Are you tired of mansplainers? Hey, me too. I made some business cards that you can hand out instead of engaging. Let's make this a thing, shall we? 10% of all proceeds will go to the National Women's Law Center.
Business cards you can hand out to mansplainers
After having made the rookie mistake of interacting with people one too many times, I needed a way to shift the burden. Therapy is expensive and only helps one person at a time. So I made a thing that can shift the burden and help a lot of people at once.
They're business cards you can hand to someone who's mansplaining.
On the front they say, "Mansplainers Incorporated," and there's a picture of a confident white dude talkin at ya.
On the back they say:
- Unsolicited advice
- Expertise in your lived experiences
- Crediting women's intuition for your earned skills
- Still talking
Contact us so we can talk over you. 1-800-RED-FLAG. [email protected]
What is mansplaining?
Officially adopted into the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018, "mansplain" means "Of a man: to explain (something) needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, esp. (typically when addressing a woman) in a manner thought to reveal a patronizing or chauvinistic attitude."
But you already knew that. You know it when you see it.
On the one hand, mansplaining has been around since the beginning of time. (See photo above.) On the other hand, some people still need a little clarification. (See epic flowchart below.)
What can we do about mansplaining?
I have NO idea. But I know a lot of us are tired of engaging with it. So I'm trying something different, and hoping it'll become a thing.
Here are some business cards that you can keep with you as you go about daily life and hand out to your friendly neighborhood mansplainers as needed.
How to use business cards for mansplainers
It's easy! When someone starts mansplaining at you, simply say, "I think you dropped this!" Hand them a card, and walk away.
Or just stand there and see what happens. And maybe let us know how it went.
Good luck! Let's do this. xx