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On National Poetry Day in the U.K., iNews editor Felicity Morse tweeted out a poem by Wendy Cope that shows mansplaining has been a phenomenon since at least 2006 (though I'd gamble it's been going on since that woman in the Garden of Eden ate a bad apple and her partner likely gave her the self-righteous business for it).It didn't take long before men jumped in Morse's thread to mansplain what mansplaining is. Then there were those who imparted the classic cue "actually," indicating that a mansplain was on its way, but not before ending with the passive-aggressive smiley that always smooths over a condescending tone.
You gotta hand it to Morse for baiting these dudes pretty well, though. And perhaps making them think twice before actually'ing again.