Just when we thought men couldn’t mess up more than they already have, a man on Twitter shared a post with a woman, stating that “childbirth isn’t as painful as childbirth. say the feminists. Needless to say, this left women online dumbfounded.
The tweet that started it all
HAHAHAHAHAHA This is hilarious. The man sends me – someone who has given birth – a link telling me that childbirth is “not as painful as feminists tell you”. I’ve heard a lot of mansplains but this one takes the cake. pic.twitter.com/K2wav67Xsy
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) June 25, 2022
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It all started when people were debating the United States Supreme Court’s decision to strike down abortion rights in the country. It was then that a Twitter user shared a post with a woman, herself a mother, stating that “childbirth is not as painful as feminists say”.
It’s truly hilarious and alarming at the same time how men think they can have an opinion about women’s bodies. It’s a body they don’t live in, they don’t understand, and a pain they haven’t felt, but still, the need to explain themselves is supreme.
More often than not, men also decide to make decisions and form an uninformed opinion, which is totally weird. They will not recognize any theories, anatomy, or life experiences that challenge their unquestioned power to be a “provider.”
Hilarious replies put the Twitter user in their place
Women do not shrink from chauvinism. Several women have tackled this guy without taking him seriously, because he does not deserve it. Take a look at some of the reactions below:
…What? 🙄men with an unwavering belief in their opinions that no one asked for are a whole different breed. https://t.co/oKWWjbCdlV
— Natasha T ☀ (@natamasha_) June 25, 2022
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I wanted to be sarcastic in my response, but I’m afraid Mr. Borkar thinks I agree that childbirth isn’t that painful. So I wish her instead pain equal to a long prolonged labor and delivery without painkillers.
— Divya (@divya_anand) June 25, 2022
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Sachin is only part of the problem. That there is a website called evildoer, which propagates this idea is the biggest problem. It’s amazing that we send missions to Mars but women still have to fight for basic dignity
— AnjuG (@AnjutheGrt) June 25, 2022
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give the man the crown he desperately seeks, he won the internet mansplaining today 👑
— Radhika Meganathan (@IamSmara) June 25, 2022
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It takes futuristic technology where anyone who clicks on the link feels for 5 whole minutes, the full force of what labor feels like, that too without an epidural. I doubt they have enough energy to make ridiculous assumptions after that.
— Richa S Mukherjee (@richasmukherjee) June 25, 2022
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Getting vasectomies isn’t painful either. It is sometimes reversible too. What would this Mr. Borkar think of a law that requires men to have vasectomies when they hit puberty, then apply for breeding licenses and get cancellations, and gamble the odds?
— cricketingview (@cricketingview) June 25, 2022
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The annulment of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court shows what’s wrong with men making decisions for women
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On June 25, the United States Supreme Court voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade casea 1973 ruling that guaranteed federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion.
What is problematic about this verdict is that four of the five judges behind this decision were men. They were men making decisions for women’s bodies and that too for an experience they never had and will certainly never go through. How is this justified?
Men continue to talk about women’s pain and struggles as if it were their own. It is high time they take responsibility for what they say and not bother with misinformation.
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