Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Spring quarter is here and nobody is more excited than freshly minted TA Seth Jameson.

Jameson, a first-year Ph.D. candidate in the university’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management hoping to study environmental engineering, has high hopes for the duration of his five-year program here at UCSB.

However, what Jameson looks forward to most is mansplaining to female students.

“There’s nothing more rewarding than condescendingly explaining a basic concept to a woman so that her simple lady brain can understand,” he said.

Jameson hopes to challenge himself to mansplain outside of his comfort zone, aiming to dabble in economics, chemistry and even feminist studies.

“I feel like, as a white man, I can bring a fresh perspective to the feminist studies department here,” Jameson said as he adjusted the collar of his plaid button down shirt from J. Crew.

While bringing a new level of wokeness to the feminist studies department may have to wait, Jameson is excited to test out his mansplaining at home in the Bren School.

“Nothing empowers a woman in a S.T.E.M. field quite like invalidating her questions at every possible chance,” he said with a smirk.

We at the Nexus wish Seth nothing but the best in his TA endeavors and are confident that his future holds no shortage of extremely dry office hours, passive-aggressive emails and saying “actually” a lot.


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