WATCH: CNN Guest Gives Ultimate Mansplanation For Anti-Catcall Video

Leave it to Steve Santagati, the author of a book called "The MANual," to pinpoint exactly what's wrong with a viral anti-catcall video.
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Leave it to the guy who authored a book called “The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate — and What Women Can Do to Come Out on Top” to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with a viral anti-catcall video.

CNN brought “The Manual” author Steven Santagati and comedian Amanda Seales onto a panel Saturday to talk about a viral PSA from the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! The video captured the catcalls one woman received while walking for 10 hours around New York City in simple jeans and a T-shirt.

“At lot of these men, they’re not just saying hello,” Seales explained. “They say hello, and when you say hello back, what that means is that’s an invitation to now holler at you.”

“And I can see you shaking your head, but you are not an expert on this, my brother, because you are not a woman walking in the street,” she said to Santagati.

“No, but I am more of an expert than you, and I will tell you why,” Santagadi replied. “I’m a guy and I know how we think more than you guys will ever know.”

“The bottom line is this, ladies,” he added. “You would not care if all these guys were hot. They would be bolstering your self-esteem, bolstering your ego. There is nothing more that a woman loves to hear than how pretty she is.”

But Santagati’s mansplaining didn’t stop there.

“I’m also very suspicious because this was put together by an ad agency to go viral,” he continued. “So how do we know some of those guys weren’t planted?”

Watch below:

h/t Mediaite

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  1. I’m a guy and I did not approve this message. When you say “we,” pal, make it clear you’re speaking for lummoxes like yourself and not for all men, some of whom can actually act appropriately and not like jerks even if, believe it or not, they think a woman is attractive.

  2. “So how do we know some of those guys weren’t planted?”

    Well, you may have been planted at one time yourself, Santagati, because you’re as dumb as a stump.

  3. “I’m a guy and I know how we think more than you guys will ever know.”

    OK. So, while discussing the thought process of these guys, your experience will probably provide some insight. Is that what you do?

    “The bottom line is this, ladies,” he added. “You would not care if all these guys were hot. They would be bolstering your self-esteem, bolstering your ego. There is nothing more that a woman loves to hear than how pretty she is.”

    Um, yeah, your experience as a guy doesn’t actually give you any insight into what the women experiencing this feel, or would feel.

  4. I wondered if he realized his immediate hyprocrisy myself. She can’t tell you what men think or why they behave this way, but you can unequivocally tell her what every woman on earth thinks when faced with this behavior.

  5. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    i.e. “AllGuys think with their dinky”, he ejaculated!

    emphasized text’'sorry…for my references to the semen…
    The subject matter cries out for it…BenStein. StevenSantiwhatever.
    emphasized text

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