Welcome to our inaugural blog post! We promise [little more than]* occasional reviews of what we’ve been reading, watching and cogitating upon recently, a bit of friendly dialogue, and the lofty [ideals]** of correct apostrophe usage and split infinitive avoidance at all times.
The name for our blog is inspired by a recent article by Annabel Crabb in The Monthly. http://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2015/may/1430402400/annabel-crabb/crying-shame
Therefore it seems fitting that the topic of ladysplaining is the subject of our first blog post. Annabel’s analysis of man- and lady-splaining resonates profoundly. One of the many things your [humble]*** bloggers have in common is that we are [seeking to succeed]**** in male-dominated professions. So mansplaining is certainly not a new concept.
However, there is much we still wonder about the subject and Ms Crabb’s article has prompted a few reflections and a few questions**** from each of us (see below in the comments!)
[Translation into man-speak:
*the best ever ** reality ***esteemed ***brilliantly succeeding ****Ladysplain-style]