Rebecca Solnit Made My Day! “Mansplaining”

Sooooo, I heard that Rebecca Solnit is going to be on CBC Radio’s ‘The Current’ tomorrow (i.e., Thursday, June 12, 2014). Talking about her new book. I Googled it & wound up reading all the following.

& it made my day! (Well, that & the word "woof," but I'd better not go into that.)

Because I have entirely too often been patronized by men who know far less than I do on certain particular topics, who have (to repeat myself) patronized & dismissed & minimized me, & whose overall theme in life might as well be “Don’t confuse me with the facts. Honey.”

& Solnit nails these buggers, & she nails them good.

& by golly, she’s funny all the while she’s doing it!

She made my day.

Check her out!

Guardian article Mansplaining, explained: 'Just ask an expert. Who is not a lady'

The book: Men Explain Things to Me

The source article on Tom Dispatch (& facts didn’t get in their way)

Solnit on Occupy (“Occupy Your Victories”)

& I love love loved her book A Paradise Built in Hell

& this quote about nukes & climate change:

“Sure, you can say nuclear power is somewhat less carbon-intensive than burning fossil fuels for energy; beating your children to death with a club will prevent them from getting hit by a car. Ravaging the Earth by one irreparable means is not a sensible way to prevent it from being destroyed by another. There are alternatives. We should choose them and use them.” – Rebecca Solnit


p.s. & I still have her interview on CBC’s ‘The Current’ to look forward to! Life is rich, I tellya!!

p.p.s. I’ve met a nuclear industry dude or 3 who has pulled this serious “Don’t confuse me with the facts” shit on me. It would be funny, if they didn’t have their hands on such a bloody dangerous, filthy, life-threatening technology. (Well, it wouldn’t really be funny even then, but I’m trying to be … magnanimous, or … something. Not sure what I'm trying to be. Let’s just stick to the facts, shall we?)