Revisiting Solnit: Mansplaining in the Kyriarchy

By Beth U In 2008, Rebecca Solnit published an article in the LA Times entitled “Men Explain Things to Me.” In it, Solnit describes a conversation she had with a stranger at a party.  During their brief chat, the man tells her about book that, in fact, Solnit herself wrote.  When she finally gets through to him that she, indeed, wrote the book, he is momentarily stunned, then continues to explain her own book to her.  Solnit writes:
Men explain thing...
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