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There was a shocking moment during a recent congressional hearing when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin actually said to Rep. Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, over a heated exchange of whether he was dismissed or not, “You’re supposed to take the gravel and bang it.” She responded, “Please do not tell me how to conduct this committee.”Okay, first of all it’s a gavel. Gravel is what is in the driveway of your home you lost in foreclosure to predatory lending companies. Secondly, this is the United States Congress, not Judge Judy. Mansplaining memes went wild.The Oxford Dictionary defines mansplaining (yes, it is not only in the dictionary, it was on the long list of Oxford’s words of the year in 2014): the explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. Others call it simply, “correctile dysfunction.”While examples may not be as egregious as a man on Twitter explaining how space works to an actual female astronaut, or something he has no personal experience with, from pregnancy to push-up bras to menopause, it is disconcerting and annoying nonetheless. At its worst, it brings out some disturbing world views. One man on Urban Dictionary describes mansplaining as, “Explaining it to a woman who a) has a very shallow life which won’t allow her to be depth minded enough to understand the issue or b) has been brainwashed by the mainstream brand of lesbianic feminism of these days.”Where do I start? Look, Urban Dictionary isn’t exactly part of a Masters & Johnson sexual study, and some of the things they come up with (don’t even get me started on the “screwnicorn”) are out there, yet this particular definition had some of the most thumbs-up viewer votes. I’m not sure if I actually took the time to point out to the poster the irony of him mansplaining “mansplaining,” he would get it. Is that womansplaining?Anybody can have a Captain Obvious moment, of pointing out something clearly the other person knows, but mansplaining often has its roots deep in gender stereotyping. If it is mechanical, scientific, or sports-related, she has no experience, or if it is complicated, she shouldn’t worry her pretty little head about it. Men statistically are more likely to interrupt women and this is especially true when women are more knowledgeable on the subject. And men may not have taken the extra step to ask if she would actually like to have something explained to her. Mansplaining is also not restricted to ignorant or insensitive men.One woman tells the story: “I was on a date with a guy and he was driving. I was freezing so I asked him ‘Do you mind if I turn the heat up?’ He indicated to the air conditioner nob (which dictates the temperature with red and blue lines) and says ‘It’s here, if you turn it towards to blue, it goes colder, but if you turn it towards the red, it goes warmer.’ To his credit, though, when I started laughing and said ‘You totally just mansplained that to me,’ he said, ‘Wow I did, I’m sorry . . .Want to learn how to open a car door too?’ Nice guy, we still talk.”But for me, the most disturbing part is men mansplaining feminism — equating the term feminist with man-hater or as a woman not attractive to men, so she is bitter. Here again is the Oxford Dictionary, feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.The trick with all the ‘splaining is to do it with respect. Don’t make assumptions about what someone does and doesn’t know. And if in doubt, here’s a thought . . . just [email protected] Share
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sam Schmidt took a spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway last spring, his first time behind the wheel since being paralyzed in a racing accident in 2000.He had a tougher challenge Sunday: Navigating the twists and turns of the street course in Long Beach.”An unbelievable experience. Coming here for 25 years with my parents, I always wanted to race here, but never had the opportunity so it’s a really, really special day,” he said. “It’s a totally different experience sitting here. There’s bumps you don’t see from the TV and video games don’t do it justice.”Schmidt took to the track about an hour before the Grand Prix of Long Beach and did nearly two laps around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn circuit in a specially-equipped Corvette C7 Stingray.The car uses four infrared cameras mounted to the windshield that track left and right movements of Schmidt’s head through reflective markers. The information gets sent to a computer in the back of the car that calculates where to steer the car.Acceleration and braking is done with “sip and puff” technology similar to wheelchairs, where sipping on a straw slows the car down and blowing into it makes the car go faster.Schmidt’s top speed of 80 mph was less than what he hit at Indianapolis, but this trip involved turning left and right around the streets of downtown Long Beach.”This is probably the most fun and less stress that I’ll see all day,” Schmidt said. “Being on the stand is not as fun as this. To have a little confirmation from a guy like Mario (Andretti) and our drivers is fantastic. It speaks volumes. In the IndyCar Series it’s a team effort and this is a team effort with this group of engineers. It’s pretty nice to being to drive this car again.”A former driver on the IndyCar Series, Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down after crashing during testing in Orlando. He founded Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2001 and teamed with Ric Peterson to form Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2013.
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10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 ANTHONY JOSHUA described Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder as gladiators after their showdown this weekend.The Gypsy King, 31, pulled off one of sports greatest ever comebacks as he dethroned the WBC champion, 34, in Las Vegas.AJ shared a snap of Tyson Fury’s customised Nigeria gum shieldThe British champ posted this snap of Wilder in his cornerJoshua posted three pictures to his Instagram story following Fury’s incredible seventh-round stoppage victory.The WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO title holder posted a picture of himself and his belts with the caption: “GLADIATORS.”Fury paid tribute to AJ during the title fight as he showed off his green and white Nigeria gum shield.Joshua shared a snap of this with his social media followers, alongside the caption: “GLADIATOR.” And his final pic showed Wilder slumped his corner with an ice pack on the back of his neck.Again, the 30-year-old added the caption: “GLADIATOR.”Joshua returned to the top of the heavyweight division with his rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr in December.Anthony Joshua shared the pictures with his 11m Instagram followersHe is set to defend his world titles against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 in a rearranged fixture at Spurs’ stadium.But Fury has already confirmed that he will take on the Watford-born bruiser if Wilder does not want a third fight.The hard-hitting Gypsy King is expected to rake in £100million if he takes on AJ in the “Fight of the Century”. Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk