This is some Friday fun.
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, gave a sparkling eye roll as Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, was speaking to her. It’s unknown what they were discussing or what he said, but over 100,000 people on Twitter agreed Putin looked to be ‘mansplaining’—a term describing a man trying to explain something to a woman as if she was clueless or as if he knew better than her about women and/or anything. It can, and often does, come off as condescending to many women. Merkel seems to need little explaining about matters of the world, especially by someone like Putin, and especially at the international G20 Summit which was taking place in her neck of the woods—Hamburg.
Here’s the Twitter clip via Simon N. Ricketts (@SimonNRicketts).
Mansplaining, G20 style. Watch Angela Merkel’s eye-roll. pic.twitter.com/PXEI0WxyYH
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) July 7, 2017
Mansplaining, G20 style. Watch Angela MerkelÃ¢ÂÂs eye-roll. pic.twitter.com/PXEI0WxyYH
Ã¢ÂÂ SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) July 7, 2017