Review; Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Those of you who have followed this blog for a time, probably have figured out that I am a feminist. Due to that, I couldn't resist picking up Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit and today I'll post the review.

Description from Goodreads
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.

My Thoughts On The Book
The book is both rage inducing and thought provoking, mainly as she writes about and points out several issues women struggle with; rape, treaths and being belittled. Some of the essays are better than others, but it's still worth the read. 

Comments

  1. I’m on a waitlist for this book. I’ve heard good things about it and need more essays in my life.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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