Let’s Stop Beersplaining

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The past few years have seen the rise of the useful term “mansplaining;” meant to describe those instances in which a man describes something to a woman in a manner that is patronizing or condescending.

(And as is always the case when I explain this word, I feel like I should now apologize to female readers who already knew the term, because irony.)

I’d like to propose that there is a beer version, and I’d like to suggest we all make a concerted effort to stop “beersplaining.”

Much like mansplaining, beersplaining occurs when someone adopts a view that they are more knowledgeable about beer than the person they are speaking to and thus “discusses” beer with that person in a manner that is patronizing or condescending. Continue reading “Let’s Stop Beersplaining”