Men Explain Things To Me

The antidote to mansplaining. (2015.9)


关于本书 About the book

In her comic, scathing essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.

本书金句 Key insights

● Sexism is widespread throughout the world and manifests in many forms, from mi-croaggressions like mansplaining to justice systems effectively designed to let men get away with rape.

● Men often assume (perhaps unconsciously) that they’re more intelligent or knowl-edgeable than women, so they feel the need to teach them in a condescending or patronizing way.

● Sure,Not All Men are misogynists and rapists. That’s not the point. The point is that ,Yes All Women live in fear of the ones that are.

● When women are demonized for speaking out, it only adds insult to the injury they’ve already endured.

● The recognition that misogyny and sexism are societal problems that don’t exclusive-ly affect women was a big step forward.