She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art

Aug 11, 2020 664

BY: Alisha Haridasani Gupta

This story begins, as so many do these days, on Twitter. Last May, Nicole Tersigni, a Detroit-based writer, logged onto the social media platform at the end of a long day. She was tired and frazzled from looking after her 8-year-old daughter, who was home sick at the time.

“So I go online just to kind of scroll through Twitter and zone out for a little bit,” she said, “and I see a dude explaining to a woman her own joke back to her — something that has happened to me many times.” In the past, Tersigni had let those kinds of irritating conversations go, but this one sparked something in her. 

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