Yes, this is Mansplaining 101, but some just don’t seem to get it.
Welcome back one and all.
Every month, I like to give something away. Typically, it will be an item that has been out of circulation for a while, and more often than not, it is an item that was created, never used and archived. Sometimes I just like to create something unique for all of you, simply for the joy of it.
This month’s free download is called Headphones. It deals with a topic making the rounds of late on social media, which is for men not to disturb women while they have headphones on, invading her space, stealing her time and generally being a pain in the ass when she wants something that doesn’t involve interacting with men. Yes, this is Mansplaining 101, but some don’t seem to get it.
Though you probably do not realize it, this piece also tackles another way men have attempted to own the voices of women. A famous quote attributed (by men) to actress Greta Garbo was the following: “I want to be alone.”
Garbo has stated numerous times this isn’t what she said at all. The actual quote: “I want to be left alone.” And yes, Mansplaining 101 here again, there is a difference. That is her image from an 1930’s MGM publicity photo, slightly altered by yours truly.
This is why I have given this piece the hashtag #justlikegarbo.
Click on the image to open or download this PDF files. It can be printed at your local copy shop for less than $2.00 USD each in most cases. Share and enjoy.
Ben “Daddy Ben Bear” Brown Jr.