n 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.
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!”
The updated edition of this national bestseller features two new essays, including Solnit's recent essay on the remarkable feminist conversation that arose in the wake of the 2014 Isla Vista killings.
"It’s a fraught time to be female in America (or should I say fraught-er), and a newly expanded edition of Rebecca Solnit ’s Men Explain Things to Me is the most clarifying, soothing and socially aware document I’ve read on the topic this year."
-Lena Dunham, Wall Street Journal
"Trenchant and timely reflections on persistent inequality between women and men and gender-based violence."
-New York Times
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