I once encountered a word on Twitter that means a man thinks that a woman doesn't know more than him about what she is doing. For instance, such a guy would command a lady how to drive in his way when the woman is in the driver's seat(literally) and the man in the passenger seat. And a male student would like to guide a female in coding even though he is not asked to.

What is that word?

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    He's a chauvinist (chauvinism - an attitude of superiority toward members of the opposite sex.) Sometimes made more explicit by calling him a male chauvinst pig (MCP). Commented Jul 15, 2021 at 16:11
  • @FumbleFingers Don't write answers in the comments, please.
    – nick012000
    Commented Jul 15, 2021 at 17:06
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    @FumbleFingers - write away, pal! Commented Jul 15, 2021 at 18:05
  • I can think of a word, but I might get in trouble if I write it here. It starts with an A. Commented Jul 15, 2021 at 20:30

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I'm guessing that word is mansplaining

the explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing.

And here's a flowchart taken from the BBC website

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    I believe that’s it. I believe “henpecking” would be the word when the roles are reversed.
    – tale852150
    Commented Jul 16, 2021 at 11:59

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