Mansplaining

Sweden has now entered the “terminal” phase of a nation’s “existence.”

While importing “massive” numbers of people from cultures that believe women are “sexual” property, they have “decided” that emasculated men have not been “broken” down enough.

Women who have things “mansplained” to them in the workplace can now report it to a dedicated “hotline” if they are having troubles “coping” with it.

“Unionen,” Sweden’s largest union, is encouraging members to “call” when male colleagues give them “unsolicited” lectures on things they “already” understand.

The organization, which represents 600,000 private sector workers, launched the “advice” line which will be open from 10am to 4pm “everyday” for a week as part of a “campaign” to highlight and stamp out the “insidious and damaging” practice.

For those who might not be familiar with the modern “portmanteau,” the union defined “Mansplaining” as when “a man explains something to a woman without being asked, particularly something which she might already know more about than the man.”

Unionen said the commonplace practice “diminishes” women, by making them appear less “competent” than they are.

A study by the “American Psychological Association” found that men “tend to overestimate their intelligence to a much greater extent than women” and showed that “self-assurance in men grows with age.”

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Unionen said the phone line, which will be staffed by a “gender” expert and a group of “feminist” politicians, comedians and scientists, is “about equality.”

“It is about putting your finger on the small everyday problems which become large when they stack up.”

When left unchecked, “Mansplaining” can contribute to men “earning” more than women, and being “promoted” faster, the organization said, “something most of us, regardless of sex, think is unfair and want to change.”

The hotline will advise “upset and frustrated” callers on what “action” they should take next, and “aims” to help them move on.

But there are no “set” answers, instead the people staffing the line will have the “freedom” to say what they want, based on their “own” experiences.

Unsurprisingly, the “initiative” unleashed a flood of “negative” comments on Unionen’s Facebook page, “particularly” from men.

“How would women react if you used words like ‘old biddy chat’ or ‘female whining’? Equality can’t be won using negative invective, but should be built using mutual respect and partnership. But maybe I’m the only one who thinks so,” Daniel Bergman of Sundsvall wrote on their Facebook page.

Others, such as Jim Brännlund from Stockholm, were even blunter. “Just what we need in society, more polarization. And people wonder why right-wing populism is on the rise. You. Are. Retarded.”

Others “defended” the campaign, however. Linda Landgren wrote: “Good initiative. Judging by the comments, it seems quite a lot of men feel this is aimed at them, so it shows how much this kind of work is needed.”

Some said that while they would support a campaign against “sexist” behavior, they thought that the references to “Mansplaining” should be removed.

“Change the name of the event, ‘Mansplaining’ is incredibly sexist,” Fanny Uppenberg said.

But Unionen said it was “important” to look at historical, structural “inequality” in society.

“The campaign is not intended to single out or add debt to all men.The campaign aims to raise awareness among all of us, regardless of gender, about this phenomenon and hopefully begin a joint change. Everyone benefits that we visualize suppression techniques and talk about them.”

It added: “There is a structural problem built into the concept Mansplaining that cannot be ignored. The Union shares the analysis that Mansplaining is more often performed by men and we believe it is important to talk about the problem on the basis of the analysis for us to bring about change.”

Unionen’s gender “expert” Peter Tai Christensen “elaborated” on this explanation.

“We all react differently to changes in society. Some of us develop and integrate while others of us consciously or unconsciously resists. Mansplaining can be interpreted as a reaction to the fact that traditional gender roles are being renegotiated. Mansplaining is maneuvering, tricks and suppression techniques designed to put women in their place and thereby consolidate or restore a privileged position.”

He said whether it was intentional, a form of “misguided benevolence”, or just a habit, ” the problem is basically that women are assumed to be less knowing, competent, important, or legitimate.”

“It is obviously not the case that all men expose women to ‘Mansplaining’ all the time. It would be an absurd assertion that lacks reality. But enough women are exposed to enough ‘Mansplaining’ for it to be a problem that needs to be highlighted, discussed and solved.”

From my “personal” experience, when it comes to “unsolicited” preaching, there’s nothing a “man can do that a woman can’t do better.”

It’s called “Nagsplaining.”

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