On virality and dichotomy: mansplaining and more

Mansplain |manˈspleɪn| verb informal (of a man) explain (something) to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. Sarcasm is one of the ways of coping with difficulties. Men’s often condescending way of conversation “towards” women has been constantly ridiculed with the use of the word mansplaining which now has an entry in my Oxford English Dictionary. On the web, I see loads of memes and anecdotes making fun about mansplaining. Truthfully, some degree of truth spiced up with mockery and visual illustration can never be boring. Hurtful for some, perhaps. The greatest thing about online virality is how effectively it can deliver messages to anonymous individuals who are present online. Information circulates rapidly and turns instantaneously. The instantaneousness and the temporariness, in turn, compromises critical observations and judgments based on originality. Enchanting stories beautifully laid out with a certain level of facts captivate

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What made her do the right thing?

I walk to my office every morning. I pass walls of maize and waves of legume farms. After the primary school, if I walk slow, I get to my office after 7 minutes after leaving my place. I can almost listen to 2 songs while I’m walking. It’s refreshing and effective at the same time for blocking children’s enthusiastic calls for attention that’s repeated every morning. A few days ago, I changed my walk path. It takes approximately 2 minutes longer than my usual route. Taking another path can be a way of refreshing my mundane daily patterns. This time, though, I changed because I wanted to spend more time alone in peace at least while I was walking. My mind was going noisy enough with rage, disappointment, and every other negative thoughts from work. On my little detour, I noticed a pool of water at the edge of the road quite near a house. The second day, I noticed the water was still there. It didn’t dry out despite the sun because of the shades widely cast

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