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Mansplaining and its effects on women
Mansplaining basically means to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner. It effects women a lot. It makes them feel undervalued and disrespected. They feel demotivated and unskilled. At the time of mansplaining men assumes that women do not have the knowledge or understanding that he has. It can make women feel unappreciated, undervalued and incompetent. These feelings can also lead them to loss of productivity and a decreased sense of belonging which can also cause some women to leave their jobs in search of places where they can feel more valued and appreciated. It reinforces the myth that women are less competent, educated and knowledgeable than men. Mansplaining can completely stop woman’s progression in her career. As she is interrupted in between she will feel demotivated. She will start doubting her own skills. It can be reduced by listening more and speaking less. A good thing is to not offer free advice to anyone until aksed. Mansplaining seems like a disturbing issue but how we communicate tells other people how much or little they are valued. Humans feel better, work more effectively, and behave better when they feel valued themselves. Employers should provide diversity training programs to employees to educate them how mansplaining can be completely removed. It should be reduced completely. So that women feel more secure and valued.