Serious or spoof?

I hope that Rex Huppke’s June 6 opinion piece on “mansplaining” was a masterful piece of satire.

If not, ironically, it was a perfect example of the phenomenon itself: “Pardon me, ladies, but the men just don’t seem to get what’s wrong with mansplaining when you explain it to them.

Allow me to address my fellow males to explain it properly, since they only listen when another man speaks to them.”

It’s as if a man just wrote a column telling other males what’s wrong with their behavior because he doesn’t think women have been able to effectively communicate that themselves.

It’s either brilliant satire, or the saddest example of mansplaining I’ve read in years.

Roxanne Ellis,

Key West