Mansplain: A man explains to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. Picture: Wikimedia Commons
Mansplain: A man explains to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Author's flowchart guide to mansplaining goes viral

By Marchelle Abrahams Time of article published Aug 2, 2018

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When consultant and author Kim Goodwin was asked by her male colleagues whether certain behaviour was mansplaining, she thought the best way to depict this was with a flowchart.

But never in a million years would she think it would go viral once she posted the image to Twitter. It now has over 51 000 retweets.

"Both are experts who are often asked to explain concepts to colleagues outside their field. Both were concerned about those explanations being taken the wrong way," Goodwin told the BBC.


The post has received mixed reactions. But it also seems to have ruffled a few feathers, mostly from men.





And then there were those who took it with a pinch of gendered salt.

 

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