Here is a thought: if you accuse someone of being slightly patronizing and condescending, it is best if you do not take that tone yourself. It makes you look like a hypocrite and a jackass.
For someone unknown, Australian Senator Katy Gallagher decided to illustrate this point during a Senate committee hearing:
An ordinary parliamentary committee meeting has turned heated after Labor Senator Katy Gallagher accused Liberal Mitch Fifield of ‘mansplaining’, prompting an angry response about reverse sexism.
Communications Minister Fifield was answering a question from Ms Gallagher about welfare bills when the Labor senator interjected.
“I love the mansplaining. I’m enjoying it,” Ms Gallagher said, referring to the 2014 Macquarie Dictionary word of the year.
“You’re loving what? … What’s mansplaining, senator?” Mr Field asked.
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