I had to share this: “Academic Men Explain Things to Me.”
This may be a bit premature, since we will not be talking about women and education until next week; however, I thought many of you might get a kick out of some of these stories. Some of you may even recognize these behaviors – have any of you experienced this in your undergraduate classes? If so, how did you handle it?
(Note: there are variations on the slang term “mansplaining,” e.g., “whitesplaining,” where a white person will explain to a person of color his or her [non-white] experience or people. Such behaviors aren’t derailing, but they have something in common: both are speech patterns that come from social privilege.)