Women Share The Dumbest Things That Have Been Mansplained To Them

Don’t you just love it when you have expertise, an education, and years of experience in a specific field and a man comes out of nowhere, without being asked, without knowing a thing about it or having experienced it, and tries to explain that exact thing to you? That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we refer to as “mansplaining.” These women took to Twitter to share the dumbest things they’ve ever had explained to them.

Directions To Her Own Home

husband told her home was
Photo Credit: @itsPKav / Twitter
Photo Credit: @itsPKav / Twitter

Unless this was moving day and she hadn’t looked up directions but he had been there before, there’s no clear reason as to why she would need directions from her own husband to the home she also shares.

Painting Is A Woman’s Hobby, But A Man’s Job

homedepot wouldn't sell woman paint but sold to brither
Photo Credit: @notyourleader / Twitter
Photo Credit: @notyourleader / Twitter

What we just can’t seem to understand is why painting is considered and always depicted as a feminine hobby, but as soon as we think of someone painting a wall, which doesn’t even require half the talent, it becomes a “man’s job.”

How To Pronounce “Ganache”

date told her how to pronouce
Photo Credit: @marleemarzipan / Twitter
Photo Credit: @marleemarzipan / Twitter

Look, we’re not saying everyone should be able to pronounce fancy foreign desserts (although everyone should get to at least taste ganache once in their life), but before educating someone on it, maybe try asking them if they know in the first place. They may surprise you.

From A Non-Published Expert To A Published Writer

man who never published book tried explaining the publishing industry to woman who published 25 books
Photo Credit: lajfun / Twitter
Photo Credit: lajfun / Twitter

The funny thing is she didn’t just have one book published, or two, but 25. That’s enough books to understand the publishing industry more than the industry understands itself, even.

The Cure To All Diseases Has Finally Been Found

mental health is all in her head
Photo Credit: @sarrbehrr / Twitter
Photo Credit: @sarrbehrr / Twitter

Thank goodness, all research can finally come to a halt. All charities can keep their money. A man has single-handedly cured all diseases. It’s all in your head, people. You could be cured if you wanted to!

Born Speaking All Languages

boyfriend tried to correct translation in language he didn't know
Photo Credit: @MelanielStefan / Twitter
Photo Credit: @MelanielStefan / Twitter

Apparently, for some people, languages aren’t taught. It turns out this man was somehow born understanding and speaking a language he had never even been exposed to, even better than its native speakers.

On A Spectrum Of One To Childbirth

voice changing is worse than childbirth
Photo Credit: @em_was_here / Twitter
Photo Credit: @em_was_here / Twitter

If we created a spectrum of pain and inconvenience, with one being the lowest and childbirth being the most painful and inconvenient, we’re almost certain “puberty” doesn’t even make it to the top half.

Gallons Vs Quarts

paint store kept assuming woman needed quart not galloon
Photo Credit: @ace_under / twitter
Photo Credit: @ace_under / twitter

The confusing thing is that they never even asked her what she needed paint for… Maybe if they had, then they would have understood her need for a gallon over a quart.

Teaching A Musician Music

venue worker tried to explain to musician how to tune the guitar
Photo Credit: @TheKimTillman / Twitter
Photo Credit: @TheKimTillman / Twitter

Imagine if they had hired a musician who couldn’t even tune their own guitar, which is the first step to playing it, let alone actually put on a whole performance.

Love Can Only Go So Far

grandpa trying to explain to grandma how to cook
Photo Credit: @Madita_Hofmann / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Madita_Hofmann / Twitter

Love and everlasting relationships are great and all, but it looks like the nagging knows no expiry date. You can spend 40 years cooking for a guy, and he’ll still question if you know how to do it.

You Can’t Fix What’s Already Broken

gas station attendant tried to prove that pump wasnt broken but it was
Photo Credit: @alison_shrake / Twitter
Photo Credit: @alison_shrake / Twitter

That was a complete waste of time and energy, but the only win here is that she got to prove the gas station attendant wrong to his face. He probably felt embarrassed when he realized that she was right.

Explaining To A Mother Her Daughter May Be Her Son

explaining to twin's mother the sex of her kid
Photo Credit: @MarieKeBierhoff / Twitter
Photo Credit: @MarieKeBierhoff / Twitter

This exchange is just as confusing every time you read it. Imagine being a parent and for two whole years and countless diaper changes, still not being certain about the sex of your child.

Even The Name Got It Wrong

manager telling her during an anaphylactic shock that pine nuts aren't nuts
Photo Credit: @ChelseaCristene / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ChelseaCristene / Twitter

There’s a time and a place for defending the honor of your restaurant as its manager, but arguing about a nut allergy while someone goes through anaphylactic shock just doesn’t seem like it.

The Period Cycle, According To A Man

how period work explained by a man to woman
Photo Credit: @_janedthegame / Twitter
Photo Credit: @_janedthegame / Twitter

It’s just wonderful when a man who has never experienced the cramps, mood swings, bleeding, and discomfort that come with periods a single day in their life, just magically seems to know it better than a woman.

A Very Confusing Endeavor

Photo Credit: @Froschauer_AF / Twitter
Photo Credit: @Froschauer_AF / Twitter

Understandably, the hook system can get a little annoying sometimes when you can’t make it reach, but the rest seems to be quite self-explanatory, especially when you’ve been wearing one for years.

Maybe It’s The Thought That Counts

trying to explain that a lanmower doesn't work on wet grass when it's on the driveway
Photo Credit: @ThePotatoWitch / Twitter
Photo Credit: @ThePotatoWitch / Twitter

We don’t want to be mean, maybe sometimes mansplaining is simply due to a man’s pure intention to want to be helpful. That’s not the issue. What’s confusing is why they try to help you when they don’t know.

By What Authority?

explaining her own race to her
Photo Credit: @nightshade_kg / Twitter
Photo Credit: @nightshade_kg / Twitter

It’s like the woman’s never looked at her birth certificate, or in the mirror, or spoken to her parents, or looked up her country on a map…the men definitely knew better by simply taking one look at her.

Time To Get A Watch

telling her she can't reach a watch properly
Photo Credit: @rjpickens / Twitter
Photo Credit: @rjpickens / Twitter

Maybe the problem was that he needed to get his own watch rather than ask her then question her ability to simply look at numbers and repeat them out loud. Maybe he could just “sense” what time it was, that seems more accurate…

How To Operate An Elevator 101

Photo Credit: @numberlessed / Twitter
Photo Credit: @numberlessed / Twitter

If only elevators each came with their own instruction manual. It’s quite outstanding that we’ve made it this far, relying simply on our intuition to press a button with the number of the floor we want to get to.

Easily Mistaken For Gloves

explaining how a coozie works
Photo Credit: @KamiWinell / Twitter
Photo Credit: @KamiWinell / Twitter

Maybe if you’ve never seen one before, you might not guess a coozie’s purpose right away, but they’re common enough that you could probably figure it out on your own.