Men Explain Things To Me - Chapter 1: Men Explain Things to Me Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Solnit
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At a party in Aspen that were largely much older people than she and her friend, Sallie, one of the old men asked Rebecca about the books she’d written. She had written seven books by that time but decided to tell the man about her most recent book, River of Shadows. The man referred to a book that had been recently published and that was a very important book on the same topic as her book. Sallie interjected that the book he was referring to was Rebecca’s book but he chose to ignore her. It took Sallie three more times before he grasped what she was saying. He turned ashen, had nothing to say and walked away.

It has been Rebecca’s experience that many men feel they are superior to women and that they must “explain...

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