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Hepeated is the new word that’s taking the internet by storm

It is not unusual that ideas pitched by women are completely ignored until a man repeats or tweaks their ideas–and gets the credit for it. Women across age groups have, at one point, experienced such instances at home, in school, or in the workplace. And there has not been a term for it–until now.

Hepeated, the new term that gained traction after Nicole Gugliucci, a social advocate, professor, and astronomer, posted this on Twitter:

And explained how it is used:

Though the word “hepeated” is in the same level as “mansplaining,” they are different from each other. Mansplaining is when a man explains something to a woman in a condescending or patronizing manner, whereas hepeated is when a man repeats a woman’s idea and is applauded for it.

Gugliucci didn’t expect her post to go viral, but she was grateful that Twitter has become a platform for people to share their stories. Many women have actually experienced the same thing and joined the conversation.

In a span of just a few days, her post had over 65K retweets, 200K likes. It’s also since been added to the Urban Dictionary:

Hepeated, Woman, men, word, new

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