The act of a man explaining something to a woman as if she has no idea what that something is even though she actually has the same, if not more, knowledge on the subject herself.
It happens when you least expect it.
Or when you most expect it.
Or just, all the time, really.
This week, a guy tried to mansplain Indiana Jones’ costume to Indiana Jones’ literal costume designer.
As you can imagine, it didn’t go down too well.
Max Landis is a big Twitter user.
So naturally when he saw his mum Deborah Landis, the costume designer for Indiana Jones, giving it to some lad on Facebook he simply had to share the exchange online.
It went a little something like this:
Guy says a question on a game show about the inspo behind the Indiana Jones costume is inaccurate.
Deborah butts in to say that, no, actually, it’s correct and that she should know because “I provided it.”
Guy then proceeds to argue that nah, the question is wrong and the costume inspo actually came from somewhere else according to “interviews” he had read.
Deborah says: “I was there,” followed by “Stanley, you have got to be kidding,” which is probably the single greatest comment ever left on a Facebook post about Jeopardy.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT dude online tries to mainsplain the costumes of Indiana Jones to my mom…
…the costume designer of Indiana Jones. pic.twitter.com/bkYVtsnYPF
— Macks-O-Lantern (@Uptomyknees) October 11, 2017
It’s fair to say that Stanley, the poor soul, got bodied by a woman who just knows a bit (a lot) more about the subject than he does.
And everybody saw it thanks to Max.