Men Explain Things to Me
Publish date: March 21st 2014
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
, Gender Studies
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...