Ever had anything mansplained to you? You know, when a guy starts explaining something to (most likely) a woman about something that they very well know themselves in a condescending or patronizing way.

Sure, it is definitely a serious issue, one that hints at sexism and rudeness, among other things, but also one that can be satisfying and even funny—particularly when the one being mansplained to claps back with an educated response that makes the mansplainer rethink their decisions.

In celebration of the recent Valentine’s Day, Twitter user @J_Dot_J asked people what was the most obvious thing that was mansplained to them. Dozens upon dozens of people shared their best mansplaining stories, not only voicing their frustrations, but also pointing out how nobody should ever assume that you don’t know things.

Image credits: J_Dot_J

Bored Panda has collected some of the best responses from the Twitter thread and made it into a list for you to enjoy. While you’re scrolling, why not share your thoughts and vote on the ones you liked the most, and share your mansplaining stories, if you have any, in the comment section below!

Oh, and if this ain't enough, Bored Panda has two other articles on the topic here and here, so be sure to check them out once you're done here!

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

'The Queen's Gambit' comes to mind. I suck at chess, by the way.

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elStiJneriNO
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5 months ago

Since he is a natural, you should take his advice on it

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago

Best part is that you get to give out the final marks.

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago (edited)

Look on the bright side, cement proof that he did you a favour by showing you his true colours.

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago

I'd be with those nurses.

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Buttered_Crumpet
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5 months ago

To the 'Mansplaining Deniers' out there : The point is that those men make the assumption that the woman knows nothing, without knowing anything about her. When we meet a new person, we could all just assume they are equally intelligent as us.

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Joonscrab
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5 months ago

YOU TELL HIM! I'm tired of men trying to explain s**t that I know better.

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#8

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Pixie
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5 months ago

"young lady" - so condescending 🤬

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago

The name makes this story even better.

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Diddlybop
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5 months ago

Seriously men need to at least know what they are talking about when they do this

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago

And that was the last time that OP's husband was ever seen.

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EA
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5 months ago

I got a C in art once for ‘plagiarising’ Devil Wears Prada (had just come out at the time). We had to design a shoe. I made mine into a dragon with a tail going up the leg and scales all over looking like fire. All the work showed it was inspired by Smaug from The Hobbit. The art teacher who was ALSO and English teacher said what’s the hobbit? Who’s Tolkien? Said I was lying and still gave me a C for ‘plagiarising’ Devil Wears Prada 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

The men: "La, la, la, la, la...I can't hear you!"

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MRSS
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5 months ago

I am 45yrs old and am in full blown menopause. I started peri menopause when I was 38-39yrs old. I had a man child explain menopause and proceed to tell me that it is impossible for a woman to start it that young and to be in menopause at my age. While it is not common it does happen and my last period was actually almost 6yrs ago. He said it was something else and insisted that the Gynecologist was wrong due to her being a woman and I NEED TO SEE A MALE DOCTOR to be correctly diagnosed. I had blood work done and am currently on hormone therapy. Kicker....... this Man/Child was 22yrs old and was going to college for a degree in physical education. LMFAO SMH

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

It makes you wonder how this guy was raised.

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago

I wouldn't be able to stop laughing if somebody insulted me like this.

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Francis
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5 months ago

Why is anyone just answering to a convo they are NOT part of??

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Madison Feehan
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5 months ago

(Dungeons & Dragons in case you were wondering)

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Rod Egret
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5 months ago

How can you be an engineer and not understand pH, it's so basic! (no pun intended)

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Lunar Bicycle
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5 months ago

Stop with the made up Covid nonsense, “doctor”! You’re just distracting us from the real and imminent threat of the Lizard People from Planet X! Not to mention the cannibals in the pizza basement.

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Grumble O'Pug
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5 months ago

Oof!!!

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Lunar Bicycle
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5 months ago

If “girls” can’t play bass, then what was Carol Kaye doing on all 10,000+ recording sessions she played on? If he’s ever enjoyed a famous bass line from the last half of the 20th century, she probably played it.

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

You could be showing it to him on a cutting board, and then putting it together on a sewing machine, and he'd still say that you were wrong.

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Samantha Lomb
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5 months ago

yeah that's really annoying when you aren't even interacting with them and men still insist in butting in and "showing off"

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Samantha Lomb
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5 months ago

In fairness it often feels like Texas doesn't have science. Like when they make energy policy, or claim that wind turbines and solar panels don't work in cold weather . . .

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Watching
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5 months ago

I worked for attorneys for 22 years. One time a three-year practicing attorney was looking for a plea on a criminal case. I advised him it's called an Alford plea, he argued with me, continued to try to think of what he believed it's called and then proceeded to get a book to find the answer. Which was. And Alford plea.

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Carol Emory
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5 months ago

Tell him he can shove a D20 where the sun don't shine....

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Lucy Skinner
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5 months ago

Fictional TV from the eighties is ~totally~ more valuable that modern research.

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Vorknkx
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5 months ago

His source is Nickelodeon... we need some new and special kind of facepalm for this.

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Well, that ending was dark and unexpected.

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Combine Elite Soldier
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5 months ago (edited)

But how is it pronounced? Is it Woo-ster? Now I'm curious.

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jazz
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5 months ago

I would comment something witty, but I can't think of anything right now...I'll just leave this here as a placeholder I guess

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Miriam Brose
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5 months ago

Icebird!

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#34

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Capelli rosa e patate
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5 months ago

A bit odd he felt the need to explain it to you as if you didn’t know, but maybe he was just trying to relate? I dunno, seems more like he was trying to “fit in” as it were rather than look down on you...? 🤷🏻‍♀️🙂

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Cold Contagious
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5 months ago

Where's the 2nd part? Ppl are upvoting a story that doesn't tell what she was waiting on or what happened?

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