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A man tried to mansplain catcalling on CNN. He was rightfully side-eyed to death.

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

It was only a matter of time before CNN, the nation's trusted news network for cruise ships gone awry, plumbed the depths of catcalling and street harassment. The nation was talking about catcalling thanks to a now-viral video of a woman filming 10 hours of walking and being catcalled in New York City.

CNN decided that the best and most entertaining way to tackle this sensitive topic would be to book Steven Santagati, the author of The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate and have him explain catcalling to host Fredericka Whitfield and guest Amanda Seales.

That explaining consisted of Santagati telling the two women that he's "more of an expert" than they are in the subject of street harassment. And how women, including the ones he was speaking to, truly love compliments. According to Santagati, the only reason women find catcalls are annoying or offensive is if they come from non-handsome men.

While Santagati mansplains, you can see Whitfield and Seales mentally processing the unbelievable combination of words coming out of his man's mouth (you can actually see the audio delay), and side-eye accordingly:


While this is mildly entertaining, it's important to remember that there are better resources about catcalling than Santagati out there.