Think about all of the marginalization you’ve experienced during the hands of men–the objectification, the harassment, the flirtation that is unwanted.

Think about all of the marginalization you’ve experienced during the hands of men–the objectification, the harassment, the flirtation that is unwanted.

We’ve learned that mansplaining isn’t only a thing that occurs when a guy whom will not acknowledge their privilege is talking with a woman. There are various other variations for this types of behavior, each featuring its very own type that is specific of and target. ( Bing Matt Damon and whitesplaining if you’d like an update.) It would appear that anybody of privilege is effective at “splaining” and I also don’t think femmes are excluded.

Yes, we femmes are homosexual females and generally are maybe not immune to prejudice due to our sex. But, our experiences as lesbians can, in several ways, be quite different–and often easier. If your butch gf or spouse trusts you adequate to share several of her battles being a woman that is masculine think her. Don’t downplay her experience, don’t diminish her story, and don’t doubt the gravity of just what she’s experienced as a result of performing simply being by herself. And definitely don’t argue along with her.

Have actually you ever felt totally unheard and misinterpreted whenever sharing this with a guy?