Men Explain Things To Me Setting & Symbolism

Rebecca Solnit
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Aspen Chalet

The “Ralph Laurence” style chalet was the location of the party that Rebecca and Sallie attended. The men and women at the party were so old that they felt like the young ladies of the fete. A man was telling her about an important book. When he realized she had written it, he didn’t want to talk to her any more.

Wanderlust

Rebecca Solnit’s 2000 book entitled Wanderlust helped her overcome her reluctance to fight men who bullied her about her own perceptions and interpretations. With each book or work she wrote her confidence in herself and who she was grew.

The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)

When Rebecca met with a male writer he became incensed when she mentioned that the Women Strike for Peace movement helped cause the collapse of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The man sneered at Rebecca’s...

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