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Imagine you didn’t get enough sleep last night and you feel utterly exhausted today.You complain to someone—your partner, parent, friend, or coworker—by saying, “I am so tired!Ok so invalidating their experiences is denying there's a problem but disagreeing about the exact cause of the problem is ok. It depends on the issue but I'm normally more sympathetic than the first option. If you are reading a statistic about wages or employment, your gender doesn't matter and things can be discussed in abstract without using any specific perspective.But then people talk about their personal experiences, well then that is their experience.And if you don't share the experience but your circumstance are significantly different such as if you have a different gender or is living in a different country, you simply can't compare your experiences.I believe that men can have a voice on all gender issues, and I hope they do.I get why you're saying that but I think most feminists would say that there are parts and issues where women's voice matter more than men's.Also this term ('invalidating their experiences') only ever seems to be raised when men are disagreeing with women.
If you've wondered what most feminists think about certain things, what our response is to certain issues, how we think certain things should be handled, or why we have adopted the positions and stands that we have, this is your place to get your questions answered!People sometimes incorrectly believe that ignoring feelings will help them to diminish and ultimately disappear. Ignoring, minimizing, or denying feelings either causes them to amplify or results in other negative feelings, namely those of being hurt, isolated, or rejected.Sometimes people look for the reason behind negative feelings or difficult experiences.Surely it can be applied to any disagreement and if the man disagrees, he's then 'mansplaining'.I've also seen the term gaslighting used for when a man disagrees and apparently it's equated to abuse.
Invalidating, like many others have said, is a way of taking away the value of lived experience because you haven't lived it.