It has seemed to me worth while to show from the history of civilization just what war has done and has not done for the welfare of mankind. In the eighteenth century it was assumed that the primitive state of mankind was one of Arcadian peace, joy, and contentment. In the nineteenth century the assumption went over to the other extreme — that the primitive state was one of universal warfare. This, like the former notion, is a great exaggeration.
Overall, I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but when I do, it is often in the form of feminist essays. And I just think I may have been spoiled by better essay writers than Solnit.
Men Explain Things to Me was a natural choice for my TBR, but the writing quality is just okay, not very evocative or engaging, and the ideas are very basic. I keep seeing anecdotes from other reviewers on how men have tried to explain things to them in their lives.
But, unfortunately, that's where the positive ended for me. Take, for example, the title essay of "Men Explain Things to Me".
The title pretty much says it all, and the essay doesn't take you into any more depth. Almost the entirety of the essay is contained within its title. The essay consists of Solnit talking about an encounter with a man who tried to explain to her something she knew more about than he did.
She doesn't analyze this, or the history behind it - it is not so much an essay as it is an idea floating around without depth. That's just the first essay, but the rest feel like Feminismtoo.
The book lacks intersectionality, which, you know, fine, I get writing about what you know, but then don't make absolutely ridiculous statements like this: I thought for a while I could say this book was only for those who know nothing about feminism already, but reading statements like that make me think it isn't for those either.In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women.
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