This Childless Guy Mansplained How to Raise Daughters and Twitter Did What It Does
Hey ladies, turns out we’ve been raising our girls all wrong! Thank goodness we have a dude to mansplain it, in this case, Slate’s Will Saletan. In response to Maxine Water’s viral “reclaiming my time” moment during a hearing conducted by the House Financial Services Committee, Saletan held up Waters as an example to our girls, but in the worst possible way and mansplained.
On Saturday, Saletan tweeted out this mansplained gem.
Jesus Christ, seriously? This man is, yet again, putting the burden of not being raped on the woman. God forbid we, you know, teach girls AND boys that no means no — inflection be damned.
Twitter and its beautiful users would. not. have. it, and immediately sprung into action doing what they do.
advice to parents: Teach your sons that "no" means "no", whatever the tone of voice
— HILLARY WAS RIGHT AND WE;RE SCREWED (@FakeEmily65) July 29, 2017
Preach it, FakeEmily65.
You are promoting a toxic normative belief that perpetuates the tolerance of rape. It's literally an item on the Rape Myth Acceptance Scale.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) July 29, 2017
Yep, it literally is.
I'll keep teaching my daughter that I have her back when she breaks a guy's nose/hand/nuts for not listening to her "no" the first time.
— MK (@mk_rodgers) July 29, 2017
This advice from men is clueless to the reality of women's experience that sometimes a firmly stated no is met with anger; even violence.
— Carina C. Zona (@cczona) July 29, 2017
Despite receiving almost three thousand responses to his tweet, Saletan kept going and mansplained more.
I wrote that girls should be taught to assert themselves, like Maxine Waters. What happened next on Outrage Twitter won't surprise you. https://t.co/3FBNodWJkv
— Will Saletan (@saletan) July 29, 2017
Aw! “Outrage Twitter” hurt his delicate feels! Poor guy. He was just trying to give us all unsolicited parenting advice and we had to go and take it the wrong way!
But, guess who finally did get through to Saletan? If your answer is “a man,” then 20 points to your house!
Hey Will, maybe you should take your own advice: when thousands of women tell you, firmly, that you are wrong? You should know they mean business.
(Image: iStock / DanielBendjy)