There is, alas, no way to accomplish your objective. The man who wishes to lecture you on a subject you already understand will lecture you no matter what you do. If you protest strenuously, he will assume you an ignoramus for ignoring his maleness, and he will speak all the more loudly and at length. If you fall silent, he will take your lack of speech as consent to hear more, and will go on and on. Short of coshing him over the head—an activity which, while temporarily satisfying, may have lengthier repercussions—I have no suggestions.
This sort of ordeal is only unbearable because you have no control over it. It is like an avalanche: it starts on high, and by the time it reaches your position, you are buried under it. But while you cannot stop it, you can control it—and I suspect that I am about to give a great many women an occupation for dinner parties for years to come.
Change your objective. Instead of wanting to put him off, draw him out. The more incorrect his statements, the more false praise you must heap upon his head.
"What is this? I did not know that the telegraph was based on scarcely perceptible sounds. Please tell me more! What would these noises sound like? Can you repeat them? Can you repeat them louder?"
Men who insist on knowing everything about everything cannot fail to answer such a question. The more ridiculous a man is, the more you should draw him out—and the more he will hang himself, as you quietly, sweetly hand him the rope.
Meet the eye of the other women around the table and share a quiet laugh with them. Award each other points for every ridiculous statement a man makes. When you reach ten, throw a party and do not invite any men.
"get off my dick spider-man we all have problematic faves"
ooh i can’t track this tag there’s too much bummer in there
good morning jill
"name about 5 ladies you’re interested in"
“30th of September: all pairs need to inform the mods about the lady they have chosen”
please femcomics forms as if i weren’t an embarrassing one-trick pony of a human being as if we haven’t already started this project in predictable directions
the proportion of photos in my phone that fall under the “other people’s cats” category to “all other photographs” is a little startling
A female character driven story where she beats up a lot of dudes? (I have not read that run yet, I’m just assuming)
go read greg rucka’s punisher, the run and then the miniseries, go do it now, i am so excited for you