This woman was mansplained while reading a book about mansplaining 4 years ago

This woman was mansplained while reading a book about mansplaining

There's no other term quite like 'mansplaining'.

But this woman's experience has taken the phrase to a whole new level.

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Writer Lara B Sharp shared the story of encounter with a poolside mansplainer on Facebook, where it quickly went viral.

She began the post by explaining how she was sitting by the pool, reading Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things To Mewhen the man approached her.

The man asked what she was reading, before trying to explain to her how her own career works - and how he could "mentor" her.

He even tried to tell Lara what the book she was reading was about.

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It all began when the man approached Laura to ask what the book she was reading was about. When she started to tell him it was a book on how men explain things to women, the man cut her off.

He stated: "Oh, so it's a book about men mentoring women!"

Lara said she tried once again to tell the man, but he cut her off again - this time to ask if she has kids or works.

And he seemed baffled by her response.

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You can read the rest of the interaction below. 

And the post seems to have really struck a chord with many people across the globe.

Lara's post has gotten over 50,000 likes and almost 19,000 shares at the time of writing.

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