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Watch a professional mansplainer try to mansplain street harassment to a woman on CNN

I didn’t actually know that a dude mansplaining street harassment is one of the single most annoying things in the world, but thanks to this CNN discussion between Steven Santagati and comedian Amanda Seales, now I do. 

Santagati wrote a book called The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate — and What Women Can Do to Come Out on Top, which I think makes him a professional mansplainer. (Gotta give him props for that–most mansplainers just do it as an amatuer hobby.) Santagi is such a professional that he doesn’t pause in the least when Seales tells him that he is “not an expert on this” because he is “not a woman walking in the street”– he just patiently explains, “No, but I am more of an expert than you, and I will tell you why,” and launches right in.

The clip is only worth watching for Seales’ reactions, which you can find in GIF form here. I’m sure they’ll come in handy for future coverage of amazing moments in mansplaining.

Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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