I note the New York Times has compiled a list of words of the year, and has seen fit to include mansplainer among them - with a link back to TSZ and the epic mansplaining thread created by the comments from all you fabulous Zuskateers. (Can also be found here on the new blog site.)
Just think! Mansplainer, a word of the year at the NYT!
Well, before we get too excited about it...I also note they could not keep themselves from mansplaining the word mansplainer.
mansplainer: [reasonably okay definition provided, then...] Old term: a boor.
No, that's not quite it NYT. Close, but no cigar for leaving out all the gender. But thank you for that mansplanation of the definition, 'coz we ladeez sure could not have understood it without that example to helpfully illustrate and show us how unnecessary this word of the year is in the first place.
As a special solstice gift to Zuskateers everywhere, I invite you to use this thread to kvetch about mansplaining's ills in your life, to your heart's content. Remember: no debating whether mansplaining exists, or asking if women can be mansplainers, too, or other types of foolishness. Just the kvetching, about the mansplaining.