Dear Buddy: Stop Mansplaining!

Dear Buddy,

I don’t know if you realize this, but you have a bad habit of mansplaining things, both to females of your species as well as human women. You don’t want to be sexist, do you?

Resist the urge to explain things to women, Buddy. We’re not stupid.

Purrsia the Persian


Dear Purrsia,

What are you talking about? Mansplaining? Is that even a real word?

Buddy


Dear Buddy,

Yes it’s a real word! Mansplaining is when a man explains something to a woman, even when she already knows the information. It’s also when men act like things only make sense when explained by other men. It’s quite rude, you know.

Purrsia


Dear Purrsia,

Sorry, but that doesn’t make any sense to me. I think you’re making this whole thing up.

Buddy

“So as I was sayin’…”

Dear Buddy,

I am not making it up! Mansplaining is a real thing, and you do it all the time! I’m trying to explain it to you and you’re not listening! Typical male. Don’t think we don’t see your problematic behavior.

Purrsia


Dear Purrsia,

Whatever.

Buddy


Dear Buddy,

You’ll have to forgive Purrsia, who seems a bit confused. Mansplaining is like dragons and hobbits: It doesn’t really exist. Anyway, the definition of this fake phenomenon is when a man explains something to a woman, even when she already knows the information. It’s also when men act like things only make sense when they’re explained by other men. Supposedly it’s rude.

Hope that clears things up.

Maximus Catimus Meridius, Commander of the Furry Legion, Ultimate Badass


Dear Maximus,

Of course! When you put it in a way that actually makes sense, it really isn’t a difficult concept. Thank you for illuminating me, good sir!

Buddy

“Blah, blah, blah..Let me tell you how it REALLY works!”

10 thoughts on “Dear Buddy: Stop Mansplaining!”

  1. Dear Big Buddy,

    I don’t think buddy really got the hint…

    Do you like guarding big buddy from the carpet growler? My human calls it a vacuum.

    Curious kitty, from Australia.

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    1. Buddy is legitimately terrified of the vacuum. I have a small orange hand vac and when I take it out of the closet, without even plugging it in or turning the power on, he starts hissing and stress-moaning. I usually lure him into my bedroom with treats, then lock him in there when I have to vacuum. Hopefully it spares him at least some trauma. 🙂

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  2. Buddy is a chauvinist kitty! But it is terrific, really fantastic that he is having this conversation! And to be so good looking? Do these communication rules really apply to his majesty? Seems like a peasant problem!

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  3. “Mansplaining” is not just explaining to women what we already know.

    It’s Explaining away certain facts like the rape culture in this and many other societies in the world. It’s Complaining about what victims men are and how women run the world.

    And it’s done by many a man: hence, “mansplaining.”

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