One mansplainer decided to boldly go where no mansplainer has gone before: explaining physics to an astronaut.
On Sept. 8, astronaut Jessica Meir—Ph.D. in marine biology, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, award-winning researcher—tweeted a video of water spontaneously boiling in space.
My first venture >63,000', the space equivalent zone, where water spontaneously boils! Luckily I'm suited! pic.twitter.com/0zB5Ku5Tdy
— Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) September 9, 2016
But her accomplishments (or the fact that she was indeed an astronaut in space) weren’t enough for one man. In a now-deleted tweet, a dude going by the handle @caseyoquin explained to Meir what he called “simple thermo.”
Meir did not reply. The internet handled that for her.
did you forget yourself for a minute and think you were a legit astronaut? Lucky @CaseyOQuin is there to mansplain for you!
— no one (@spunkyfuzzguts) September 9, 2016
You are looking at your shoes. They spontaneously boil. A man says 'Just Simple Thermo babe.'
— Tom O'Neill (@t0m0neill) September 9, 2016
In response, @caseyoquin did what was most suitable, and deleted his account.