The following could be solely a matter of perception of course, but it's up to you to be the judge and the jury. As it is told in the article that brought me to the subject:
A series of GIFs featuring Hillary Clinton at Wednesday's Benghazi hearings have gone viral this week, after political columnist Zerlina Maxwell posted them as part of a humorous "how-to" guide to dealing with "mansplainers."Which quote lead me to another article (ain't intertubes great?) by the above mentioned Zerlina. Where she playfully presents Ms Clinton "smacking down" the Senate and the House during the Benghazi hearings.
For the uninitiated, a mansplainer is a person -- typically a man -- who explains something condescendingly or patronizingly to a listener -- usually a woman -- who, in fact, does not require an explanation.
Let me state for the record: I am all for feminism, save its militant and rabid extremist wing. Angry white (or otherwise colored) dudes, myself included, need a smack down from time to time, just to remind them some truths of life. No matter whether the smack-down was a "mansplainer" or any other form of wake-up call.
My take on Ms Clinton's behavior during the hearings may have been somewhat different from a purely feminist angle taken by Zerlina. So, looking at the pictures from the proceedings, I couldn't miss something that, in my humble, Ms Clinton has borrowed another page of world history, far removed from the use of mansplainers. I mean this moment:
Yeah... I wonder how many people remember the Flat Fatima of 2006 (the Lebanon war times):
and her myriad of possible (political and otherwise) applications (click to embiggen):
Well... we report, you decide.