Lawyer recognizes need to step in and “firmly” explain to Sigafoos precisely what McCasland was seeking
Despite the statement at the beginning of the November meeting where Yavapai Community College District Governing Board Chair Ray Sigafoos apologized for what Deb McCasland alleged was a verbal attack on her at the October meeting, Sigafoos seemed to continue with his “mansplaining” later in the meeting. Regarding the October incident, Sigafoos said at the beginning of the November meeting that “sometimes I’m not very diplomatic and I apologize if that was taken in the wrong way.” He also said that “I don’t remember the discussion at all. I’m sorry.” McCasland reminded him that “It was lengthy—look at the video.”
However, the “mansplaining” by Sigafoos appeared to continue later in the November meeting and reached a point where the Governing Board lawyer, Lynne Adams, recognized the need to intervene. She then “firmly” explained to Sigafoos, who appeared somewhat reluctant or surprised, precisely what McCasland was asking of the Board.
Because of time considerations, the Blog has limited the edits on this issue in the video below to a little under six minutes. The video contains McCasland’s questions about where and how the College was spending its revenue and her request that it be appropriately reviewed. The video also contains a portion of what the Blog considers to be Sigafoos’ “mansplaining” and the entire intervention and explanation to Sigafoos by the Board lawyer when she stepped in.
“Mansplaining” is a blend of the word man and the informal form splaining of the verb explaining and means “to explain something to someone, characteristically by a man to woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing”. Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansplaining.
You may also view a video of the entire meeting by clicking here and then clicking on “Meeting Videos.”