You’ve probably already heard the term mansplaining. It’s the good old tale when a man says something, then a woman tells him that he’s wrong, and he tells her that she’s wrong for telling him that he’s wrong. Yes, the classic mansplaining story.
Felicity Morse is an editor that recently shared a poem called ‘Differences of Opinion’. As it turns out, the poem was written by an author named Wendy Cope for National Poetry Day, and it perfectly highlights the problem of mansplaining.
According to Morse, the poem ‘nails mansplaining’, and we invite you to check it out for yourself below.
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) October 6, 2016
The poem really nails what mansplaining is. It’s about a man saying something absolutely incorrect, and when the woman tries to correct him, he won’t have that. Sounds familiar?
The tweet gained a lot of popularity, and this is what people on Twitter had to say about it.