I read an article tonight that used words like manspread, mansplain and manterrupt. I don’t have any clue what these newly made up terms mean. Candidly, I have zero interest. Seems like more liberal buzzwords to condemn men’s actions. That’s fine, but I can barely remember my address at times, I don’t need more dust in my filter mucking up my limited thought process.
I agree, we as men act inappropriately pretty often. Sometimes I’m embarrassed by what I see from other men. Occasionally, I’m embarrassed by my actions. However, there is a double standard when a women does something inappropriate towards a man. I’ve had women come up to me and grab my arms, pull up my sleeves and my shirt to check out my tattoos without ever speaking to me or asking me. It’s incredibly rude and annoying as hell. But it’s excusable because a women did it.
That may not be the best example. However, I have a funny story, which anecdotally proves my point. I recently had cancer. I was at my pre-admissions testing prior to my last surgery. I was polite as always with the people who work there. One women talked to me about taking her son to see wrestling and some other topical conversation. I left and went about my day.
Hours later I received this text:
This women, who spoke to me early about wrestling, made up some insane scenario in her head where violating HIPPA and taking my information from my file, then texting me would stir up feelings of affection towards her. The first question everyone I know asked me (women and men) when I told them the story was, “Is she hot?” Of course she wasn’t hot. If she was I would have been telling them, “Hey I have to tell you about the nurse I slept with last week.” But that’s not the point here.
I didn’t reply to her text nor did I report her to the hospital. However, If the roles were reversed I would have been reported and been on the news that night. I would have bee known as a predator who preys on cancer patients. So whats the “Mansplanation” there? I have no clue what that word means, I’m sure I used it horribly incorrect. I think I lost my point.