Friday, April 30, 2021, 03:00pm - 05:00pm
Title: He Said, She Listened: Mansplaining, Gaslighting, and Epistemic Entitlement."
Abstract: A wrongheaded sense of moral entitlement to women’s sexual, emotional, reproductive, and material labor underlies a great deal of misogyny. In this talk, I introduce another form of entitlement that can be thought of as epistemic: a sense of entitlement to be the designated knower or informant, or the agent who issues authoritative explanations. I connect the notion of epistemic entitlement with a variety of problematic behavior, including mansplaining, gaslighting, and misogynistic anger at women’s expert testimony.