male answer syndrome

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male answer syndrome (uncountable)

  1. (sometimes capitalized, derogatory) A supposed male compulsion to answer questions regardless of whether one knows the answer.
    • 2002 June 27, Lori Kendall, Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online, University of California Press, →ISBN, →OL, page 76:
      Like most statements on BlueSky that call attention to norms of masculinity, accusations of male answer syndrome tend to be offered and taken in good humor.
    • 2011 October 25, Valerie Young, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, New York: Crown Business, →ISBN, →OL, page 201:
      Psychologists at Southwestern University sought to determine whether such a thing as male answer syndrome actually exists.
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