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By Rebecca Solnit
"This narrow book—seven essays, punctuated through enigmatic, haunting work via Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with strength and wit."—Boston Globe
"The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger
"Feminist, usually humorous, unflinchingly sincere and infrequently scathing in its conclusions."—Salon
"Solnit tackles great issues of gender and tool in those available essays. sincere and entire of wit, this is often an fundamental learn that furthers the dialog on feminism and modern society."—San Francisco Chronicle best Shelf
"Solnit [is] the appropriate author to take on the topic: her prose type is so transparent and cool."—The New Republic
"The terrain has regularly felt time-honored, yet Men clarify issues To Me is a device that all of us want which will locate anything that used to be nearly lost."—National Post
In her comedian, scathing essay, "Men clarify issues to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what frequently is going fallacious in conversations among women and men. She wrote approximately males who wrongly think they comprehend issues and wrongly think ladies do not, approximately why this arises, and the way this point of the gender wars works, airing a few of her personal hilariously lousy encounters.
This up-to-date version with new essays of this nationwide bestseller e-book positive factors that now-classic essay in addition to "#YesAllWomen," an essay written in keeping with 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots flow that arose with it to finish violence opposed to ladies and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This ebook is additionally to be had in hardcover.
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the writer of fourteen books, such a lot lately The remote Nearby. She is a Harper's Magazine contributing editor.
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While the 1st women’s rights conference was once held in Seneca Falls, ny, in 1848, thirty-two of the only hundred signatories to its assertion of Independence–echoing manifesto have been males. nonetheless, it used to be noticeable as a women’s challenge. Like racism, misogyny can by no means be properly addressed via its sufferers by myself. the boys who get it additionally remember that feminism isn't a scheme to deprive males yet a crusade to disencumber us all. There’s extra that we have to be liberated from: perhaps a process that prizes festival and ruthlessness and temporary considering and rugged individualism, a approach that serves environmental destruction and unlimited intake so well—that association you could name capitalism. It embodies the worst of machismo whereas it destroys what’s top in the world. extra males healthy into it greater, however it doesn’t fairly serve any people. you could glance to pursuits, similar to the Zapatista revolution, which has a large ideology that comes with feminist in addition to environmental, monetary, indigenous, and different views. this can be the way forward for feminism that isn't feminism on my own. Or the current of feminism: the Zapatistas rose up in 1994 and are nonetheless going, as are myriad different tasks to reimagine who we're, what we need, and the way we would stay. while I attended a 2007 Zapatista encuentro within the Lacandon wooded area, targeting women’s voices and rights, on the finish of 2007, ladies testified movingly approximately how their lives had replaced once they had received rights in the house and the neighborhood as a part of their revolution. “We had no rights,” considered one of them stated of the period sooner than the uprising. one other testified, “The saddest half is that we couldn’t comprehend our personal problems, why we have been being abused. not anyone had advised us approximately our rights. ” this is that street, possibly one thousand miles lengthy, and the lady jogging down it isn’t at mile one. I don’t understand how some distance she has to move, yet i do know she’s unlikely backward, regardless of it all—and she’s now not jogging by myself. perhaps it’s numerous women and men and other people with extra fascinating genders. Here’s the field Pandora held and the bottles the genies have been published from; they seem like prisons and coffins now. humans die during this warfare, however the principles can't be erased. photo credit All photographs via Ana Teresa Fernandez courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris. 1. “Untitled” (performance documentation), oil on canvas, 6"x8", from the sequence “Pressing concerns. ” 2. “Aquarius” (performance documentation at San Diego/Tijuana border), oil on canvas, 54"x82", from the sequence “Ablution. ” three. “Untitled” (performance documentation at San Diego/Tijuana border), oil on canvas, 60"x72>", from the sequence “Pressing issues. ” four. “Untitled” (performance documentation), oil on canvas, 70"x80", from the sequence “Ablution. ” five. “Untitled” (performance documentation), oil on canvas, 72"x60", from the sequence “Teleraña. ” 6. “Untitled” (performance documentation), oil on canvas, 72"x60", from the sequence “Teleraña. ” 7. “Untitled” (performance documentation), oil on canvas, 53"x57", from the sequence “Ablution.