Comments on: It’s only February, but I think we have the mansplanation of the year already. http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:32:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Perpetua http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1354861 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:28:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1354861 That was truly amazing. Jaw-dropping. You know you’re in trouble (or you should know you’re in trouble) when you claim that you believe in equality of the sexes, but the only person who seems to agree with your larger point is a dude who decries “female chauvinism” that is apparently running rampant in our society. I particularly appreciate being told what’s wrong with my social justice movement from someone who evinces no actual knowledge of the real structural inequalities that women have to deal with. World of fail. I sure am glad I have a brother who is an actual feminist.

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1353473 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:54:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1353473 I went and looked at the original article which is a tapestry of ass-hattery.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349955 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:09:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349955 One of my (female) students used the word “feminist” yesterday in a small colloquium-style course–not as a self-descriptor, but as a subject matter descriptor–in a completely uncontroverted, un-anxious, un- “this word is going to be like throwing a live grenade into the discussion” manner, and the conversation just flowed on calmly and smoothly, which I found encouraging. From scattered observation over the years, I don’t think the reported undergraduate revolt against the concept has gone as far (or maybe lasted as long would be the better word) as is sometimes presumed.

Of sisters and Dunces: I read _Confederacy_ down to about the last ten pages thirty-some years ago at my sister’s house in Ohio. Then we went out to the movies and I left it on the stair bannister. When we returned, her dog had chewed it up; working–perversely, I thought–from the *back* end in toward the center! Sadly, I never went back and finished it

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349610 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:16:39 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349610 Why didn’t anyone ever argue that abolitionists were clearly only on the side of the abolition of slavery, and not on the side of justice and human rights for all? Why did we never seriously consider the anti-slaveowner prejudice inherent in the word abolitionist?

It’s a mystery of historic proportions.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349534 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:21:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349534 H’Ann, you mean there is a HISTORY to ideas? They don’t just float in space? Oh! And what EngLitProfvsaid about etymology: I kept thinking about Marxists…)

Not sure I’d want to attend the next Horn family get-together, though.

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By: Nikki http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349455 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:09:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349455 I didn’t make it past the MRA comment after reading the column. Ugh.

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By: B http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349438 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:53:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349438 He sounds like Ignatius Reilly in “A Confederacy of Dunces.”

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By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349090 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:11:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349090 (obstinence)

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By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1349087 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:10:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1349087 The fact that he doubled-down on the obstinance, after his sister laid out his case (more coherently)? It’s obvious whom mom loved best.

And this phrase chilled me to the bone:
“Having worked some time as an au pair for 3 children…”

Won’t someone think of the little ones? Please???

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By: EngLitProf http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/19/its-only-february-but-i-think-we-have-the-mansplanation-of-the-year-already/comment-page-1/#comment-1348972 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:07:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20689#comment-1348972 I’ve come across many trolls on the internet, but this is the first time a troll has stuck his head up into the daylight and said something like this. “I am an aupair who can handle the whisky of scientific methods. Let me give you some straight talk about my sister, the venerable Dr. Horn. Her reply to me was less than intellectual–she repressed my questioning with a belittling reproach. If someone responds to my criticism of a system’s connotations with a response that is less than intellectual, then the system must be wrong. This follows logically. And all I wanted to do was compromise, because if we compromise, then we can dance if we want to. Now I need to get back to waiting for Men Without Hats to make a comeback. Only this event can save us from dogmatic posturing!”

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