Twitter user Amy Brown posted an unbelievable interaction she had with a guy on the social media platform that resulted in him digging up her wedding photo to "mansplain" her own height to her.
A number of people will undoubtedly roll their eyes the second they see the term "mansplain" and ultimately write it off as someone's attempt to turn something that might not be a gender issue into a gender issue.
I'm well aware of that phenomenon and how it works: a lot of people are avowed participants and perpetrators of outrage culture and look for every little tiny thing to turn into a large-scale social issue.
However, in some cases a clear and present bias exists. Like when a dude tried telling Katie Mack climate change isn't real, and she hit him with a bomb of reality so devastating, he deleted his tweets.
Or when Amy here posted a jocular response to a tweet from a gentlemen who has a problem with shaking women's hands. He wants the world to know he's a man's man who likes shaking hands with men only because he enjoys the firm grip of a man's hand on his fingers and palm. Got it, bub? He ain't about that limp, frail life, no way, no sirree. He wants his physical-contact greetings to be with men, what part of that don't you understand? Are you soft in the head?
Amy suggested a swift slap to the face might be the kind of strong, physical greeting the female-handshake-hating man desired.
Was the joke a bit uncouth? Sure. Violent? Yeah, as violent as a tweet could be, but then again, so is claiming it's "patronizing" to shake hands with someone based on nothing other than their gender and some weird history of handshakes having to do with swords.
I'm assuming @ramzpaul carries a 3-foot blade around with him at all times like most men these days, and he has to constantly assure others he won't use it on them with a forceful handshake. I'm also assuming he doesn't say, "Bless you" when someone sneezes because we now know sneezes aren't the soul trying to escape the body. You know, because old practices can't be repurposed and redefined for present day use.
The beautiful thing about Twitter, especially public tweets, is the drama that unfolds between people on the platform in real time. You can see someone get shut down. You can see someone reply with the perfect comeback or learn something legitimately useful when two people are actually arguing for something good.
That rarely happens though. It's usually a glorified pissing contest between two people who are sarcastically trying to one-up each other.
Amy took the mocking route when one bro said Mr. Hates-Female-Handshakes could probably beat her up in a fight if it came down to that for some weird reason.
Amy joked about being 7 and a half feet tall, which the man took as her trying to lie about her height on the internet. He took her height claims very seriously, and dug deep into her history of photos to provide some legitimate evidence there is no way in heck she could be over seven feet tall.
He even doodled up some math to drive his point home.
Yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you. A grown man thought a grown woman was lying about her height to try and justify that she could beat up a dude because she's taller than most NBA players.
So he went and used a whole bunch of "math," that really didn't make any sense, to prove how wrong she is.
Boy, he must feel smart.
The worst part is a significant number of men were livid that Amy went and said something funny, and insisted the dude who did the math was still "probably smarter than her."
Which just sadly proves the point that "mansplaining" is totally a thing and there are some men who, consciously or not, have a problem with women simply because they're women. What nerds.