male answer syndrome
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- (sometimes capitalized) A 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 9780520230385, OL 7711254M, 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 9780307452733, OL 25220291M, page 201:
- Psychologists at Southwestern University sought to determine whether such a thing as male answer syndrome actually exists.
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