Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to Me 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 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. Feminism has and probably will always have a special place in my heart Overall, I don t read a lot of nonfiction, but when I do, it is often in the form of feminist essays And I just think I may have been spoiled by better essay writers than Solnit.Men Explain Things to Me was a natural choice for my TBR, but the writing quality is just okay, not very evocative or engaging, and the ideas are very basic Compare this to Roxane Gay or Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Bad Feminist, Hunger, We Should Feminism has and probably will always have a special place in my heart Overall, I don t read a lot of non
This book is so depressing that I had to read this one at the same time to prevent me from spiralling down into despair.You may have heard of the title essay, which is funny and deservedly famous But in the second essay the floor suddenly drops away and we re falling into the vile pit of misogyny The second essay is called The Longest war and is about men hating, silencing, injuring and killing women Ah misogyny, men hating women It s like oil every time you think we may be running out o This book is so depressing that I had to read this one at the same time to prevent me from spiralling down into despair.You may have heard of the title essay, which is funny and deservedly famous But in the second essay the floor suddenly drops away and we re falling into the vile pit of misogyny The second essay is called The Longest war and is about men hating, silencing, injuring and killing women Ah misogyny, men hating women It s like oil every time you think we may be running out of it vast new reserves are discovered Recent new geysers of hatred have been spouting forth from the inte
I ve read this essay and others by Solnit all prior to their inclusion in this slim little tone with the exactly right sized lettering on its cover I am hugely adoring of her writing, so this review is less about the essays themselves all fantastic than the fact that it is a discrete volume you can, and should, be toting around in public.Ladies, read it on the subway.Two nights ago I was coming home from a lovely summer s walk to a favorite bookstore, where I snapped up the book I took it ou I ve read this essay and others by Solnit all prior to their inclusion in this slim little tone with the exactly right sized lettering on its cover I am hugely adoring of her writing, so this review is less about the essays themselves all fantastic than the fact that it is a discrete volume you can, and should, be toting around in public.Ladies, read it on the subway
. The titular first essay is required reading for humans, especially men I enjoyed is that the right word the rest of the book as well, though I felt the essays were best when they were most direct My only quibble with the book is that the essays weren t meant to appear together, which led to some unfortunate repetition, right down to quotes from primary sources that appear in multiple essays Still well worth the time.One note The best part about reading this as a book No comments section The titular first essay is required readin
This collection of essays is a relatively quick read at 130 pages And no, it s not just 130 pages of funny anecdotes depicting unwitting men explaining things to Solnit that she already knows In fact, after the introductory essay, there s no further mention of such behavior What follows is what I would call a crash course in why feminism was so important in the past and also why there s still a critical need for its existence today So prepare yourself before diving into this Solnit s knack This collection of essays is a relatively quick read at 130 pages And no, it s not just 130 pages of funny anecdotes depicting unwitting men explaining things to So
Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they re talking about Some men Men explain things to me all the time, whether it be in person, online, in classroom, on dates, and at work And my female friends tell me the same thing Of course I have often been left wondering what it is about me that make these particular men believe I know nothing about the subject It can t just be my gender,surely It often is but often their actions are often racialized This book Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they re talking about Some men Men explain things to me all the time, whether it be in person, online, in classroom, on dates, and at work And my female friends tell me the same thing Of course I have often been left wondering what it is about me that make these particular men believe I know nothing about the subject It can t just be my gender,surely It often is but often their actions are often racialized This book focuses on gendered assumptions of a woman being
not really sure why i even finished this book probably one of the biggest and earliest red flags for me was when she said that violence doesn t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender that s cool and all but as a woman of color i m exponentiallylikely to be assaulted than a white woman and part of the reason behind that is because of fetishizing done primarily andor less inducted into the world i live in by, you guessed it, white men.solnit not really sure why i even finished this book probably one of the biggest and earliest red flags for me was when she said that violence doesn t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender that s cool and all but as a woman of color i m exponentiallylikely to be assaulted than a white woman and part of the reason behind that is because of fetishizing done primarily andor less inducted into the world i live in by, you guessed it, white men.solnit ha
Having the right to show up and speak are basic to survival, to dignity, and to liberty Well, this is a really interesting analyze of these little nothings that imprisons women in straightjackets, unfortunately leaving the way open for physical or mental violence You may not want to see it, but it s here, it does happen, and vigilance is mandatory in my opinion As I sometimes ask my friends, what kind of world do you want to live in Is it okay to let people act that way, to agree tacitl Having the right to show up and speak are basic to survival, to dignity, and to liberty Well, this is a really interesting analyze of these little nothings that imprisons women in straightjackets, unfortunately leaving the way open for physical or mental violence You may not want to see it, but it s here, it does happen, and vigilance is mandatory in my opinion As I sometimes ask my friends, what kind of world do you want to live in Is it okay to let people act that way, to agree tacitly with such behavior Is it has always been likewise an excuse to reckon with Hell no Time for a little anecdote A few weeks ago, we read in class a short tale about equality between boys and girls and we debated on the subject just after You can imagine my shock when
It didn t go where I thought it would It starts out strong, she ends on a decent note, but it meanders in the middle in a way that makes me wish it hadn t been a book at all It s good writing, and the points she makes are important, but overall it was just a little, I don t know, unfocused La
Do not be fooled by the cutesy title this is a dark and serious book Men Explain Things to Me is a collection of essays about feminism, sexism, patriarchy, misogyny, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, poverty, class warfare and gender inequality around the world It s a heavy load, my friends.To say that I was under a misapprehension about this book is an understatement A friend mentioned how amusing the title essay was, and I assumed the whole book was like that funny stories about t Do not be fooled by the cutesy title this is a dark and serious book Men Explain Things to Me is a collection of essays about feminism, sexism, patriarchy, misogyny, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, poverty, class warfare and gender inequality around the world It s a heavy load, my friends.To say that I was under a misapprehension about this book is an understatement A friend

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  • Paperback
  • 130 pages
  • Men Explain Things to Me
  • Rebecca Solnit
  • English
  • 22 September 2019
  • 1608463869