How to avoid being an accidentally condescending jerk-wad to women.
Men, more than likely, you are not consciously going around Kanye-ing every Taylor Swift you meet; but because of the unconscious nature of mansplaining and manterrupting – and the implicit support from society for those actions – you may want to read this gentleman’s guide to avoid being a dude-bro jerk-wad (I’m purposefully using words that need no explanation).
First, if you’re like me, you probably consider yourself a fairly conscious guy. You’ve probably done some light reading into feminism, maybe you had a strong female role model, and you are the most respectful person you know. If you’d like to find out if you still harbor unconscious biases despite all of your hard work, here is a gender bias test from the Social Psychology Network.
Now, I did some secondary research for this post – I know, please hold your applause. During this research I became depressed and ashamed by the sheer number of accounts of Mansplaining (particularly on the open Tumblr forum titled: Academic Men Explain Things to Me).