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# cringeworthy
Women have been sharing the worst examples of mansplaining they've ever encountered
Including dark matter getting explained to a NASA astrophysicist ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

IT ALL STARTED on Wednesday when Nicole Froio – a PhD student in the UK - posted a single tweet asking women a question:

What is the most obvious thing a man has ever mansplained to them?

All people had to do was quote the tweet and tell their own story.

Nicole probably didn’t expect it to take off like it did.

She’s got hundreds and hundreds of responses over the last few days, and they would make you weep

line-in @CRREdwards @CRREdwards

The thread quickly took over Twitter – gaining global coverage in The Huffington Post,  Buzzfeed, Teen VogueThe Daily Mail and beyond.

Of course, mansplain was officially added to the Oxford dictionary in 2014, so its definition has been established for quite some time now:


But Nicole’s thread gave us countless examples of people’s personal real-life anecdotes – and some of them are beyond ridiculous

Instances that were shared went viral in their own right, such was the absurdity of the mansplaining in question

natuive @chrysopoetics @chrysopoetics

NASA astrophysicists joined in

nasaa @astraughnomer @astraughnomer

From the bizarre to the infuriating, they kept coming

All the facepalms in the world won’t suffice

Froio wrote on Twitter yesterday that she “had no idea it would get so much attention.”

And it’s probably only just starting.

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