Helpful men and their good intentions
“ Incidentally, Kavitha could see it was raining because she has eyes.” 😁
Here is an excellent solution from Mark Pollard for the illness of mansplaining :)
I remember this meeting that I wanted to rush through cause I wanted to head back home to my baby. I was told by a very well meaning senior that this is not the right way to rear kids. One needs to ensure there is always a plan B everyday if one gets late and some more free gyaan. This at a time when all I wanted to do was make my presentation and go home and from a man who himself had admitted that his kids were really raised by his wife 😊
me again :) ... liked the twist at the end and its so true. Men (and to some extent women) do not always have a malicious intent when they try to explain things. Sometimes I'd explain something silly because I myself found it difficult. I always think people try to explain things they found difficult. That makes mansplaining tolerable.
What a wonderful choice of topics Mahima. You are really nailing it I hope more men read it and understand how many unconscious biases and behaviours women face on a day to day basis. Thanks so much and enjoy the coffee
this stage of life' - I cannot tell you how many times someone who is dearest to me has had to listen to this. ‘At your age’ is another one. I guess a lot of it happens because of the environment in which boys grow up. They see their mum, sister, aunts etc being mocked around and they think this is normal. Raja beta after all. . Here, I won’t pretend that I have not mainsplained. I am just happy that I was shown my place and told clearly that I am mansplaining. I am glad you choose to do this weekly. Loved this Mahima.
Loved the post. Also your choice of GIFs in every post is amazing!