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Publisher's Summary

Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles.
Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings. From rape culture to mansplaining, from French sex scandals to marriage and the nuclear family, from Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays are a fierce and incisive exploration of the issues that a patriarchal culture will not necessarily acknowledge as 'issues' at all.
With grace and energy, and in the most exquisite and inviting of prose, Rebecca Solnit proves herself a vital leading figure of the feminist movement and a radical, humane thinker.
©2014 Rebecca Solnit (P)2014 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Exceptional… The feminist debate has once again exploded into the mainstream over the last few years, and this collection marks Solnit out as among the most thoughtful of many energetic writers leading it" (Jessica Abrahams in Prospect)
"Slim but trenchant collection of essays… As a collection it is an eloquent reminder that we still have some way to go when it comes to speaking of the issues she raises. She writes forcefully about the case of Domonique Strauss-Kahn. And yet this is not a gloomy book" (Erica Wagner in The Financial Times)
'[Rebecca] is not one of the most important female essayists of her generation. She is one of the most important essayists of her generation." (Stuart Kelly in the Scotland on Sunday )
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By Loladoestherola on 03-12-17

Well researched lost momentum at chapter 6,

Enjoyed first 5 chapters, very harrowing statistics, well put together, slightly slow in Chapter 6, but great overall read.
covers issues relevant to men and women who care about equality and basic human decency to one another.

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By Lisa on 03-18-16

Everyone should read this book not just women!

I learnt so much from this book about the steps we are making to reach a more equal world for both genders.

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By Anonymous User on 12-13-17

Great listen

Such good commentary on a number of issues affecting women! Really good listen and pretty educational providing ideas on several social issues.

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