Men Explain Things To Me Solenit Analysis

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Women’s credibility is often a subject of doubt, due to men continuously trying to be authoritative over women, as in the case of Rebeca Solnit in “Men Explain Things to Me.” The writer is confronted by a man who is explaining a book that she previously wrote; however, he is unaware of Solnit’s expertise on the subject. When she attempts to express her views, opinions, and facts he completely ignores her. Women should put a stop to a man if he is not knowledgeable of a certain topic and instead tell him that he is incorrect. This way, women will not feel overpowered by a man and will prevent low self-esteem. For instance, she claims that women must be “audible and credible” in order to have “true” empowerment and survive the argument of a man

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