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This is satire and the phone number isn't a real one. You can tell because the prefix has three fives. You can read more about 555 phone numbers on Wikipedia here. Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia that uses Wiki software. Anyone can edit it!
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:28 PM on March 31, 2016 [76 favorites]


I'm concerned, this appears to link to a video display site showing womens videos-- is this legal?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:33 PM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


"There's no word I like more than 'actually'"

Amazing.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:38 PM on March 31, 2016 [16 favorites]


I'm concerned, this appears to link to a video display site showing womens videos-- is this legal?

Well, let me explain to you what is and isn't legal. You see, there's...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:41 PM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


From the comments:
Alex Morgan 5 days ago
Mansplaining would make sense as a concept if it were only used to describe men who assume authority over women with no qualification other than their sex.

But why wouldn't a man be entitled to a subjective opinion?

And surely if he is coming from a position of superior knowledge on a given subject, that's not Mansplaining either ...

What is wrong with people that they have to police language in this way?! The word Mansplaining is just used to shut down anything said by a man to a woman in this video.
(Also, Li'l Wiges the Burger Boy is a writer on this show!)
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:48 PM on March 31, 2016 [11 favorites]


This is hilarious! and a good reminder that tone is everything, even if your words are nice.
posted by thebotanyofsouls at 4:52 PM on March 31, 2016




This is hilarious! and a good reminder that tone is everything, even if your words are nice.


what?
posted by zutalors! at 4:56 PM on March 31, 2016 [6 favorites]


This is hilarious! and a good reminder that tone is everything, even if your words are nice.

Actually, it depends how you wear the fedora.
posted by The Bellman at 5:21 PM on March 31, 2016 [17 favorites]


Stop posting mansplanations in the comments here please, just because it's April Fools Day today doesn't mean the rules go out the toilet.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:32 PM on March 31, 2016 [4 favorites]


actually, april fools day is tomorrow
posted by rebent at 5:35 PM on March 31, 2016 [37 favorites]


actually, april fools day is tomorrow

Bump. Set. Spike.
posted by zrail at 5:46 PM on March 31, 2016 [29 favorites]


it's tomorrow in Europe/Australia for ex though
posted by zutalors! at 5:47 PM on March 31, 2016


I'll 'splain something here: a "Mary Sue" isn't a character that is unreasonably skilled or powerful. A Mary Sue is a character that a fanfic author inserts into an established story as a stand-in for said author, so the characters in the story will notice and appreciate them. An example might be a character added into a Harry Potter story that helps Harry destroy Voldemort once and for all by winning the Battle of Hogworts all by themselves.
posted by Docrailgun at 5:53 PM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Who are we even talking to
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:54 PM on March 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


Who are we even talking to

Is it mansplaining if you insist on asking questions?

Actually, you should have a question mark at the end of your sentence.

(Am I doing this right?)
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:59 PM on March 31, 2016 [3 favorites]


Bump. Set. Spike.

Not everything's about soccer, jeez.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:59 PM on March 31, 2016 [11 favorites]


actually, april fools day is tomorrow

Actually, it was over by 35 minutes when you posted that.
posted by Pink Frost at 6:03 PM on March 31, 2016


I'm sorry, your call could not be completed as dialed, please hang up and try again more patronizingly.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:03 PM on March 31, 2016 [6 favorites]


A family member is a committed lifelong mansplainer and now the father of a daughter who has picked up his habit as a verbal tic. It's surreal to hear a 7-year-old girl start every sentence with "Actually..." and "Just so you know..." At first I was deeply unnerved, but now I wonder if she's the key to reversing the current.
posted by mochapickle at 6:36 PM on March 31, 2016 [30 favorites]


To clarify my above comment, there were a couple super dick sounding comments in the video but if you took tone or and listened to word choice, I didn't hear mansplaining. Tone is as much of what you say as the words you use.
posted by thebotanyofsouls at 6:41 PM on March 31, 2016


Tell me moooooooore!
posted by mochapickle at 6:48 PM on March 31, 2016 [4 favorites]


The exact perfect amount of vocal fry. Thumbs up.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 7:24 PM on March 31, 2016


Vocal Fry eh?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:07 PM on March 31, 2016


It's surreal to hear a 7-year-old girl start every sentence with "Actually..."

Actually, girls aren't mansplainers just because they start sentences with "Actually, girl's aren't...
*PATRIARCHY IMPLODES*
*FINAL SMOKE BELCH*
posted by benzenedream at 8:10 PM on March 31, 2016 [13 favorites]


This is hilarious! and a good reminder that tone is everything, even if your words are nice.

I know what you mean. You can say anything with enough condescension to make it unpleasant. Some of the comments in that video are inoffensively informative, if you'd just read them as words on a page, but they're delivered in the right voice to make you cringe.

I propose a new button on the comment box to help convey that tone on MeFi:
B I link SNEER
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 9:11 PM on March 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


I propose a new button on the comment box to help convey that tone on MeFi

Looks like a hamburger to me.
posted by Deflagro at 10:00 PM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


So, um, has anyone seen episodes of this show? I've watched a bunch of clips and they are awesome. How are the eps?
posted by kittensofthenight at 10:56 PM on March 31, 2016


From the comments:

"Actually, it isn't mainsplaining when..."

This person appears to be serious. Can it possibly be?
posted by deadbilly at 12:54 AM on April 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


...there were a couple super dick sounding comments in the video but if you took tone or and listened to word choice, I didn't hear mansplaining.

Oh. My. God.
posted by odinsdream at 4:58 AM on April 1, 2016 [5 favorites]


At first I was deeply unnerved, but now I wonder if she's the key to reversing the current.

I fucking love the idea that there is a Kwisatz Haderach of mansplaining.
posted by The Bellman at 7:10 AM on April 1, 2016 [14 favorites]


kittensofthenight: The writing is pretty good but the acting is fantastic. If they get a chance I think they'll improve dramatically and quickly. Also I tweeted about them and they responded very humorously so I <3 them.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:40 AM on April 1, 2016


This person appears to be serious. Can it possibly be?

For once I thought the comments were safe to read. Because the video had the magical effect of letting me interpret any bad comment as a parody. Or maybe totally clueless, but the clueless ones were already responded to by the video itself so they were funny too. It was the most incredible thing ever, a video that had the power to improve crappy YouTube comments.
posted by mark k at 8:09 AM on April 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


Oh mochapile, I am one of those types. I call myself a know-it-all, and while I love explaining things, I am quick to acknowledge sometimes that I'm just espousing... Lots of, "Oh yeah, I'm sure you know this, but it's so cool how... [launches into crazy detail]"

I'm also into trivia, which has something to do with this.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:08 AM on April 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


At first I was deeply unnerved, but now I wonder if she's the key to reversing the current.

I fucking love the idea that there is a Kwisatz Haderach of mansplaining.


I did this when I was a kid. I hope the world will have changed enough for her that she won't hit the wall of graduating university and entering the real world with as much blunt force as I did. (Translation: once out of the comforting confines of teachers and professors who were proud to have a whip-smart student who helped out others in their classes, I met real life, where woman = stupid. No matter how many actuallys or honors or degrees or skills. Example: having my French corrected by peoplemen who don't speak French when I have a degree with honors in French and a Masters with honors from a French university and live in France.)
posted by fraula at 11:23 AM on April 1, 2016 [8 favorites]


OK, time to set the DVR to catch the show, I guess.
posted by klangklangston at 12:58 PM on April 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Example: having my French corrected by peoplemen who don't speak French when I have a degree with honors in French and a Masters with honors from a French university and live in France.

Wow. I just can't even...
posted by Mental Wimp at 2:24 PM on April 1, 2016


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