Jessica Valenti: Clinton’s Victory Will Unleash Mansplaining by ‘Mediocre Dudes’

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By Lukas Mikelionis | 2:42 pm, November 7, 2016
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The Guardian feminist columnist Jessica Valenti thinks Hillary Clinton’s victory on Tuesday will unleash a wave of “mansplaining” by “mediocre dudes” telling her how she “should actually run the country”. Because, of course, that has never happened to a male president.

On Monday, she tweeted: “My friend has a theory: If Clinton gets elected, mansplaining is going to go through the roof. I think she’s right”, adding “Like some sort of anxious masculinity overload”.

She also implied that “mediocre dudes” will start criticizing — mansplaining —  Hillary’s presidency just because she’s a woman:

Valenti declared her support for Clinton back in 2013, years before Hillary even announced her candidacy, saying “Next time around, though, I’m voting for a woman. Not because I believe that the female Democratic candidate (and I think we all have a good idea who that will be) is guaranteed to be the most feminist, but because I’m just too fed up to do anything else.”

She has since published columns in the Guardian defending Clinton regarding Hillary’s honesty, or not-so-good debate performance.

So would Trump’s presidency lead to ‘feministsplaining’ by mediocre feminists?