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Men Explain Things To Me - Rebecca Solnit
Men Explain Things To Me
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"This slim book—seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with power and wit."—Boston Globe "The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger "Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions."—Salon "Solnit tackles big... show more
"This slim book—seven essays, punctuated by enigmatic, haunting paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with power and wit."—Boston Globe "The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger "Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions."—Salon "Solnit tackles big themes of gender and power in these accessible essays. Honest and full of wit, this is an integral read that furthers the conversation on feminism and contemporary society."—San Francisco Chronicle Top Shelf "Solnit [is] the perfect writer to tackle the subject: her prose style is so clear and cool."—The New Republic "The terrain has always felt familiar, but Men Explain Things To Me is a tool that we all need in order to find something that was almost lost."—National Post 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. This updated edition with two new essays of this national bestseller book features that now-classic essay as well as "#YesAllWomen," an essay written in response to 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots movement that arose with it to end violence against women and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This book is also available in hardcover. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books, most recently The Faraway Nearby. She is a Harper's Magazine contributing editor.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781608464661 (1608464660)
ASIN: 1608464660
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
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She Reads
She Reads rated it
1.0 Men Explain Things to Me: A Ranting Review
I'm a firm believer in the rights and empowerment of women. I'm actually a firm believer in those things for any human which is why this "new classic" of feminist literature rubs me the absolute wrong way. It is everything that I fear about modern feminism which is to say that it strays so far int...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
This book is a collection of essays by Rebecca Solnit, all more or less on feminist topics. The essays are well written, and I did get a bit of kick out of the story of the man who decided to tell her about her own book without realizing that she was the author. I'm not sure how much any of the essa...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 To be a Woman in The World
So very good. I suggest that you read this if you have time. It's fantastic and there are so many stats that will make your head swim. To be a woman in the world means you are intrinsically in danger. Most of that danger comes from men and even from well-meaning men who just can't help "explaining" ...
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...
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