Hotline for female staff to report 'mansplaining' launched

Hotline for female staff to report 'mansplaining' launched

Sweden’s largest trade union, Unionen, which represents 600,000 private sector workers, launched a dedicated hotline on Monday – open from 10am to 4pm - for female members of staff to report mansplaining in the workplace – The Independent reports.

Mansplaining is defined as a man explaining something to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising.  

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Comments (3)

  • Agnes
    Agnes
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 3:50pm GMT
    Agree with Helen, it's putting a badge on men rather than tackle real issue of lack of mutual respect and partnership, achieving equality can't be done by giving the tool to one side to complain about the other......
  • Helen
    Helen
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 1:20pm GMT
    why pick out mansplaining? How about peersplaining, boss-splaining, Genx-splaining etc.....
  • Greg Turner
    Greg Turner
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:46pm GMT
    Can we have one for when the women in our office 'nag' us?

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