Men Explain Things To Me - Chapter 3: Worlds Collide in a Luxury Suite Summary & Analysis

Rebecca Solnit
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Rebecca addresses the alleged rape by the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape by a maid in a New York City hotel. After reports of this incident surfaced, another woman spoke out and claimed that he had assaulted her as well. Another female, a Hungarian economist and colleague, claimed that Strauss-Kahn had also sexually harassed her.

Rebecca Solnit makes a comparison between the abuse that the head of the IMF had been accused of and the abusive policies of the IMF itself which had caused struggling and strife in various developing countries around the world. In the 1990s, instead of helping third world nations, the loans the IMF granted were used to gain power over the developing nations that received them. In the twenty-first century, however, the IMF began to lose...

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