Have these men ever met a woman? Strange advice on vaginas, tampons and childbirth baffles women
Tampon tallying twit
The most recent incident involves a man using math to ‘accurately’ calculate how many tampons a woman requires per month. Now, one would imagine that those who experience monthly periods would be best placed to know how many tampons are required per cycle, but try telling that to this guy, who conducted his flimsy research in a bid to argue women should shut up moaning about having to pay for sanitary products.
Getting a vague sense he's never been in close personal contact with any woman ever.— Mac Lir (@AMhicLir) March 4, 2019
I love watching men mansplain periods to women. Never works, always backfires.— It’s Brittany, Bitch. (@i_b_leigh_in_u) March 6, 2019
According to the maths whizz, women only need seven tampons per month, 10 if they have “an extra juicy uterine lining.” In reality, this could see women dropping dead of toxic shock syndrome left right and center, as it’s caused by leaving a tampon in more than the absolute maximum time of eight hours. He also claimed women have nine periods per year, perhaps getting confused with the length of a pregnancy.
The mansplainer who argues with a gynecologist and army of women about their vaginas
When eagle-eyed mansplainer Paul Bullen spotted a Guardian article called, ‘Me and My Vulva’ in February, he just had to weigh in, tweeting, “the correct word is vagina.”
Hi Paul 👋🏼— Mich (@decolover61) February 10, 2019
No it’s not. But thanks for the mansplaining on something you obvs know nothing about.
No. He eliminated 'vulva' as a correct word for vulva, proceeded to claim he mean't 'common', argued with various experts (both linguistic and medical) about the 'correct' term, and then condescended to everyone claiming they hadn't understood or engaged with his arguement. 1/2— RonniePicklerick (@Dedjartes) February 16, 2019
Paul - if your argument is that “vagina” is the common term for a woman’s nether region, do you also refer to your below the waist area as only “penis”? Do you have no scrotum? Shaft? Tip? Is the entire groin area just penis?— Lisa (@Lisa_Sophia726) February 14, 2019
A vagina is the canal inside a woman where a baby comes out, while the outer genitalia is the vulva. While vagina is often used as a catch-all term to refer to the general area, it is incorrect. The article in question featured photographs of 100 women’s external genitalia.
Despite being corrected by multiple vulva bearers, a gynecologist and linguistics experts, Bullen doubled down and continued to argue that he was right and they were wrong. He then began to mansplain what mansplaining is.
Even though it's only February, I think it would be pretty safe to declare Paul the Mansplainer of the Year 2019. This is hard to top.— Veronica K. B. Olsen (@VeronicaInPink) February 11, 2019
Dude, give it a rest.— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) February 28, 2019
This is egregious long form mansplaining.
The only answer you should have ever provided was, “Thank you Dr. Gunter for sharing your expertise” https://t.co/NTrrl2AgYP
Comic book corrector
In a less intimate example, a man recently pounced on a tweet from a woman who sarcastically wrote that comic book character The Predator should smile more. She was making a point about the instances where some men tell women they should smile more.
This is a really funny sequence. pic.twitter.com/hSmC7wmYyN— Steph's Awakening IX™ (@PangolinFeets) March 6, 2019
The man was triggered and tweeted her to explain that the Punisher’s backstory made her point moot. Awkwardly for the man, the woman he tweeted was comic book writer Gail Simone, who had penned a number of Punisher comics and was well aware of the character’s backstory. It took the guy a while to realise who he was talking to, but he apologized once he caught on.
Childbirth = pooping??
In a Twitter thread calling for women to give their worst mansplaining examples in 2017, one woman replied that “a man explained to me that childbirth was no different than pooping.” The man was, somewhat alarmingly, a paramedic who had no idea what childbirth feels like.
When a man explained to me that childbirth was no different than pooping.— Belinda McBride 🌊 (@Belinda_McBride) May 17, 2017
I feel obliged to add that the man was a paramedic. LOL! He was explaining to a roomful of us that its not that big a deal.— Belinda McBride 🌊 (@Belinda_McBride) May 18, 2017
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