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#NationalPoetryDay Tweeter Threw Shade At Sexism By Sharing Poem About Mansplaining

Katie Cannon October 6, 2016 October 7th, 2016

It’s National Poetry Day in England, and what better way to both celebrate your nation’s most beloved wordsmiths and take down sexism in one pithy tweet than to share a piece from contemporary poet/humorist Wendy Cope?

Such was Felicity Morse’s brilliant idea, and it delivered–on lols, #realness, and sweet, sweet irony.

Morse shared the Cope’s poem 2006 poem “Differences of Opinion,” praising the poet for perfectly eviscerating the sexist phenomenon of ‘mansplaining’–before the term ‘mansplaining’ or Twitter itself were even a thing.

Casual, yet biting. Cope’s clearly a pioneer, here. And the world agreed with Morse, liking and retweeting the the poem around the Twitterverse.

So–of course–some people (some guys, I should say) were going to take offense to the tweet, and in so doing, actually prove Morse’s point.

So Morse set her trap; and in it the mansplainers fell, cluelessly, oblivious to the fact that they were becoming the very sort of Flat Earth ‘freethinkers’/patronizing douches that Cope mocks in her poem.

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate; mansplainers gonna ‘splain, ‘splain, ‘splain, ‘splain.

Via Mashable

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