First-time parents worry about a lot of stuff and that’s totally understandable. It can just be funny to other parents who have already been through it and know there’s probably nothing to worry about. This poor mom who wrote into Emily Gould of Slate about her four-year-old son got a little worse than mocked. People seem to actually be kind of mad at her for her question!
“Am I raising a mansplainer?” she asked. She goes on to describe her son as having always been “very voluble and also willful.”
She says he has developed the habit of interrupting her and his father by saying, “Actually! Actually …” which is definitely the calling card of the mansplainer. But can a four-year-old really be called a man? The way she continues to describe the issue is also a bit strange:
It occurs when we are explaining things to him, and of course he is always really wrong, because he is 4 and these are often topics that we have a Ph.D. in. It also occurs…
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