jabberwockOG wrote:meaghansketch wrote:Mansplaining is not when a man explains something to you. Mansplaining is when a man explains to you something you already know, quite certain in the knowledge that you must not know whatever it is that's being explained to you. I've been on Bogleheads since 2004, if someone tries to explain what capital gains are or what tax loss harvesting is and doesn't listen to me when I say "I know what that is already", then it veers into mansplaining territory. Once at a rest station of an ultramarathon, some dude walking his dog tried to explain nutrition to me (even though I was eating _for_an ultramarathon, I am very familiar with the principles of nutrition, and I already knew that it wasn't a great idea to eat a ton of peanut butter pretzels on a regular basis.) That's mansplaining.
What you describe above is not manspaining, that is being a bozo, and bozos of both genders unabashedly spouting foolish ill-informed rubbish are pretty abundant these days.
Agreed. Interesting as I wonder if you would have had the same response if it was a woman giving the advice. Maybe a bit sexism in reverse?
I would have been annoyed, but NOT because it came from a man or woman, but it was unwarranted advice.
p.s. I do believe most if not all of us are conditioned to receive advice different based on our inherent bias, i.e. man/ woman, parent/ friend, old/ young, stranger/ next door neighbor, friend/ foe, etc... Which is really interesting as we all know the reaction to the advice should be based on the quality of advice MORE then who is giving it. Guess the "don't shoot the messenger" has legs to stand.