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Mar. 10th, 2010 @ 12:48 pm Slightly less random randomness
International Women's Day
It was International Women's Day on Monday.

To highlight this fact, I did what we always do in my department at work - I called a morning tea. With once caveat - for only the guys to bring things in.

It went well enough.

I wish I'd found this term earlier. (It would have been great to find it on Monday, for example.) In any case, I found this via Karen's post explaining 'mansplaining'. Basically, it is where a man explains to a woman something she already knows, or is wrong about something she is actually right about, or about something she actually knows more about than he does.

Being a white male in a society where white male privilege is so thoroughly ingrained, I'm sure I've been guilty of mansplaining. I just hope I can catch myself before I do it again.
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Date:March 10th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
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I do far too much oldsplaining myself these days, but I'm trying to stop or at least cut back.