In Israel, where everyone has an opinion, it may seem difficult to define what ‘mansplaining’ is. But there’s a word for it there. And in Iceland too.
What hope is there for a woman who was (say) too intimidated even to do high school debate?
Is tweet-threading gendered behavior?
Every woman who has ever been mansplained, condescended to or bullied by a louder, bigger, blustery man in a professional context was cringing last night, as Donald Trump, in the first presidential debate, interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 times. 25 of those times were in the first 26 minutes of the debate. (And then defended his bluster as evidence of a winning temperament.) And how many times did Clinton interrupt? Zero. Want to guess how many female rabbis, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals have had similar experiences? Enough that even if those women weren’t Hillary supporters to begin with they could relate to the steamrolling, and Holt’s bizarre and frustrating silence.