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Men Explain Things to Me
In her comic, scathing essay "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit takes on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She writes 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.
The updated edition of this national bestseller features that now-classic essay with 8 others, including "#YesAllWomen," a response to the 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots movement that arose in response to confront violence against women and misogyny.
"This slim book hums with power and wit."
"The Antidote to Mansplaining."
"Feminist, frequently funny, unflinchingly honest and often scathing in its conclusions."
"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
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.