Tyra Banks is on the job.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this shitstorm of a a television show, Tyra’s specialty (correction: one of her many specialties) is inventing simple words to describe a more complex concept. Usually, this involves taking 2 key words from said concept and mashing them together, then repeating 50-75 times over the course of her hour-long show.
My new favorite? Mantrum.
To quote the wordsmith herself:
“When a man gets all upset, like a child, it’s not a tantrum. It’s a Mantrum!” (emphasis mine).
The show then went on to show various video montages of boyfriends getting very angry at their girlfriends. This part wasn’t so funny. In fact, it’s not funny at all– it’s men with either profound insecurities or serious anger issues who are having a difficult and potentially dangerous time expressing themselves. But don’t worry ladies! When your man starts to get all smashy, it’s just a Mantrum! According to the show, the best way to deal with it is to talk to him like he’s a small child. I’d like to hear from ONE man who doesn’t feel better when his girlfriend emasculates him in public, especially on national television. Now, clean up the mess you made in the front yard like a big boy, and I’ll make you a peanut butter sandwich.