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… »8/02/12 12:30pm8/02/12 12:30pm

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"… »3/06/11 11:40am3/06/11 11:40am