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Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca Solnit
Men Explain Things to Me
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In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars... show more
In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!”This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf ’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781608463862 (1608463869)
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
5.0 Halloween Bingo -- Terrifying Women Square -- yeah.
Because we should all be so terrifying, instead of terrified. The truth is that even if we don't live in constant conscious fear, our lives are bounded by it, our actions limited by it. It's far more real than haunted houses or vampires. We're far more likely to be victims of sexual assault or g...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
5.0 Men Explain Things To Me
I expected the essay on men actually explaining things to women in the way they do that spawned the term "mansplain". It's one of my favorite words. I've even shared it with other men who love it just as much. They know the ones that are notorious for it, the ones who always try to shut down the wom...
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
5.0 Brava!
"Six years ago, when I sat down and wrote the essay 'Men Explain Things to Me,' here's what surprised me: though I began with a ridiculous example of being patronized by a man, I ended up with rapes and murders. We tend to treat violence and the abuse of power as though they fit into airtight cat...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.5 Men Explain Things to Me: Or How Misogyny Manifests in our Culture (and why it hurts everyone)
I've been an admirer of Rebecca Solnit for several years now - I'm continually impressed by her way with words and ability to dig to the core of things, even when they are multifaceted and complex. It's no surprise I found this book brilliant. What is a surprise is just how badly I want to press thi...
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it
4.0 Men Explain Things to Me
I didn't know this book was a collection of essays when I first sat down with it. I thought it was an expansion on the title essay. I would have enjoyed this book more if I'd known what to expect, so in case you didn't know, either: this book is a collection of feminist essays. Some of the writing h...
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