Mansplain Poem

I was mansplained to and it pissed me off.
I was told that my opinion was wrong and it pissed me off.
I was told to prove my right to have an opinion and it pissed me off.

I was pissed off, so I called him on it.
I said “Excuse me, I’m feeling defensive because of your tone.”
I apologized to him because I’m a girl.

I pinged a colleague.
I fumed.
I ranted.

She said “He’s an idiot.”
She said “Not every one here is like that.”
She said “You get treated that way because you’re fearless.”

I said “It makes me feel like I should stop being fearless.”
I said “It makes me feel like all I do is upset people.”
I said “It makes me feel like I should change who I am.”

I was told to let him know when I was available, so he could tell me what he heard and explain to me how I’m wrong.
I have a global calendar just like everyone else.

Did you know opinions can be “wrong”?

Mansplain Poem

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