If the young man wants to be work with and be social with both men and women, he would do well to read Rebecca Solnit’s brilliant Men Explain Things to Me (Haymarket, 2014). This book of essays opens with the justly famous title essay, recounting some of the many times men have interrupted Solnit to explain to her why she is wrong about what she just said, and won’t stop even when she tells them she has written a book about the subject and knows much more about it than they do.
The other essays cover marriage equality, women in science, rape culture and other topics. The book will give the young man a glimpse into the world as experienced by women today.
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Contributor: Nancy Schimmel